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USDOT/PHMSA Releases NPRM on Special Permit and Authority Approval Procedures

In the August 12th 2014 edition of the US Federal Register, the United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a proposed rule (NPRM) under Docket # PHMSA-2012-0260 (HM-233E) RIN 2137-AE99 under which the agency proposes to set forth specific procedures and guidelines for the consideration of both Special

USDOT/PHMSA Releases NPRM on Reverse Logistics

In the August 11th 2014 edition of the US Federal Register, the United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a proposed rule (NPRM) under Docket # PHMSA-2011-0143 (HM-253) RIN 2137-AE81 defining the term “reverse logistics,” as well as establishing the eligibility of the various hazard classes that are

DOT’s PHMSA Issues Final Rule on Penalties, Hazmat Operations

The United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today issued a Final Rule pertaining to the ability of individuals and corporations to continue to operate after failing to pay a required penalty assessed under a violation of the US 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). In Docket # PHMSA-2012-0258

Lithium Batteries: Notable Changes Result from PHMSA’s Final Rule — HM-224F

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s new final ruling on the safe transport of lithium batteries was published today in the Federal Register. The adopted amendments in the final rule pertain to 49 CFR, Parts 171, 172, 173, and 175. Read the full text here.

PHMSA Announces Final Rule Pertaining to Lithium Battery Transport

Today via the U.S. DOT PHMSA website, the agency announced the forthcoming issuance of a Final Rule regarding new regulatory requirements pertaining to the safe transport of lithium batteries. Specifically, the new ruling revises hazard communication and packaging provisions for lithium batteries and harmonizes the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) with applicable provisions of the United

U.S. DOT Announces Comprehensive Proposed Rulemaking for the Safe Transportation of Crude Oil, Flammable Materials

Releases New Data on Bakken Crude Oil to Support Increased safety Measures DGAC took part in a press conference held at 10:00 AM this morning by Transportation Secretary Anthony R. Foxx.  Secretary Foxx was accompanied by FRA Administrator Joseph C. Szabo, and PHMSA Administrator Cynthia L. Quarterman. The Secretary announced that DOT is issuing a

USDOT/PHMSA Releases Update to Class 7 Rules

In the July 11th 2014 edition of the US Federal Register, the United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a final rule conforming certain regulations within the US 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to those of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). In docket PHMSA-2009-0063 (HM-250), PHMSA

Interstate Commerce or Local Control? PHMSA Asked for a Decision

In two actions published in today’s Federal Register, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) has made an application to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) for an administrative determination on whether Federal hazardous materials laws would pre-empt requirements put in place by the cities of New York, NY and Pittsburgh, PA.

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