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PHMSA Strategic Plan – 2012-2016

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) released its “Strategic Plan for 2012-2016” outlining their mission and vision for the coming years. The Plan was produced for the public and stakeholders to explain their vision for ensuring the safe transportation of hazardous materials and how they plan to achieve those goals.

PHMSA states that their mission is to “protect people and the environment from the risks inherent in the transportation of hazardous materials by all modes including pipeline, rail, motor carrier, ship and aircraft.” Over the past 25 years, the overall risk of hazardous materials incidents has been significantly reduced, due in large part to efforts to improve the safe transportation of hazardous materials and dangerous goods. However there is still much work to do. These strategic goals not only focus on the primary mission of public and environmental safety, but also organizational excellence.

For a copy of PHMSA’s Strategic Plan 2012-2016, contact Jessica Roger.