Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration October 16, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pipeline Safety: Coastal Ecological Unusually Sensitive Areas Public Meeting
Document Number: 2017-22319
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This notice announces a one-day public meeting to discuss applicable definitions and available geospatial information system (GIS) data sources for marine coastal waters, coastal beaches and the Great Lakes, pertaining to Coastal Ecological Unusually Sensitive Areas (USA).
Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains
Document Number: 2017-22281
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-10-16
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
This document provides notice that 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). The agencies are publishing the updated RIA in response to the mandate of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The updated RIA incorporates new testing and analysis the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) reviewed, recommendations from two U.S. General Accountability Office (GAO) audits, and updates to the costs and benefits of the provision of the Final Rule based on current economic conditions. PHMSA invites comments on all aspects of the updated RIA and the agency will respond to all relevant comments received.