PHMSA's plan is to collect information using customer surveys, comment cards, and other methods. The feedback will help PHMSA organize and focus their efforts, communicate more effectively with stakeholders, and evaluate changes to “improve delivery of products or services.”
On January 16, the DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) posted notice of its latest actions of hazardous materials special permits granted, denied, or withdrawn.
History has shown that individuals and groups with nefarious motives will stop at nothing to hurt people to advance their cause. Because these groups may target hazmat shipments for theft or intentional release, shippers and carriers must take steps to protect these shipments in transit.
The US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) last week issued emergency Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) compliance waivers for persons performing recovery or cleanup work in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands under the direction of US EPA Region 2 or the US Coast Guard.
If a carrier rejects your hazardous materials shipment, your team must spend valuable time repackaging, relabeling, rewriting paperwork, or otherwise correcting mistakes big and small. Held-up and rejected shipments disrupt logistics, stall your operations, and can severely impact the bottom line.