Hoeven Announces PHMSA Funding for Emergency Response Efforts in North Dakota

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban DevelopmentAppropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded three grants to North Dakota through the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Details are as follows: 

  • North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, Division of Homeland Security – $229,448 from the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Grant Program to support the development of emergency plans for local communities to prepare for and respond to potential hazmat transportation incidents. 
  • North Dakota Public Service Commission – $203,217 from the State Pipeline Safety Base Grant Program to support safety programs and inspectors. 
  • North Dakota Public Service Commission – $44,793 from the One-Call Grant Program to improve North Dakota’s notification system regarding pipeline damage and prevention efforts.

“These grants support state and community efforts to improve emergency plans and response efforts to prevent potential incidents and mitigate impacts,” said Hoeven.