DG Digest: PHMSA Seeks Input on Compressed Gas Cylinder Markings, FMCSA Discusses Carrier Fitness

The end of the coming week will take us into mid-June—already! Remember, the warmest months of the year are just ahead of us in the US, so be sure that if your hot weather safety plan needs last-minute tweaking, now’s the time! Here is a look at the week past’s regulatory news:


The agency is publishing a notice to solicit information pertaining to the current tare weight, mass weight, and water capacity marking requirements for compressed gas cylinders. This is in response to a recent Compressed Gas Association (CGA) petition to PHMSA that would allow for variances in cylinder markings under certain circumstances. Interested parties are invited to submit comments on or before September 4, 2024. Find full details here.


FMCSA announces that it will host a listening session pertaining to development of an updated methodology to determine when a motor carrier is not fit to operate commercial motor vehicles in or affecting interstate commerce. The meeting will be held June 29th. See here for details and how to participate.


The agency proposes extending its ICR dealing with injuries to employees in industry who operate mechanical power presses. Comments are due by August 6th. Find full information here.

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