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January 15, 2021

PHMSA Proposed Rule: Periodic Updates of Regulatory References to Technical Standards and Miscellaneous Amendments - Pipeline Safety

The notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published today would incorporate by reference new, updated, or reaffirmed editions of more than 20 consensus standards into the Federal pipeline safety regulations.  This NPRM would also make non-substantive...

January 13, 2021

Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee

Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee

About the Lithium...

January 12, 2021

PHMSA Safety Advisory Notice: Special Permits for Composite Gas Cylinders

On March 3, 2020, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) conducted an Investigative Hearing in response to incidents and roll-over crashes associated with operations using packagings authorized under certain Hazardous...

December 30, 2020

PHMSA Notice of Enforcement Discretion for Cylinders Exceeding Periodic Testing Dates – Dec 2020

The COVID-19 public health emergency continues to provide challenges for gas cylinder exchanges to receive and distribute cylinders that can be filled in accordance with the requalification requirements included in the Federal Hazardous Materials...

December 28, 2020

PHMSA Final Rule: Miscellaneous Amendments Pertaining to DOT-Specification Cylinders - Hazardous Materials

The final rule revises certain requirements applicable to the manufacture, use, and requalification of DOT-specification cylinders. The rule incorporates by reference or updates the references to several Compressed Gas Association publications, amends...

December 21, 2020

PHMSA Final Rule: Editorial Corrections and Clarifications - Hazardous Materials

This final rulemaking corrects editorial errors and improves the clarity of certain provisions in the Hazardous Materials Regulations and PHMSA program and procedural regulations. The rulemaking works to enhance the accuracy and reduce...

December 7, 2020

PHMSA Notice of Reinstatement and Extension of Enforcement Policy Regarding Hand Sanitizers

As the COVID-19 public health emergency continues, PHMSA is reinstating and extending the Notice of Enforcement Discretion to offerors and carriers who offer or transport hand sanitizers manufactured and packaged prior to October 31, 2020, and in...

November 25, 2020

PHMSA Letter to Enbridge Authorizing Restart of Weymouth Compressor Station

The letter explains that PHMSA has determined the Direct Cause Investigation and corrective actions taken by Enbridge were adequate to allow the resumption of the operator's Weymouth Compressor Station in Weymouth, Massachusetts at a 20% pressure...

October 30, 2020

PHMSA Final Rule to Reduce Regulatory Burden for Cylinder Requalification Requirements

PHMSA issued this final rule in response to industry petitions to reduce regulatory burdens for cylinder requalification requirements.  To ensure safety during use, Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) require the periodic testing of DOT-...

October 30, 2020

PHMSA Emergency Waiver Order #18 for HAZMAT in States Affected by Hurricane Zeta

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...