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June 16, 2022

PHMSA Funding Opportunities Brochure (PDF)

The PHMSA Funding Opportunities brochure offers a quick guide to all PHMSA hazardous materials and pipeline safety grants, as well as Research and Development funding. This document includes general information for potential applicants, and details...

May 17, 2022

PHMSA Safety Advisory Notice for the Transportation of Lithium Batteries for Disposal or Recycling

PHMSA Safety Advisory Notice for the Transportation of Lithium Batteries for Disposal or Recycling (PDF)

May 2, 2022

Notice of Enforcement Discretion Regarding Packaging Tape

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is providing notice that it will exercise regulatory enforcement discretion for any...

April 21, 2022

PHMSA Notice of Enforcement Discretion Regarding Interim Final Rule for Pipeline Safety: Unusually Sensitive Areas for the Great Lakes, Coastal Beaches, and Certain Coastal Waters

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is providing notice that it will not take enforcement action against regulated entities for alleged violations of obligations under 49 CFR 195.11 or...

April 18, 2022

Lithium Battery Air Safety Advisory Committee

This meeting will be held virtually. Please monitor this website for forthcoming meeting details. You may also review the Federal Register Notice for additional information.
March 22, 2022

Notice and Request for Comments: FAQs - Applicability of the Hazardous Materials Regulations

PHMSA is conducting an initiative to convert historical letters of interpretation applicable to the Hazardous Materials Regulations that have been issued to specific stakeholders into broadly applicable frequently asked questions (FAQs) on its website...

January 28, 2022

NOW AVAILABLE: Updated Pipeline Operator Qualification Frequently Asked Questions

PHMSA updated its Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for pipeline operator qualification (OQ) requirements to clarify the Federal pipeline safety regulations for OQ located in 49 CFR part 192, subpart N, and 49 CFR part 195, subpart G.  The updated OQ...

January 11, 2022

PHMSA Notice of Enforcement Discretion Regarding Cylinders Exceeding Periodic Requalification Testing Dates - January 2022

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is providing notice that it will not take enforcement action against any person who fills a DOT-specification cylinder used to transport Division 2....

January 11, 2022

Assistance to the Public During COVID-19

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) remains fully operational and ready to assist the American public.  PHMSA will continue to be on duty and available for its stakeholders and government partners during the current...

October 21, 2021

PHMSA Pipeline Transportation and Emerging Fuels R&D Public Meeting and Forum

From November 30 through December 2, 2021, PHMSA will hold a virtual Pipeline Transportation and Emerging Fuels R&D Public Meeting and Forum.  The public meeting and forum will serve as an opportunity for pipeline stakeholders to discuss research...