Infrastructure Jurisdiction

Ohio Gas Pipeline and Facilities Jurisdictions

Project Type

Siting Jurisdiction

Safety Jurisdiction

Natural gas distribution/transmission (intrastate)* Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO)
Natural gas transmission (interstate) Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
Production lines Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) ODNR
Gathering lines Local zoning authorities PUCO
Liquids lines Local zoning authorities PHMSA
Wellhead ODNR ODNR
Compressor stations Certified local building departments Certified local building departments
Processing facilities and Fractionation plants** Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Industrial Compliance Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Industrial Compliance

*OPSB jurisdiction is limited to intrastate lines greater than 500 feet in length and 9 inches in diameter with a Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure of greater than 125 psi.

**In March 2012, Govenor Kasich created an emergency order to amend our law outside of the legislative process to remove local control / zoning for building and regulation of massive natural gas and gas liquids plants (fractionation).  Read the Order

Contact Information

  • Ohio Power Siting Board, 180 East Broad Street, Columbus OH 43215-3793, (866) 270-6772; contactOPSB@puc.state.oh.us
  • Public Utilities Commission, 180 East Broad Street, Columbus OH 43215-3793, (800) 686-7826; contactThePUCO@puc.state.oh.us
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Oil & Gas Division, 2045 Morse Road, Building F-2, Columbus, OH 43229-6693, (614) 265-6922
  • U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Central Region Office, 901 Locust Street, Suite 462, Kansas City, MO 64106, (816) 329-3800
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20426, (866) 208-3372., http://www.ferc.gov.
 
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