Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration July 18, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Hazardous Materials: Meeting Future Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Challenges
Document Number: E8-16503
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-18
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA is hosting a public workshop to identify and discuss strategies for meeting emerging hazardous materials transportation safety challenges, particularly in the development of innovative safety solutions that provide the Department of Transportation, other federal agencies, state agencies, the regulated community, and emergency response organizations with flexible tools to manage and reduce safety risks. The workshop will provide an opportunity for PHMSA and its stakeholders to discuss the future direction of the hazardous materials transportation safety program, with a focus on three broad themes: (1) Safety, Risk Reduction, and Integrity Management; (2) 21st Century Solutions: Using New Technology for Improved Safety Controls/Improving Safety Controls for New Technology; and (3) Achieving Balance and EffectivenessConsistency and Uniformity.