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Thompson announces funds awarded to MEMA and Public Service Commission

On September 30th United States Representative Bennie G. Thompson, representing Mississippi's second congressional district, announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration has awarded grant funds to the following:

  • Mississippi Emergency Management Agency

  • Mississippi Public Service Commission

$371,838 has been awarded to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency for Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP). Grants funds can be used 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; and training emergency responders to respond appropriately to incidents involving bulk shipments of energy products as well as other hazmat.

$318,297 and $18,156 have been awarded to the Mississippi Public Service Commission under PHMSA and One Call Grants.

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration’s (PHMSA) State Base Grants program supports State pipeline safety programs by reimbursing them a portion of each State's total program expenses for a given calendar year based on their performance.

One Call Grants enhance public safety, protect the environment, minimize risks to excavators, and prevent disruption of vital public services by reducing the incidence of excavation damage to underground facilities.

The Congressman’s Bolton office is located at 107 West Madison Street, Bolton, MS 39041. Telephone: (601) 866-9003.

US Representative Bennie G. Thompson

Bolton MS:

107 West Madison Street

Bolton, MS 39041

(601) 866-9003

(601) 866-9036 (Fax)

Washington DC:

2466 Rayburn HOB

Washington, D.C. 20515

(202) 225-5876

(202) 225-5898 (Fax)

Congressman Bennie Thompson D-MS headshot



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