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Press Releases

Assistance to the Public During COVID-19

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) remains fully operational and ready to assist the American public.  PHMSA will continue to be on duty and available for its stakeholders and government partners during the current COVID-19 national public health emergency.

PHMSA Enforcement Policy Notice Regarding Hazardous Materials Training

PHMSA continues to monitor the effects the COVID-19 outbreak is having on regulated hazardous materials entities.  As a result, PHMSA decided to temporarily halt enforcement actions against shippers and carriers that are unable to comply with training requirements included in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).  The Notice is limited to recurrent

PHMSA Guidance to State Pipeline Safety Programs Regarding COVID-19

In light of the recent actions taken by federal, state, and local government agencies in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak, PHMSA is providing guidance to its state pipeline safety partners on ways to continue to effectively execute their shared pipeline safety mission.  The guidance also explains actions PHMSA will take in its efforts to continue to support the activities of state pipeline safety programs during this time.

PHMSA recognizes the resources of its state partners

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Announces Availability of More Than $12.5 Million for Hazardous Materials and Pipeline Safety Efforts

PHMSA 02-20
Contact: Ben Kochman
Tel:  202-366-4831

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced that it will accept applications for up to $12.5 million in grants for safety awareness, training, research, and other activities that will help communities avert or respond to hazardous materials-related transportation incidents

PHMSA Corrective Action Order to TC Energy Corporation

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.