U.S. Department of Transportation awards grants to Mississippi


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – On Thursday, United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) announced the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration has awarded grant funds to the following:

Mississippi Emergency Management Agency$371,838.00Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Grants funds can be used towards activities such as: Developing or revising emergency plans and training activities to account for bulk transportation of energy products by rail and over the road; Conducting commodity flow studies to determine the frequency and quantity of hazmat shipments being transported through local communities; Training emergency responders to respond appropriately to incidents involving bulk shipments of energy products as well as other hazmat.
Mississippi Public Service Commission            $318,297.00Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration’s (PHMSA) State Base Grants program supports State pipeline safety programs by reimbursing them a portion of each State’s total program expenses for a given calendar year based on their performance.
Mississippi Public Service Commission            $18,156.00One Call Grants enhance public safety, protect the environment, minimize risks to excavators, and prevent disruption of vital public services by reducing the incidence of excavation damage to underground facilities.

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