Forecast for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy 2019: Hazardous Materials

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:02

1. Predictions and Outlook for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration for 2019The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is charged with a vital, if often taken for granted, task: protecting the public from the hazards associated with the transportation in commerce of hazardous materials. While its operations may lack the high profile of some of its federal sister agencies, its mission is, literally, one of life and death. Lethal train derailments and explosions, fires aboard aircraft, and spills of toxic materials are all potential -- and real -- consequences if PHMSA fails to exercise its duty effectively.  SEE: