Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
The Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is an official of the Federal government of the United States serving as the chief executive officer of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration within the Department of Transportation. He or she is appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the United States Senate.
The position was created in 2004 as part of the Norman Y. Mineta Research and Special Programs Improvement Act. The act also authorized the establishment of a Deputy Administrator and a Chief Safety Officer.
The Administrator advises the Secretary of the Department of Transportation on all matters falling within PHMSA's jurisdiction. The Administrator directs the agency's national program responsible for protecting against the risks to life and property inherent in the transportation of hazardous materials in commerce and the transportation of natural gas, gasoline, petroleum, and other hazardous liquids by pipeline. The Administrator is also responsible for directing the development of the broad legislative, budgetary, fiscal, consumer, public affairs, and civil rights programs for the agency.
- Cynthia L. Quarterman – Administrator
- Timothy P. Butters – Deputy Administrator
- Mark Carr – Assistant Administrator/ Chief Safety Officer
- Vanessa Sutherland – Chief Counsel
- Jeannie Layson – Director of Governmental, International and Public Affairs
- Helen Hagin – Director of Civil Rights
- Magdy El-Sibaie – Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety
- Jeffrey D. Wiese – Associate Administrator for Pipeline Safety
- Scott Poyer – Associate Administrator for Administration/ Chief Financial Officer (CF)
- Brigham McCown, First Acting Administrator (Intermin CEO, First Full-Time Deputy Administrator (COO))
- Thomas J. Barrett, First Permanent Administrator
- Krista Edwards, Acting Administrator
- Carl Johnson, Administrator
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