August 12, 2013: (MTG) FRA – Emergency Meeting of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC)

FRA Announces an Emergency Meeting of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee (RSAC) in Response to the July 6th Lac-Megantic, Quebec Train Derailment.

FRA is holding an Emergency RSAC meeting to be held Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 9:00 am to approximately 4:30 pm at the National Housing Center, 1201 15th ST NW, Washington, DC 20005. The public and the media are invited to attend and observie the proceedings, space permitting, but are not going to be allowed to participate in any way.

Remarks will be given by the FRA Administrator, Committee members will be briefed on the preliminary findings of the accident, and discussions will involve the safety issues related to the July 6 accident.

Author: Wendy Buckley

Wendy has been in the hazardous materials industry for over 17 years. She worked for both the Federal Railroad Administration and New Jersey State Department of Transportation as a Railroad Hazardous Materials Safety Inspector. Wendy was an Investigator with the Office of Inspector General at Amtrak, a Multi-Modal HazMat Instructor and Auditor with a premier training and consulting company, and managed the Regulatory Affairs department at a multi-billion dollar, multi-national laboratory supply company. Wendy started her career as a Hazardous Materials Technician and Firefighter and today she is the President & Founder of Specialty Transportation and Regulatory Services, a hazardous materials and hazardous waste management consulting firm. Wendy has multiple degrees from several private and public Universities.