Pennsylvania receives $2.19 million federal grant for pipeline safety


As part of a $54 million nationwide initiative to support pipeline safety across all states, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (through their 2015 State Base Pipeline Safety Grant Program) awarded the state of Pennsylvania with a $2.19 million federal grant to fund pipeline inspections, regulations enforcement and incident investigations. Nationally, the program covers states and territories that account for 330 inspectors who are responsible for more than 80 percent of intrastate natural gas and hazardous liquid pipeline mileage in the United States. Senator Bob Casey emphasized in a press release that ensuring the safety standards for pipelines and pipeline facilities is crucial not only for the oil industry in Pennsylvania and the entire country, but more importantly for protecting the health and welfare of the people of Pennsylvania. It covers reimbursement for funding that the state needs for resources including personnel and equipment, incident inspections and corrective actions. To find out more about the grant, click here…

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