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March 29, 2019
The Emergency Waiver Order supports efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Coast Guard 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 the recent storm related events in Nebraska and Iowa. See the related documents section for more details.
March 22, 2019
The Waiver is granted to railroad carriers when conducting operations within the Nebreska Severe Winter Storm, Straightline Winds, and Flooding disaster area. 
February 27, 2019
PHMSA 02-19Contact (PHMSA): Bobby Fraser, (202) 366-4831Contact (FAA): Gregory Martin, (202) 267-3883WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), today issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR) to enhance air safety by revising the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) for lithium ion cells or batteries transported by aircraft.
February 14, 2019
PHMSA 01-19Contact (PHMSA): Bobby Fraser:  (202) 366-4831Contact (FRA): Warren Flatau:  (202) 493-6145WASHINGTON – The U.S.
December 31, 2018
Due to a lapse of funding, PHMSA is postponing the Pipeline Advisory Committee meetings scheduled for January 8th, 9th and 10th, 2019.  We will reschedule the meetings as soon as possible.  We appreciate your understanding.
December 18, 2018
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) understands that many offerors and carriers of hazardous materials in international transport will soon be adhering to requirements in the internationally-adopted 2019-2020 International Civil Aviation Organization's Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (ICAO Technical Instructions) and Amendment 39-18 of the International Maritime Organization, International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code).
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.

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