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Congressman Albio Sires

Representing the 8th District of New Jersey

Congressman Sires Congratulates the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities for Being Awarded Pipeline Safety Grants

Sep 27, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced that the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has been awarded federal financial assistance through its 2018 State Damage Prevention grant and 2018 One-Call grant.

“These grant awards, totaling over $100,000, will help BPU continue its important work of ensuring that pipeline maintenance rules are adhered to and any pipeline excavations are conducted safely,” said Congressman Sires. “State government is responsible for keeping our residents safe, and pipeline safety reviews are an important aspect of that effort. The people of New Jersey need to be confident that their government is committed to keeping everyone safe. I am glad that PHMSA has awarded our state with this important funding, and I look forward to seeing BPU make the best use of it.”

PHMSA’s State Damage Prevention grants are used to improve states’ damage prevention programs, and its One-Call grants help states enforce pipeline damage prevention laws.