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2017-45 October 16, 2017 US Senate Confirms PHMSA Administrator; PHMSA Issues Notice on Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains

By JHMT StaffOctober 16, 2017

Last week, the US Senate confirmed Howard "Skip" Elliott to serve as the next administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). 

For more information, view the news report at Progressive Railroading.


Today, PHMSA issued a notification of availability and request for comments in the Federal Register titled Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains [Docket No. PHMSA-2017-0102]. In response to the mandate of the FAST Act, PHMSA and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) are publishing a revised Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) updating the original RIA associated with the electronically controlled pneumatic (ECP) brake provision of PHMSA's May 8, 2015, Final Rule titled “Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains” (Final Rule).

Click here to view the notice in the Federal Register. Click here to submit your comments via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Comments must be received by November 1, 2017


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