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Pipeline Safety Program

Steven Giambrone

Michael Peikert
Asst. Director



voice  (225) 342-5505
AFTER HOURS  (225) 342-5505

Physical Address
Office of Conservation-9th Floor
Pipeline Division
617 N. 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Postal Address
Office of Conservation
Pipeline Division
P.O. Box 94275
Baton Rouge, Louisiana


The Pipeline Safety Program has been in existence in the State of Louisiana since the early 1970s. It was granted and is now authorized under the Federal certification process found in Chapter 601, Title 49 of the United States Code. The Federal/State partnership, in developing and maintaining the program in Louisiana, has helped to improve and enhance the safety of the public and preservation of the environment in the State of Louisiana. This Program is responsible for regulating over 400 different intrastate pipeline operators to ensure safety and compliance with the regulations are achieved. Our duties consist of pipeline operator inspections, compliance and enforcement, safety programs, accident investigations, and record maintenance and reporting.
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Pipeline Safety Compliance Training  

The U.S. Department of Transportation's (US DOT) Transportation Safety Institute conducts Pipeline Safety Compliance Training specially designed for the energy industry.  This course will familiarize participants with US DOT pipeline safety regulations and acute, critical, and serious safety violations.  This course is designed to assist pipeline safety personnel with fewer than 10 years industry experience.  If you are responsible for oversight of pipeline safety and regulatory compliance, this course will be invaluable to your success.  Upcoming trainings are listed below:



Pipeline Safety Compliance Training – Gas (3 days) $1895

Topics include:

  • Title 49 CFR Parts 191 & 192
  • Testing & Uprating
  • General Construction Issues
  • Routine Operation & Maintenance 
  • Pressure Regulation Corrosion Control  
  • Non-Metallic Pipe 
  • Odorization
  • Compressor Stations 
  • Regulated Gathering Lines
  • Control Room Management



Pipeline Safety Compliance Training – Liquid (3 days) $1895

Topics include:

  • Title 49 CFR Parts 194 & 195
  • Accident & Other Reporting
  • Jurisdiction & Rural Gathering Lines
  • Design Requirements
  • Construction
  • Welding
  • Operations & Maintenance
  • MOP & Pressure Testing
  • Breakout Tanks
  • Control Room Management
  • Integrity Management Program (IMP)
  • Operator Qualification (OQ)
  • Corrosion Control
  • Spill Response
  • Enforcement



Contact Information: Email at or call (405) 954-5898.

About our Program
Rules & Regulations
Pipeline Enforcement Actions
Pipeline Maps and Permitting

Pipeline routes are only permitted in certain areas of Louisiana.  Below are some links to agencies with permitting authority.

Regulated Intrastate Gas and Hazardous Liquid Pipelines are required to submit a Notice of Construction to the Pipeline Safety Office.  The form for this notice is found below.

Pipeline Safety Programs
Confences & Training

Brochure to 2015 Conference

Brochures to Past Conferences

Training Material 
Training Material is from the 2009 Pipeline Safety Conference & Training.  Click on a topic to download the material (PDFs between 1MB-4MB).