Hoeven Announces More Than $240,000 in DOT Funding to Support Pipeline Safety Programs in North Dakota

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has awarded a total of $240,307 to the State of North Dakota through its State Base Grants program. The program supports state pipeline safety programs by reimbursing them a portion of each state’s total program expenses for a calendar year based on its performance.

“As we work towards building an ‘all-of-the-above’ energy plan for our nation, it’s important for us to invest in the right kind of infrastructure to move energy as safely and efficiently as possible, now and into the future,” Hoeven said. “Today’s grant will do just that by supporting the state’s efforts to ensure pipeline safety.”

Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations and Energy Committees, has been working to improve rail safety and build our nation’s energy infrastructure.