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FRA, PHMSA to meet about hazmat transport on rails


Washington – The Federal Railroad Administration and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration are scheduled to host a public meeting Aug. 27-28 on hazardous materials transportation on railroads.

FRA and PHMSA are researching operational factors that influence the safety of transporting hazardous materials by rail, states a notice published in the July 18 Federal Register. According to the agenda, the meeting will address topics such as non-conforming or leaking packages, portable tanks, tank car unloading, and position of railcars. The public can submit comments, data and other input for consideration at the meeting.

Those interested in speaking during the meeting – in person or by teleconference – should contact Kurt Eichenlaub at Kurt.Eichenlaub@dot.gov by Aug. 23.