Pipeline Safety Statutes & Regulations

The PUCN is a regulatory agency that ensures utilities comply with laws enacted by the Nevada Legislature. Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) chapters 426, 455, 701, 701B, 702, 703, 704, 704A, 704B, 705, 707, 708, 709, and 710 set forth the enabling legislation that establishes and defines the PUCN’s regulatory duties.

The PUCN adopts, repeals and amends regulations, under the authority granted by statutes, that have the force and effect of law.  These regulations are contained in the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) chapters 233B, 455, 702, 703, 704, 704A, 704B, 705, and 707.



    Pipeline Safety Statutes (Nevada Revised Statutes)

    NRS 704.595 Civil penalty for violations of regulations adopted in conformity with Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968; compromise and recovery of penalty.   


      Pipeline Safety Regulations (Nevada Administrative Code)

      NAC 704.455 Applicability 
      NAC 704.460 Adoption by reference of certain federal regulations 
      NAC 704.461 Adoption by reference of certain standards of National Fire Protection Association
      NAC 704.465 Certain reports and notifications required to be made concurrently to the United States Department of Transportation and Commission