AND SPECIAL PROGRAMS ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Equity Act for the 21st Century.
create a National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) that consists of
multiple State repositories, and a National repository that includes
location and selected attributes of the major natural gas transmission
and hazardous liquid pipelines and liquefied natural gas facilities
operating in the United States.
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AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
mapping systems is used to show the relationship of pipelines to
Eligibility: The Department provides Federal
matching funds, up to 50 percent to any State agency meeting the
AND AWARD PROCESS:
Eligibility: State agencies.
Appropriate State legal official must approve legality of agency
application and agreement.
Coordination: This program is eligible for coverage
under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs."
An applicant should consult the office or official designated as
the single point of contact in his or her State for more information
on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for
assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Procedure: Each State submits a proposal outlining
methodology for maintaining a State repository and information
concerning personnel involved. A technical proposal and budget
information must be included as outlined in Program Announcement
DTRS56-98-PA-0007 and following announcements. Proposals must
be submitted to RSPA, Office of Contracts and Procurement, by
the dates listed in the announcements.
Procedure: Awards are made by the Research
and Special Programs Administration, DOT, Washington, DC. Proposals
are evaluated based on technical benefits in relation to fair
and reasonable costs for the funds available. All federal funding
requires meeting justifications as specified in the selection
criteria of the program announcements.
Initial proposals for State repositories were received by August
of Approval/Disapproval Time: From 60 to 90
days from date of receipt.
and Matching Requirements: This program has
no statutory formula. The Office of Pipeline Safety will fund up
to 50 percent of a State's expenditure for the State repository.
The State agencies are expected to fund the rest. State contributions
can be monetary, in-kind, or both.
and Time Phasing of Assistance: This is a
new program. Contact the Office of Pipeline Safety for information.
Monthly and annual activity reports. Contact the Office of Pipeline
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised,
June 24, 1997), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit
Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance
of $300,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a
program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities
that expend less than $300,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt
from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted
in Circular No. A-133.
All records relating to the program shall be retained for a period
of not less than 3 years from the date of submission of fund expenditure
(Grants) FY 01 $400,000; FY 02 est $400,000; and FY 03 est $0.
and Average of Financial Assistance:
Fourteen State repositories have been established.
GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
The National Pipeline Mapping System standards are available, free
of charge, at the Office of Pipeline Safety website at: http://www.npms.rspa.dot.gov.
or Local Office: See Appendix IV of the Catalog
for a listing of Research and Special Programs Administration regional
Office: Research and Special Programs Administration,
Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington,
DC 20590. Contact: Warren Osterberg. Telephone: (202) 366-6942.
Site Address: http://www.npms.rspa.dot.gov
OF FUNDED PROJECTS:
FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:
All proposals from eligible State agencies are considered for funding
to the limit of available grant money.