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Engineering, GIS and Other Support

The Safety Division maintains a Geographic Information System that contains critical infrastructure and major infrastructure for energy and telecommunication providers within the state.  Since 2012, the Safety Division’s capabilities have been augmented with the addition of an analyst with GIS technical skills.  This has allowed the Safety Division to update and develop numerous GIS databases for various industry sectors.  The Commission has been active in the New Hampshire Department of Safety’s GIS effort to support NH VIEW, and partners with the Division of Emergency Services of the New Hampshire Department of Safety in sharing GIS layers, establishing common symbology, maps and databases used throughout the Commission and by other state agencies.  To date, GIS maps have been completed for natural gas, propane, electric, telecommunications, and cable TV.


The Safety Division routinely participates in periodic updates of the Commission’s administrative rules and regulatory proceedings for intrastate gas and electric transmission, distribution and other miscellaneous services, with a focus on issues that mitigate actual or potential threats or hazards that may affect the capabilities of these service providers and operators to deliver safe and reliable services.

The Safety Division is responsible for internally reviewing petitions from utilities to install facility crossings over public waters and State-owned land.  The Division’s reviews aid the Commission in determining whether such crossings are necessary to meet reasonable requirements of service to the public and whether they conform to applicable safety codes.  The Division identifies potential negative impacts upon the public, while saving petitioners and ratepayer’s potential costs of special assessments applicable to outside consultants.




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Engineering, GIS and Other Support

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