Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration March 22, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Request for Information on Regulatory Challenges to Safely Transporting Hazardous Materials by Surface Modes in an Automated Vehicle Environment
Document Number: 2018-05785
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-03-22
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requests information on matters related to the development and potential use of automated technologies for surface modes (i.e., highway and rail) in hazardous materials transportation. In anticipation of the development, testing, and integration of Automated Driving Systems in surface transportation, PHMSA is issuing this request for information on the factors the Agency should consider to ensure continued safe transportation of hazardous materials without impeding emerging surface transportation technologies.