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1/18/2016As part of an ongoing effort to incorporate widely used hazmat special permits into the text of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) this week submitted a new Final Rule for publication in the Federal Register.
2/3/2015On January 30, 2015, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposed a long-awaited rule to incorporate many longstanding and/or widely used special permits into the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). The rule is part of US DOT's ongoing effort to modernize its hazmat regulations as required by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21)...
9/27/2013A new joint rulemaking by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) aims to prevent highway-rail grade crossing crashes. The new rule prohibits drivers of commercial motor vehicles containing certain consignments of hazardous materials from driving across highway-rail grade crossings unless there is...
8/17/2012In today’s fourth and final installment of LionBlog’s coverage of the recently signed MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century) highway bill, we will discuss the last remaining hazmat–related portion of the bill – miscellaneous amendments made to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)...
7/26/2012In previous installments of LionBlog’s coverage of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) highway bill, we discussed rising civil penalties and Congress’ take on the DOT’s Enhanced Enforcement Authority. Today, we will take a look at instructions Congress had for the DOT’s hazmat Special Permits program...
7/19/2012In the MAP 21 highway bill passed earlier this month, Congress further defined the DOT’s Enhanced Enforcement Authority, including placing limits how and when that authority can be used. The Enhanced Enforcement Authority, or “Package-Open Rule,” was published as a final rule in the Federal Register on March 2, 2011, and authorizes...
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