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ATA Submits Comments on PHMSA Training Audit Requirements

ATA Submits Comments on PHMSA Training Audit Requirements

6/19/2012

 

On June 18, 2012, ATA submitted comments to the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regarding its proposed rule extending the authority to demand that motor carriers and other regulated parties make employee hazmat training records available upon request by representatives of the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ATA agreed that PHMSA had reason to extend this authority to representatives of DOT, but objected to PHMSA’s plan to allow representatives of all DHS agencies access to the training records. Instead ATA suggested that, outside DOT, only agencies that are charged with enforcing PHMSA’s training requirements namely the U.S. Coast Guard, should be granted authority to demand these records.