On Nov. 10, 2014, ATA filed comments responding to a proposal by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to adopt regulations excepting from the Hazardous Materials Regulations the transportation of certain consumer products from a retailer back to a distributor or manufacturer.
Today, William Downey, executive vice president for corporate affairs and chief security officer at The Kenan Advantage Group, said before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee that...
William Downey Testifies on Behalf of ATA on the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act Reauthorization
On April 2, 2014, William Downey of The Kenan Advantage Group outlined ATA’s priorities for reauthorizing the Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Act in front of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. Mr. Downey’s testimony highlighted ATA’s support for reforming the hazardous materials endorsement, stopping unnecessary wetlines regulation, and requiring States to administer hazardous materials permitting through a consortium.
TSA is bringing its citizenship requirements in line with FMCSA's rule at 49 CFR 383.71 regarding HME holders. TSA is enforcing the citizenship/permanent residency and photo ID requirement at Unified Enrollment Service (UES) centers for applicants licensed in the 41 States and District of Columbia that use TSA's contractor’s enrollment provider.
FMCSA ISSUES PROPOSED RULE ON TANK TRUCK DEFINITION AFFECTING PORTABLE TANKS
On Sept. 11, 2013, GAO released its study of PHMSA’s wetlines regulation. GAO’s report agrees with ATA’s position that the wetlines regulation could not justify its costs. GAO suggests that PHMSA’s data is far too subjective to be useful in underpinning any wetlines rulemaking.
On Friday, July 12, FMCSA released revised guidance regarding the new 30-minute rest break. The new guidance raised certain questions about the legality of drivers exercising constant attendance over hazmat loads, especially security-sensitive hazardous materials that require a security plan.
On May 24, 2013, PHMSA issued an emergency recall order mandating the recall of all cylinders manufactured by the Lite Cylinder Company and marked as acceptable for use under Special Permit Numbers SP-14562, SP-13957, SP-13105. Lite Cylinder markets 10, 20, 25, and 33 pound propane cylinders, all of which have been recalled for improper testing and frequent flammable propane gas leaks.
On May 22, 2013, the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a proposed rule that would govern the stopping, search, possible opening, and resumption in transportation of hazardous materials.