New Audit Announcements

 
April 12, 2012

Audit Initiated of PHMSA's Management and Oversight of the State Pipeline Safety Program

Requested by the Secretary of Transportation
Project ID: 12A3008A000
 
 
 

Summary

The Office of Inspector General plans to review the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) management and oversight of the State Pipeline Safety Program, which provides Federal grant funds to State agencies that oversee pipeline operators. We are conducting our review in response to a recommendation from the National Transportation Safety Board to the Secretary of Transportation following the 2010 deadly gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California. Our audit objectives will be to assess the effectiveness of PHMSA’s: (1) policies and processes for executing the program; and (2) program oversight for verifying States are executing their pipeline safety oversight and enforcement responsibilities.

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