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December 3, 2018
PHMSA is continuing to monitor and respond to the effects of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake near Anchorage, Alaska to understand its potential effects on hazardous materials and pipeline operations.  This webpage provides critical information regarding PHMSA's pipeline and hazardous materials safety programs, which will assist in any necessary response and relief efforts. 
November 19, 2018
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced the issuance of a Final Rule that amends the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations for plastic piping systems used in the transportation of natural or other gas.
November 13, 2018
The Waiver is granted to support the EPA and USCG in taking appropriate actions to prepare for, responds to, and recover from a threat to public health, welfare, or the environment caused by actual or potential oil and hazardous materials incidents resulting from the California Wildfires.
November 13, 2018
The Waiver is granted to support the EPA and USCG in taking appropriate actions to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a threat to public health, welfare, or the environment caused by actual or potential oil and hazardous materials incidents resulting from Super Typhoon Yutu.
October 31, 2018
Between December 2016 and April 2017, several crude oil and natural gas releases occurred from pipelines owned by Hilcorp Alaska, LLC’s offshore production and pipeline facilities in Alaska’s Upper Cook Inlet. A number of different federal and state agencies were involved in responding to those releases and questions arose regarding those various agencies’ authority, responsibilities and practices.
October 10, 2018
PHMSA is continuing to monitor the movements of Tropical Storm Michael to understand its potential effects on hazardous materials and pipeline operations.  This webpage provides critical information regarding PHMSA's pipeline and hazardous materials safety programs to assist in any necessary response and remediation efforts as the storm makes it way across Georiga and the Carolinas.  
September 28, 2018
PHMSA 04-18Contact:  Bobby FraserTel.: (202) 366-4831WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S.
September 24, 2018
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today finalized amendments to the Hazardous Materials Regulations which remove the requirement, while still allowing, for certain High Hazard Flammable Unit Trains (HHFUT) to operate using electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) braking systems. The Department's action is based on a Congressional requirement to conduct an updated Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA).
September 20, 2018
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) ruled on a petition submitted by the National Tank Truck Carriers Association. To ensure public safety, maintain security, and reduce delays, PHMSA finds that California's meal and rest break requirements are preempted for all operators of motor vehicles transporting hazardous materials.

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