Hoeven Announces More Than $500,000 in Funding for North Dakota Hazmat Emergency Preparedness

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) has awarded a $516,715 grant to the State of North Dakota. The funding, part of PHMSA’s 2017 Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grant program, will be used to mitigate the risk of hazmat emergencies.

“It’s important that we have planning and preparation in place so that we can quickly respond in the event of a hazmat emergency,” Hoeven said. “North Dakota can use today’s funding for a variety of emergency preparedness efforts, including training hazmat emergency responders, developing or updating emergency plans and analyzing potential hazmat exposure risks.”