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PHMSA Extends ORM-D Designation Through 2020

In a January 7 final rule, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) extended the use of the ORM-D designation for moving hazardous materials by highway, rail, or vessel. ORM-D refers to packages that meet the definitions of both






FMCSA Publishes New Threshold Rates for Hazmat Safety Permits

In tomorrow's Federal Register, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will publish new, fixed, threshold rates carriers must meet to qualify for a Hazardous Materials Safety Permit (HMSP) - required to carry many classes of HM. Under the


ATA Submits Comments on PHMSA Training Audit Requirements

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 record




FMCSA Issues Tank Vehicle Definition Guidance

On May 24, 2012, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued regulatory guidance clarifying its definition of a tank vehicle to declare that the definition does include intermediate bulk containers. The current definition, adopted in Ma