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PHMSA

News Digest - PHMSA 19-17

DOT issues revised Regulatory Impact Analysis updating original RIA associated with electronically controlled pneumatic brake provision of PHMSA’s May 8, 2015, Final Rule titled “Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains.” The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), on October 16, 2017, issued and invites...

DOT Announces Over $23.8 Million in FY 2017 Hazardous Materials Planning and Training Grants

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) today announced it is issuing three separate hazardous materials training related grants totaling $23,870,045.  The grants are part of PHMSA’s comprehensive approach to improving the safe transportation of hazardous materials across the country.“The Department’s hazardous materials grants allow recipients to design and implement planning and training...

DOT Issues Nearly $2.5 Million in Grants to State Entities, Local Communities, and Non-Profit Organizations to Spur Involvement in Pipeline Safety Efforts

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...

DOT Announces More Than $4 Million in Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Instructor and Safety Training Grants

 WASHINGTONThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced more than $4 million in FY 2017 Hazardous Materials Instructor Training (HMIT) and Supplemental Public Sector Training (SPST) grants.The HMIT grants fund the training of instructors who then train private-sector hazardous materials employees. The SPST grant funds national nonprofit fire service organizations to train instructors to conduct...

News Digest DOT 62-17

PHMSA Call for Public Comment on International Standards on the Transportation of Dangerous Goods. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced today its Federal Register (FR) Notice asking for public comment on issues being considered during the 51st  and 52nd sessions of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE TDG). The purpose of the FR Notice is to...

News Digest DOT 54-17

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...

News Digest PHMSA 04-17

 PHMSA Final Rule Requires Faster Notification Following Pipeline Accidents. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today issued a final rule entitled, "Operator Qualification, Cost Recovery, Accident and Incident Notification, and Other Pipeline Safety Changes." Specifically, the rulemaking lays out a specific time frame requirement for telephonic or electronic notifications of accidents and incidents. The rule...

News Digest DOT 122-16

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). The memo explains that, effective...