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Press Releases

November 2, 2017

Howard "Skip" Elliott Sworn in As PHMSA Administrator

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Contact:  pressoffice@dot.gov 

WASHINGTON – Howard “Skip” Elliott  was sworn in as Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety...

October 19, 2017

PHMSA Announces Additional Public Comment Period for Underground Natural Gas Storage Interim Final Rule

October 19, 2017 -- Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced that it would provide an additional public comment period for its December 19, 2016 Interim Final Rule (...

October 19, 2017

DOT Issues Revised RIA for ECP Brake Provision in PHMSA’s May 2015 HHFT Final Rule

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), on October 16, 2017, issued and invites comments to a revised Regulatory...

October 5, 2017

DOT Announces Over $23.8 Million in FY 2017 Hazardous Materials Planning and Training Grants

PHMSA 17-17
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Contact: Mark Sanborn
Tel.: (202) 366-4831
 

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials...

September 29, 2017

DOT Issues Nearly $2.5 Million in Grants to State Entities, Local Communities, and Non-Profit Organizations to Spur Involvement in Pipeline Safety Efforts

PHMSA 18-17
Friday, September 29, 2017
Contact: Mark Sanborn
Tel.: (202) 366-4831

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced today that it is...

September 25, 2017

PHMSA Pipeline Safety Voluntary Information-Sharing System Working Group Public Meeting

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today published a notice in the...

September 6, 2017

PHMSA Awards Nearly $1.3M in One-Call Grants for State Damage Prevention Programs

PHMSA 16-17
September 6, 2017
Contact: Mark Sanborn
Phone: 202-366-4831

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced...

September 4, 2017

Postponement of PHMSA September Gas and Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee Meetings

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is announcing the postponement of a public meeting of the Technical Pipeline Safety Standards Committee, also known as the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC) and the postponement...

August 23, 2017

DOT Announces More Than $4 Million in Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Instructor and Safety Training Grants

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced more than $4 million in FY 2017 Hazardous Materials Instructor Training (HMIT) and Supplemental Public Sector Training...

August 8, 2017

PHMSA Announces Pipeline and HazMat Safety Grant Funding Opportunities

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration published Notices of Funding Opportunity for the Hazardous Materials ...