Translator Disclaimers

The Division of Reliability and Security is responsible for implementing ongoing strategies for utility disaster preparedness, reliability and infrastructure security in conjunction with the State's domestic preparedness and security efforts. The Division manages BPU's response to disasters, emergency or major disruptions by the comprehensive coordination of utility remediation and recovery actions. The Division also manages two major infrastructure Safety Programs: Underground Facilities Protection Act and Pipeline Safety Program.

Underground Facilities Protection

The Underground Facility Protection Act or One Call Law, requires excavators to participate in a comprehensive damage prevention program by calling a toll free number (811) three days prior to excavation. All companies that have underground facilities are then required to identify those facilities to prevent damage.

Bureau of One Call

Contact Information for Office of One Call & Meter Tests

Pipeline Safety
The Bureau of Pipeline Safety is a statutorily and federally required program with inspection and enforcement responsibilities for New Jersey’s natural gas infrastructure.  This Bureau is federally funded with discrete performance requirements dictated by our federal partners.  The Bureau monitors and inspects intrastate gas pipelines for compliance with federal and state regulations.

 

The federal government establishes minimum pipeline safety standards under the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 49 “Transportation”, Parts 190 – 199. The Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS), within the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), has overall regulatory responsibility for hazardous liquid and interstate gas pipelines under its jurisdiction in the United States.

 

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Division of Reliability and Security, Bureau of Pipeline Safety  under the  New Jersey Administrative Code – Pipeline Safety Regulations (Title 14, Chapters 6 & 7) handles pipeline safety inspections, incident investigations, enforcement and rulemaking, and coordinates the continuing education of gas facility operators, emergency responders, and other stakeholders. It also provides consultation on gas infrastructure issues.

The Pipeline Safety Bureau regulates and inspects the construction, operation, and maintenance activities of four natural gas utility operators (New Jersey Natural Gas Utility Companies).

The Bureau has oversight and safety obligations for New Jersey’s intrastate gas infrastructure including 454 miles of transmission pipelines, 34,800 miles of distribution mains and 2,374,000 service lines.

Contact Information for Pipeline Safety Program Manager 

Pipeline Safety Office Contact Information

Pipeline Safety Staff

Office Telephone

Email Address

Michael F. Stonack, P.E    
Pipeline Safety Program Manager

(609) 341-2795

Michael.Stonack@bpu.nj.gov

Juan Urena

(609) 341-2865

Juan.Urena@bpu.nj.gov

Andre Moses

(609) 292-7485

Andre.Moses@bpu.nj.gov

John Staudenmayer

(609) 292-8589

John.Staudenmayer@bpu.nj.gov

Paresh Trivedi

(609) 292-4514

Paresh.Trivedi@bpu.nj.gov

New Jersey Natural Gas Utility Companies:
 http://www.elizabethtowngas.com/

 http://www.njng.com/

 http://www.pseg.com/

 http://southjerseygas.com/

 

For Enforcement, Incident Reports, Excavation Damage and Inspection Information visit website below:

http://primis.phmsa.dot.gov/comm/StatePages/NewJersey.htm

To visit the National Pipeline Mapping System public map viewer click below:

http://www.npms.phmsa.dot.gov/