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Latest Actions

July 9, 2020

PHMSA Notice of Extension of Enforcement Discretion for the Transport of Certain Sanitizing and Disinfecting Products

As the COVID-19 public health emergency continues, PHMSA is aware of the challenges that transportation companies are facing in providing personnel with necessary materials, such as hand sanitizers, that provide for protection of their health and...

July 9, 2020

PHMSA Notice of Extension of Relief for Cargo Tank Motor Vehicles and Portable Tanks in the State of Alaska

PHMSA understands that due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, travel restrictions throughout the State of Alaska have continued to place a burden on entities that usually perform periodic tests and inspections of cargo tank motor vehicles (CTMVs...

July 9, 2020

PHMSA Notice of Extension of Enforcement Discretion for the Manufacturing of Packaging Designs Beyond Periodic Retesting Dates

As a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency, PHMSA is extending its enforcement discretion for any company that continues to manufacture a UN performance oriented packaging  that is not more than 90 days beyond its periodic retest date in...

July 2, 2020

PHMSA Notice of Extension of Enforcement Discretion for Cylinders Exceeding Periodic Testing Dates

PHMSA understands that the COVID-19 public health emergency has made it difficult for gas cylinder exchanges to receive and distribute cylinders that can be filled in accordance with the requalification requirements included in the Federal Hazardous...

July 1, 2020

PHMSA Correspondence to Enbridge Energy Regarding Line 5 Anchor

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) initiated an investigation into the integrity of Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership’s (Enbridge) Line 5 following notification from your company...

June 24, 2020

PHMSA Notice of Extension of Temporary Policy for the Transport of Certain Alcohol-Based Hand-Sanitizers

As the COVID-19 public health emergency continues, multiple companies are continuing to produce products, such as hand sanitizer and other alcohol-based products, that are essential to response efforts.  To continue to provide appropriate guidance and...

June 24, 2020

Notice of Extension of Enforcement Discretion Regarding Hazardous Materials Training Requirements

PHMSA understands that social distancing practices enacted by state and local governments in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency has made it difficult for many offerors and carriers of hazardous materials to meet certain training...

June 22, 2020

PUBLIC MEETING: Gas and Liquid Pipeline Safety Advisory Committees

On July 22-23, 2020, PHMSA will hold a public teleconference meeting of the Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC) and the Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee (LPAC) to discuss the Valve Installation and Minimum Rupture Detection Standards notice of...

June 19, 2020

PHMSA Safety Advisory for the Transportation of COVID-19 Diagnostic Samples

PHMSA plays a leading role in ensuring the safe transportation of hazardous materials in commerce throughout the United States.  As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, certain shipments of COVID-19...

June 9, 2020

PHMSA Request for Information on Safety Devices (Hazardous Materials)

PHMSA is accepting comments as it begins to develop a national policy for safety devices. Safety devices, as defined by the Hazardous Materials Regulations, include air bag inflators, air bag modules, seat belt pretensioners, and other articles...