Industry Organizations

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Regulatory entities that support the natural gas industry

Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC)

The Arizona Corporation Commission's Office of Pipeline Safety has the responsibility to enforce the Arizona Revised Statute Section 40-411.   The Commission has adopted Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 191, 192, 199, 40 and the Arizona Administrative Code R14-5-202 and R14-5-203 as the minimum standards for the transportation of natural gas by pipeline.

Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA)

As one of ten agencies within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), PHMSA works to protect the American public and the environment by ensuring the safe and secure movement of hazardous materials to industry and consumers by all transportation modes, including the nation's pipelines. PHMSA was created under the Norman Y. Mineta Research and Special Programs Improvement Act (P.L. 108-426) of 2004. which was signed into law by President Bush on November 20, 2004. The creation of PHMSA provides the Department a modal administration focused solely on its pipeline and hazardous materials transportation programs. Through PHMSA, the Department develops and enforces regulations for the safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of the nation's 2.3 million mile pipeline transportation system and the nearly 1 million daily shipments of hazardous materials by land, sea, and air.

Professional entities that support the natural gas industry

American Gas Association (AGA)

The AGA represents 187 local energy utility companies, both public and private, that deliver gas to businesses & industries throughout the United States. AGA is an advocate for local natural gas utility companies and provides a wide range of services for member natural gas pipelines, marketing, gathers, international gas companies and industry associates.

American Public Gas Association (APGA)*

APGA is a nonprofit trade organization representing America's publicly owned natural gas local distribution companies (LDCs). APGA represents the interests of public gas before Congress, federal agencies and other energy-related stakeholders by developing regulatory and legislative policies that further the goals of our members. In addition, APGA organizes meetings, seminars, and workshops with a specific goal to improve the safety, reliability, operational efficiency of gas systems, and regulatory environment in which they operate. 

*The City of Mesa is a member of this organization.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, today's ASME is a 120,000-member professional organization focused on technical, educational and research issues of the engineering and technology community. ASME conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, holds numerous technical conferences worldwide, and offers hundreds of professional development courses each year. ASME sets internationally recognized industrial and manufacturing codes and standards that enhance public safety.

Arizona 811*

Arizona 811 was established as a one-call notification system by underground facility owners to assist excavators with the statutory requirements to notify underground facility owners prior to excavation. This damage prevention service is provided free of charge to any individual or company planning to excavate. 

*The City of Mesa is represented on the Board of Directors. The City of Mesa participates in this program for the following reasons: to comply with State law, avoid injuries, prevent costly damages and interruptions of facility services, save time and money, avoid hazards, and eliminate construction delays. 

Gas Technology Institute (GTI)*

GTI is a leading research, development & training organization serving energy to environmental markets. This organization is dedicated to meeting the nation's current and future energy needs and environmental challenges by developing solutions for consumers, the natural gas industry, and government.

*The City of Mesa is a member of this organization.

Home Builders Association of Central Arizona  (HBACA)*

With roots dating back 51 years, the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona (HBACA) is a professional trade association representing and serving the collective interests of builders and associates in Central Arizona. In 1951, a group of builders and associates banded together to create an association that would unite hundreds of residential building professionals, suppliers, subcontractors, and affiliated industry professionals throughout the Valley. Today the HBACA represents almost 1,000 firms with more than 50,000 employees, and serves as the "Voice of the Housing Industry."  

*The City of Mesa is a member of this organization.

National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)*

NACE provides education and communicates information to protect people, assets, and the environment from the effects of corrosion.

*The City of Mesa is a member of this organization.