The New York State Department of Public Service, governed by the State of New York, regulates the state's electric, gas, steam, telecommunications and water utilities. The department exercises jurisdiction over major gas and electric transmission facilities. It is responsible for ensuring the safety of natural gas and liquid petroleum pipelines. The New York State Department of Public Service operates a hearings and alternative dispute resolution office that oversees the development of official case records. The department also handles cases concerning the performance of telecommunication and cable television companies. In addition, it offers legal consultation solutions for various other departments. The New York State Department of Public Service s utility security section analyzes a variety of security-related incidents.