PHMSA Commits Over $100 Million to Improving Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety

On October 5, 2020, the DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced an award package totaling $7,810,213 to fund 10 pipeline safety research and development (R&D) projects. The projects will support pipeline safety priorities including Damage/Threat Prevention, Leak Detection, Anomaly Detection/Characterization, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), and Improved Materials. The projects were selected by the Merit Review Panel, which consists of 28 members from PHMSA, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and members of the pipeline and LNG industry.

The R&D awards come just a few weeks after PHMSA’s August 17, 2020, announcement that over $97 million in grants would be awarded through its pipeline and hazardous materials safety programs.  The awards included $61 million to 46 states and the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to support their participation in the federal-state base pipeline safety program, as well as $20 million in Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grants to all 50 states as well as five U.S. territories and three federally recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations.

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