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Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Pipeline and hazardous materials safety administration

■ Introduction

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), an agency within the Department of Transportation (DOT), is responsible for safe and secure movement of materials hazardous to industry and consumers by all transportation modes, including the nation’s pipelines. The PHMSA was formed in February 2005 when DOT’s Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) was split between the PHMSA and the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), now the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (p. 949).

The PHMSA oversees the safety ...

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