PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 

Download our free eResource: Safety in Coatings Work.

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


Safer Pipeline Digging Gets $1.6M Boost

Thursday, September 6, 2012

More items for Health & Safety

Comment | More

Federal pipeline regulators have awarded 22 states nearly $1.6 million to tackle the deadly problem of pipeline excavation damage.

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, which regulates the U.S.’s 2.6 million miles of pipeline, announced the grants this week to strengthen and support state pipeline damage prevention programs.

 Excavation damage to U.S. pipelines has killed 38 people and caused $190 million in property damage since 2002.

 PHMSA

Excavation damage to U.S. pipelines has killed 38 people and caused $190 million in property damage since 2002.

The awards range from $16,379 for the Arkansas Public Service Commission to $100,000 million each for the Mississippi Public Utilities Commission and the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.

Excavation damage to pipelines has resulted in 38 deaths, 148 injuries, and more than $190 million in property damage in the last 10 years, according to PHMSA.

“Many of these incidents are preventable, and our state partners are working hard to spread the safe-digging message,” the agency said.

Safer Digging

The Pipeline Inspection, Protection, Enforcement and Safety Act of 2006 outlines nine elements of an effective damage prevention program; the new grants are aimed at helping states implement those elements.

“Pipeline damage prevention is a key component of protecting people and the environment,” said PHMSA Administrator Cynthia Quarterman. “These grants will help states continue to focus on preventing pipeline accidents through education, training and enforcement.”

The grants are the latest action in the Obama Administration’s stepped-up oversight of pipeline safety. The new measures follow tougher pipeline safety regulations as part of the Pipeline Safety Act signed by President Obama in January.

   

Tagged categories: Accidents; Funding; PHMSA; Pipeline; Pipelines

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.


RPB Respiratory
GET A FREE COOL TUBE

Take advantage of RPB Safety’s coolest promotion yet! Throughout the entire month of May you will receive a free Cool Tube with every...


SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings
http://www.sspc.org/

Join SSPC and Enhance
Your Career !


Bullard

The Next Generation
of Blasting

• Lightest
• Coolest
• Most Comfortable
• Most Dependable


Midsun Specialty Products
Stopaq 30+ Year Coatings

Use Stopaq corrosion prevention coatings on pipelines, field joints, tank chimes, structural steel and more. Learn more at www.midsunsp.com/stopaq


PreTox Products - NexTec, Inc.
GOT LEAD? Specify Pretox System products

The ONLY Lead Stabilizer Compatible with All Paint Removal Methods. Works with all Blast Media: Grits | Recyclable Abrasives | CO2 | Water | Power Tools | Etc. Call Dave Steffen at 800.338.8296.


Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America
Performance Amine 1,3-BAC

A highly reactive cycloaliphatic diamine offering superior performance. Reasonable cost and curing efficacy makes it suitable for all types of epoxy resin applications.


HoldTight Solutions Inc.
NO FLASH RUST -
NO CONTAMINANTS

Our HoldTight®102 salt remover & flash rush inhibitor prevents flash rust by removing surface contaminants.
Contact us for your nearest distributor. (800) 319.8802 sales@holdtight.com


Armakleen Company, The
ARMEX when nondestructive cleaning is critical

Use ARMEX to clean, remove paint and degrease a wide variety of substrates including metals, plastics, composites and masonry materials like brick, concrete and natural stone.


Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
Blastox - One Step
Lead Abatement

Don't waste $$ on added labor steps with other methods. Don't mix, meter or apply at the job-site. Avoid strict hazardous waste rules.
Let your painters paint!

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2015, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com