June 25, 2102: (FR) PHMSA – old special permits now regulations


PHMSA issued a final rule under Docket Number HM-216B. The final rule incorporated several widely used and longstanding rail special permits into the regulations: DOT SP-7616, 9388, 12095, 12905, 14333, and 14622. The final rule also incorporated two AAR petitions for rulemaking: P-1497 concerning the use of electronic shipping papers, and P-1567 concerning the removal of the AAR-600 portable tank program.

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.