Q What federal, state/provincial, or local agencies regulate the pipelines? Posted2 years, 6 months and 3 days ago A Answered2 years, 6 months and 3 days ago Answered byJames O'Bryant The following are a few of the agencies that regulate natural gas pipelines: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulates such things as natural gas transportation rates, pipeline capacity, pipeline siting and natural gas quality requirements. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and their state and local agents provide regulation for the safe transportation of natural gas through pipelines. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Fish and Wildlife Service and state environmental protection agencies provide regulations for protection of the environment and cultural resources during the construction and operation of pipeline facilities. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides regulation for the safe working place for personnel.