U.S. CONGRESS — U.S. Senator Steve Daines and U.S. Representative Greg Gianforte today announced $187,606 in funding for pipeline safety programs awarded to the Montana Public Service Commission.
This funding will pay up to 80 percent of Montana’s cost for personnel, equipment and activities to carry out inspection and enforcement of pipeline safety regulations.
“Pipeline infrastructure is critical for energy, jobs and protecting the environment in Montana,” Daines stated. “I’m pleased that this funding will ensure proper safety programs for our pipeline infrastructure.”
“The safety of pipelines in Montana is critical to the wellbeing of our state’s natural treasures,” Gianforte stated. “These funds will ensure that pipelines in Montana are safer and our natural wonders protected.”
The Department of Transportation awarded grants to:
- State of Montana: Montana Public Service Commission, $187,606
The funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation.
This grant is provided through Daines’ PIPES Act that was signed into law on June 22, 2016, authorized the Pipeline Safety programs of PHMSA.