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January 13, 2020
PHMSA 01-20Contact: Ben KochmanTel.: 202-366-4831WASHINGTON –The U.S.
November 5, 2019
On November 5, 2019, PHMSA issued a Corrective Action Order to TC Energy Corporation requiring the company to take certain corrective actions to protect the public, property, and the environment as a result of an October 30, 2019 leak involving its Keystone pipeline in North Dakota.
October 29, 2019
PHMSA 09-19Contact: Randon LaneTel.: (202) 366-4831 WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the appointment of 20 individuals to serve as members of the newly-formed Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee (LBSAC).
October 18, 2019
PHMSA 08-19Contact: Randon LaneTel.: (202) 366-4831WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S.
September 24, 2019
PHMSA 06-19Contact: Randon Lane(202) 366-4831WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) transmitted three significant final rules to the Federal Register that will strengthen the safety of more than 500,000 miles of onshore gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipelines throughout the U.S. The rules will also enhance PHMSA’s authority to issue an emergency order to address unsafe safety conditions or hazards that pose an imminent threat to pipeline safety.
September 20, 2019
PHMSA 06-19Contact: Randon LaneTel: 202-366-4831WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced a combined total of $34,330,770 in awards for nine separate pipeline safety and hazardous materials safety grant programs.
August 30, 2019
PHMSA is continuing to monitor the movements of Hurricane Dorian to understand its potential effect on hazardous materials and pipeline operations. This webpage provides critical information regarding PHMSA's pipeline and hazardous materials safety programs to assist in any necessary response and remediation efforts as the storm advances toward the southeastern coast of the United States.
August 15, 2019
PHMSA 05-19Contact: Bobby Fraser(202) 366-4831WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced that the Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is awarding $60.3 million in formula grants to support pipeline and underground natural gas storage (UNGS) safety programs at the state level.
August 8, 2019
The Order requires that the company take certain actions in response to its August 1, 2019 natural gas transmission pipeline failure near Danville, Kentucky.See the related documents section for more details.
June 3, 2019
Contact: Bobby FraserTel.: (202) 366-4831WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today transmitted to Congress a legislative proposal to reauthorize the Department’s pipeline safety programs. The proposed legislation prioritizes safety, promotes innovation, and encourages reliable energy infrastructure in the United States.