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February 9, 2018
On February 8, 2018, the U.S.
January 3, 2018
Incident Description: On October 21, 2016, a chemical release occurred at the MGPI Processing plant in Atchison, Kansas. MGPI Processing produces distilled spirits and specialty wheat proteins and starches. The release occurred when a chemical delivery truck, owned and operated by Harcros Chemicals, was inadvertently connected to a tank containing incompatible material. The plume generated by the chemical reaction led to a shelter-in-place order for thousands of residents. At least 120 employees and members of the public sought medical attention.
December 29, 2017
PHMSA 20-17Friday, December 29, 2017 News Digest
December 28, 2017
December 28, 2017Contact: Sandia National Lab Press Office Tel.: (505) 845-7215
December 28, 2017
PHMSA Collaborates with USPS to Promote Hazmat Safety Guidelines for Shipping Lithium Batteries. In their continuing effort to improve safety, the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) collaborated and today rolled out a set of safety guidelines for those wanting to mail lithium batteries.
December 13, 2017
In accordance with the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (Public Law 114-94), the U.S. Department of Transportation today announced the final updated Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) in regard to Electronically Controlled Pneumatic (ECP) brakes on certain trains.  After careful review in accordance with the Congressional mandate contained in the FAST Act, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will rescind the ECP mandate.
November 28, 2017
November 28, 2017
November 2, 2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017 Contact:  pressoffice@dot.gov  WASHINGTON – Howard “Skip” Elliott  was sworn in as Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) by Secretary Elaine L. Chao this week at U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters.
October 19, 2017
October 19, 2017 -- Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced that it would provide an additional public comment period for its December 19, 2016 Interim Final Rule (IFR) titled “Pipeline Safety: Underground Natural Gas Storage Facilities.”
October 19, 2017
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 comments to a revised Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) updating the original RIA associated with the electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brake provision of PHMSA’s May 8, 2015 Final Rule titled “Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains.”

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