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Help Us Spread the Safe Digging Message on August 11

There are 2.6 million miles of pipeline crisscrossing our nation, running under our streets and neighborhoods.  And underground there are utility lines that deliver most of the energy used to heat, cool, and operate the nation’s homes, cars, and businesses. 

That’s why it is so important that everyone from backyard DIY’ers to utility workers to independent contractors always call 8-1-1 before they dig to avoid major disruptions and injuries, and even loss of life.


PIA - Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), within the Department of Transportation (DOT), is the federal agency charged with the safe and secure movement of almost 1 million daily shipments of hazardous materials by all modes of transportation. The agency also overseas the nation's pipeline infrastructure which accounts for 64 percent of the energy commodities consumed in the United States. The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS) is the federal safety authority for the transportation of hazardous materials by air, rail, highway and water.

This website includes OHMS guidance documents, hazmat carriers' special permits and approvals information, reports and incidents summaries, penalty action reports, registration information and forms, the Emergency Response Guidebook for First Responders, Freedom of Information Act requests, and the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grants program. This site also provides the ability for the public to use electronic filing to reduce the amount of data entered manually from paper submissions, improve data quality, and speed the process for requests for information.