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06/17/2019

FRA Withdraws Hazmat Train Staffing Rule

The Federal Rail Administration announced on May 29, 2019 the withdrawal of a proposed rule to set minimum train staffing requirements for certain rail operations, including trains hauling large quantities of hazardous materials. 

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04/28/2017

Report: Train Car Hauling Lithium Batteries Explodes Near Houston

An intermodal container traveling by rail and reportedly carrying recycled lithium batteries caught fire and exploded outside of downtown Houston last week.  

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04/03/2017

DOT Raises Hazmat Civil Penalties for Rail Shippers

The US DOT Federal Rail Administration (FRA) this week raised its civil penalties for violations of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) for rail shipments to adjust for inflation. In addition to raising the hazmat civil penalties, this Final Rule also raises penalties for non-hazmat related rail safety violations.

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