Research & Development: Strategic Plan

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Vision and Mission

The vision of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) Pipeline Safety Research Program is to support PHMSA’s mission which is “to protect people and the environment from the risks inherent in transportation of hazardous materials by pipeline and other modes of transportation.”

The mission of PHMSA’s Pipeline Safety Research Program is to sponsor research and development projects focused on providing near-term solutions that will improve the safety, reduce environmental impact, and enhance the reliability of the Nation’s pipeline transportation system.

This Research Strategic Plan aims to convey many messages but mainly that we:

  • Employ a coordinated and collaborative approach to address mutual pipeline challenges
  • Help remove technical and sometimes regulatory barriers on a given challenge
  • Measure our research results, outputs and impacts
  • Are transparent virtually posting all program processes, actions and products on our program website.