Jeff Weise to Step Down as Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety

Earlier this week, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced that Jeff Wiese, PHMSA's Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety, is leaving PHMSA to pursue new opportunities outside of the federal government.

Jeff has been with PHMSA for the past 16 years and in the federal government for 32 years. He has managed PHMSA's safety program for the nation's 2.6 million miles of natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines during a period of rapid transformation, and directed major new policy initiatives, including the design, development, and deployment of Integrity Management oversight and public awareness programs. He was also instrumental in building the framework for the Common Ground Alliance, which works to prevent underground utility damage. Prior to working for PHMSA Jeff was with the Minerals Management Service.

Jeff has spoken at many APGA events and worked with APGA’s leadership. He has also been a supporter of the APGA Security and Integrity Foundation (SIF). APGA and the SIF thank Jeff for his support as Associate Administrator and wish him all the best in his future career.

PHMSA will be naming an Interim Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety while the search for a permanent replacement gets underway. For questions on this article, please contact John Erickson of APGA staff by phone at 202-464-0834 or by email at