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PHMSA Associate Administrator Announcement

Our warmest congratulations go to Jeff Wiese, who was recently selected as PHMSA’s Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety. Mr. Wiese has been the acting Associate Administrator since January 2007 and served as Acting Deputy Associate Administrator from August to December 2006. During this time he led the implementation of the newly enacted Pipeline, Inspection, Protection, Safety and Enforcement (PIPES) Act of 2006.

Mr. Wiese was Director for Program Development within the Office of Pipeline Safety for nearly 10 years. In that role he directed the design, development, and deployment of Integrity Management oversight and improved pipeline public awareness programs. Jeff was instrumental in building the Common Ground Alliance for preventing underground utility damage. Prior to joining DOT, Jeff worked for 15 years in the offshore oil and gas program of the Minerals Management Service (MMS). Over the course of his MMS career, Jeff directed several programs, including the offshore safety management program, and served for 5 years as Chief of Staff for Offshore Operations.

Mr. Wiese has an M.A. from the University of Rhode Island with interdisciplinary focus on science, policy, and economics and a B.S. in General Science from Grinnell College.