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FRA/PHMSA Expand on Emergency Order 28 in Response to Quebec Derailment

FRA/PHMSA conduct “Operation Classification” enforcement action. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) continue to respond to the disastrous railroad derailment in La Megantic, Quebec on July 6th, 2013.  In that incident, an unmanned and unattended Montreal, Maine, & Atlantic (MM&A) freight train carrying crude oil derailed after

Reminder: The GHS Training Deadline Looms

Much of the “buzz” in the US Regulatory Community this year, at least as regards the area of Hazardous Communication, has been about a three letter acronym that may still be a mystery to many: “GHS.”  What does this acronym stand for, and how will it affect you and your company as it relates to

PHMSA Releases Halloween Revisions to the 49 CFR

With the end of the government’s partial shutdown, USDOT/PHMSA has returned to full operation and has joined the ranks of government agencies promulgating new, revised, or corrected regulatory information.    On October 31st, 2013, the Federal Register contained a set of revisions to the 49 CFR representing the first substantive change to the regulations in the

Hazmat Regulations: Choose the Best Source to Stay Current

In order to legally ship hazardous materials in the United States, you must have reliable access to the most current and correct transportation regulations.  Although your first inclination may be to turn to the federal government, understand that the government may not be most timely option for supplying the updated regulatory information.