Public Service Commissioners say they may have to ask the 2019 Legislature for more staff to inspect natural gas pipelines.
Right now, the state has 1 and ½ positions for that inspection.
Commissioner Brian Kroshus said the concern is the federal requirement of the number of inspection days.
"By the year 2020, we will have to demonstrate that we will be able to conduct 210 inspection days in the field," Kroshus said. "We're currently at 136."
Kroshus said the main reason for more inspection days is a growing natural gas infrastructure.