U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes Major Rule for the Safe Transportation of Liquefied Natural Gas by Rail Tank Car
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), announced that it is publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG). The proposed
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) transmitted three significant final rules to the Federal Register that will strengthen the safety of more than 500,000 miles of onshore gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipelines throughout the U.S. The rules will also enhance PHMSA’s authority to issue an emergency order to address
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces More Than $34.3 Million to Enhance Pipeline and Hazmat Safety
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced a combined total of $34,330,770 in awards for nine separate pipeline safety and hazardous materials safety grant programs. The grants will be awarded to
PHMSA is continuing to monitor the movements of Hurricane Dorian to understand its potential effect 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 advances toward the southeastern coast of the United States.
PHMSA is working with states and pipeline
U.S. DOT Announces More than $60 Million in Funding for State Pipeline and Underground Natural Gas Storage Safety Programs
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced that the Department’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is awarding $60.3 million in formula grants to support pipeline and underground natural gas storage (UNGS) safety programs at the state level.
Enbridge/Texas Eastern Transmission Ordered to Take Certain Corrective Actions for August 1, 2019 Failure
The Order requires that the company take certain actions in response to its August 1, 2019 natural gas transmission pipeline failure near Danville, Kentucky.
See the related documents section for more details.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today transmitted to Congress a legislative proposal to reauthorize the Department’s pipeline safety programs. The proposed legislation prioritizes safety, promotes innovation, and encourages reliable energy infrastructure in the
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Advisory Committee on the Safe Transportation of Lithium Batteries
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today announced that it is soliciting nominees for a new Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee, in accordance with Section 333(d) of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.
“The Department is seeking experts from diverse technical and transportation backgrounds to evaluate safety
On May 7, 2019, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced a public meeting scheduled for June 17, 2019, to solicit input on the development of the 2020 edition of the Emergency Response Guidebook.
The ERG is a guidebook intended for use by first responders during the initial phase of a transportation incident involving dangerous goods/hazardous materials and has been updated and published every four years.
During the June 17 meeting, PHMSA will