Special Permits

PHMSA initiates rulemaking on SP procedures

PHMSA has issued an NPRM under HM-233E, detailing proposals to revise the Hazardous Materials Regulations to include the standard operating procedures and criteria use to evaluate applications for special permits and approvals.

More Permits into HMR

The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) this past October 22 issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) under docket HM-233C

More SPs for HMR

US PHMSA has issued a further NPRM proposing to roll a number of existing Special Permits into the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

Act on impulse

US Last month’s passing of MAP-21 by Congress came as something of a surprise. Hidden in the near-600 page document is a new Hazmat Act, which will set the regulatory agenda for PHMSA for the next few years

Border patrol on top of goods train in Montana

PHMSA folds in rail special permits

PHMSA has published its final rule under HM-216B, incorporating a number of Special Permits relating to transport by rail into the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

Relief proposed for air bags

The US Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Special Programs Administration (PHMSA) is proposing to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)

PHMSA highlights SP compliance

PHMSA has issed a safety notice reminding shippers of the need to comply with the Hazardous Materials Regulations when consigning packages under a Special Permit.

PHMSA proposes rolling in rail special permits

PHMSA has issued an NPRM under docket HM-216B proposing to incorporate the provisions of some special permits for rail transport into the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

Compatibility in composites tanks

The US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a safety advisory notice this past March 3, drawing attention to the testing of composite cargo tanks manufactured under Department of Transportation (DOT) Special Permits.

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