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2017-37 August 15, 2017 New Deputy Administrator Appointed to PHMSA

By JHMT StaffAugust 15, 2017

On August 7, 2017, Drue Pearce was sworn in as the new Deputy Administrator of the US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Ms Pearce was formerly a member of the Alaskan State Legislature, worked as a senior advisor at the Interior Department, served as the administrator of the Office of the Federal Coordinator, Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects; most recently she was a senior policy advisor at Crowell & Moring LLP and Director of Government Affairs at Holland & Hart LLP.

For more detail, please see PHMSA's release. (Word document.)

The confirmation process of Ronald L. Batory to the position of Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, as initially reported on in HazMat Alert 2017-32 on July 13, 2017, has been put on hold as the US Senate is in recess. Further action should be expected after Labor Day.

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