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USDOT Announces Pipeline, Hazard Safety Grants

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has announced that it is awarding more than $97 million in grants through its pipeline and hazardous materials safety programs. 

The awards will be distributed to states, local communities, tribal entities, universities and non-profit organizations to support state pipeline and hazardous materials safety programs. Award recipients will use the funds for projects such as training first responders, educating the public on local safety initiatives, and encouraging the development of new pipeline technologies.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has announced that it is awarding more than $97 million in grants through its pipeline and hazardous materials safety programs. 

“This $97 million federal investment in safety will fund important training and educational programs and advance pipeline technology,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

The awards include $61 million in Pipeline State Base Formula Grants to 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to support participation in the federal-state base pipeline safety program, as well as $20 million in Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness grants to all 50 states, five U.S. territories and three federally recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations, according to the agency.

Pipeline Safety Grants include:

  • $5.4 million in Underground Natural Gas Storage grants;
  • $2 million in Competitive Academic Agreement Program awards;
  • $1.25 million in State Damage Prevention Program grants;
  • $1.2 million in Technical Assistance grants; and
  • $1.05 million in One Call grants.

Hazardous Materials Safety Grants include:

  • $3.4 million in Hazardous Materials Instructor Training grants;
  • $941,000 in Supplemental Public Sector Training grants; and
  • $750,000 in Community Safety grants.

“The grants issued today continue to be an essential part of PHMSA’s commitment to protecting Americans,” said PHMSA Administrator Skip Elliott. 

“These grants will help states and communities develop specific solutions to meet their individual safety needs regarding hazardous materials and pipeline safety challenges.”

   

Tagged categories: Department of Transportation (DOT); Good Technical Practice; Grants; hazardous materials; Hazards; NA; North America; Pipeline

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