U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Steve Daines today announced he secured a $176,927 grant for the State of Montana to enhance pipeline safety across the state.
“All over Montana, pipelines are a critical piece of infrastructure – providing major economic benefits to the communities that host them,” Daines said. “I’m glad to see these important funds be directed to keeping Montana’s pipelines safe from potential spills and accidents, which will allow these pipelines to continue to spur economic growth across the state.”
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration State Based Grants program is funded through the U.S. Department of Transportation and supports state pipeline safety programs. The State of Montana will use the grants to help counties develop emergency response plans and provide specialized training for first responders.
Daines authored the SAFE PIPES Act which was signed into law in 2016. The SAFE PIPES Act reauthorized the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration.