WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced today that it is issuing $2,488,497 in grants to state entities, local communities, and non-profit organizations to address pipeline safety challenges related to damage prevention and to promote more involvement in local pipeline safety initiatives and awareness efforts. The grants are being awarded to governmental entities and organizations spread across 24 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
DOT Develops New Online Code of Federal Regulations Mobile Application. In its continuing efforts to improve safety and public access to the latest transportation regulations, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today made available a new online Code of Federal Regulations (oCFR) mobile application. The oCFR mobile application is a simplified version of the web-based application which was released to the public in March of 2016.
PHMSA Clarifies Policy Removing PG II Designation for Organic Peroxides and Self-Reactive Substances. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today issued a guidance memorandum clarifying the agency’s final rule from June 2, 2016, which removed the packing group (PG) II designation for Organic Peroxides, and Self-Reactive Substances in the Hazardous Materials Table (HMT).
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced it is issuing $20.4 million in Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) grants to states, territories, and Native American tribes to enhance their ability to respond to hazardous materials transportation incidents. The grants allow emergency response personnel to maintain the safety of themselves and the public when responding to hazardous materials related emergencies.
FTA Launches National Online Dialogue to Seek Ideas for 5-Year Research Strategic Plan
FAST Act authorizes hazardous materials training grant
Program Offers Research Funding for University-Affiliated Projects
Cyber Security Training DVD Now Available to the Maritime Industry. The Maritime Administration has announced the availability of a free, computer-based training course (CBT) on cyber-threats in the maritime environment. The DVD will assist vessel owners and operators, merchant mariner unions, maritime academies, and other maritime organizations with training U.S.