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Notice Of Grant Award

Title: PHMSA 2017 Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grants
DOT Agency Disbursing Funds: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration
Project Name/Number: Oregon
Award Recipient State of Oregon
City/Country/State , OR
Place of Performance Oregon
State Congressional District 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Entitle Amount $ 0.00
Discretionary Amount $ 0.00
Total Grant Amount $ 252,088.00
DOT Regional Office/Telephone Number Patricia Klinger

Congress created the HMEP Grant Program in 1990 which allows recipients to design and implement planning and training programs based on their individual needs. The program uses a discretionary formula for States and Territories and a competitive application process for Tribes. The formula is based on census data, the number of hazmat incidents, the severity of hazmat incidents, and the estimated costs of incidents. HMEP State and Territory grant recipients are currently completing Year 1 of a 3 year grant cycle. This next release of funds allows for continued operations of existing planning and training projects outlined in the Fiscal Year 2016-2018 grant applications. HMEP applicants allocate grant funds 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.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) today announced it is issuing $19.8 million in Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grants to states, territories, and Native American tribes to enhance their ability to respond to hazardous materials transportation incidents. The grants assist States, Territories, and Tribes in performing their hazardous materials response duties and aid in the development, implementation, and improvement of emergency plans for local communities and training for emergency responders to help communities prepare for a potential hazardous materials transportation incident. The HMEP grant program allows flexibility in implementing planning and training programs that address differing needs for each location. Well-trained first responders play a critical role in mitigating or responding to any hazardous materials incident. HMEP grants are part of PHMSA’s comprehensive approach to improving the safe transportation of crude oil and other hazardous material across the country.

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