National Pipeline Mapping System


To 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.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 06/13/2005 (Program inactive. Last funded in FY 2003.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Formula Grants.
Program Accomplishments
Fourteen State repositories have been established.
Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The Department provides Federal matching funds, up to 50 percent to any State agency meeting the qualifications.
Beneficiary Eligibility
State agencies.
Appropriate State legal official must approve legality of agency application and agreement.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
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.
Application 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.
Award 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 26 1998.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days from date of receipt.
Not applicable.
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
All proposals from eligible State agencies are considered for funding to the limit of available grant money.
How may assistance be used?
The mapping systems is used to show the relationship of pipelines to relevant resources.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Monthly and annual activity reports. Contact the Office of Pipeline Safety.
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 $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 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 report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula 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.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
This is a new program. Contact the Office of Pipeline Safety for information.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a listing of Research and Special Programs Administration regional office addresses.
Headquarters Office
Research and Special Programs Administration, Department of Transportation, 400 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20590. Contact: Warren Osterberg. Telephone: (202) 366-6942.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Grants) FY 02 $400,000; FY 03 est $400,000; and FY 04 est $0.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Average: $85,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
The National Pipeline Mapping System standards are available, free of charge, at the Office of Pipeline Safety website at:
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