National Tank Truck Carriers Asks Feds if National Hazmat Law Preempts California Rest Break Regs

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The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is seeking comment on a request by the National Tank Truck Carriers that the agency make an administrative determination whether federal hazmat transportation law preempts California meal and rest break requirements for hazmat carriers.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 1, 2016

Agency Awards Pipeline Safety Training Grants

TT File Photo

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration on July 13 announced it awarded $3.7 million to help train instructors responsible for training private-sector hazardous materials employees.

July 13, 2016

House Transportation Panel OKs Pipeline Safety Bill

Legislation aimed at improving pipeline safety by reforming federal rules was approved unanimously April 20 by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
April 20, 2016

New Chief Counsel Appointed at PHMSA

Teresa Gonsalves was appointed chief counsel at the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced April 4.

April 5, 2016

PHMSA Makes 'Hazmat Reverse Logistics' Final Rule Public

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration on March 25 made public its final rule intended to clarify, streamline and allow flexible regulatory requirements for return of hazardous materials from retailers back to manufacturers, suppliers and distribution facilities.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 25, 2016

DOT Rejects Rail, Chemical Industry Bids to Change New Tank Car Rule

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The Department of Transportation turned down appeals to its final rule covering tank car safety from the railroad and chemical industries, which separately sought changes such as more flexibility in meeting the standards announced in May.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
November 18, 2015

PHMSA Denies Crude-by-Rail Rule Hazmat Petitions

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The nation's hazardous materials transportation regulator denied several administrative petitions from railroads, fuel and chemical manufacturers, tribes and others seeking changes in its crude-by-rail rule.

Rachel Leven | Bloomberg BNA
November 10, 2015

Senate Confirms Two for US DOT Posts

Dominguez by U.S. Army; Nadeau by FHWA

The U.S. Senate on Aug. 5 confirmed two of President Obama's nominations to Department of Transportation administrator posts.

August 6, 2015

PHMSA Head to Leave Agency, Move to FAA

Timothy Butters, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s acting administrator, is scheduled to leave the agency June 8.

June 4, 2015

Obama to Nominate Dominguez, Feinberg as PHMSA, FRA Chiefs

Dominguez, Feinberg via U.S. Army and FRA

President Obama announced he will nominate Marie Therese Dominguez to lead the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, and Sarah Feinberg as head of the Federal Railroad Administration.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 29, 2015