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PHMSA's Mission

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) operates in a dynamic and challenging environment. The scope and complexity of our safety mission will continue to grow, requiring that we fundamentally rethink how we will use data, information, and technology to achieve our safety goals.

In this context, PHMSA's leadership team has updated the agency's strategic framework. As part of this work, we have developed bold new vision and mission statements that better reflect our focus on innovation, and how essential PHMSA's safety mission is to the daily lives of Americans - allowing for the safe transportation of energy that heats our homes and powers our mobile devices.

Mission

PHMSA's mission is to protect people and the environment by advancing the safe transportation of energy and other hazardous materials that are essential to our daily lives. To do this, the agency establishes national policy, sets and enforces standards, educates, and conducts research to prevent incidents. We also prepare the public and first responders to reduce consequences if an incident does occur.