The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced today that its Pipeline Safety Research and Development (R&D) Program is accepting proposals for research awards for research focusing on pipeline threat prevention; pipeline leak detection; pipeline anomaly detection/characterization; underground natural gas storage; and liquefied natural gas. PHMSA’s R&D Program awards funding to eligible entities to stimulate research into, and promote commercialization of, new technologies that can help protect people, property, and the environment from pipeline failures while keeping the energy sector operating uninterrupted. Eligible applicants include universities and other academic institutions; individuals; profit organizations; nonprofit organizations; states; U.S. territories and possessions; American Indian tribes; and local governments. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. EDT on August 8, 2017. See the PHMSA homepage for the complete Research Announcement, which includes details on research topics; award information; eligibility; requirements; and submission instructions. Contact for media: Patricia Klinger 202-366-4831
The mission of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is to protect people and the environment by advancing the safe transportation of energy and other hazardous materials that are essential to our daily lives. PHMSA develops and enforces regulations for the safe operation of the nation’s 2.7 million- mile pipeline transportation system and the nearly 1 million daily shipments of hazardous materials by land, sea, and air. Please visit http://phmsa.dot.gov orhttps://twitter.com/PHMSA_DOT for more information.