Washington – The owner of the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 has been ordered to turn over internal investigation documents to the Chemical Safety Board in a July 23 ruling from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Washington – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is now permitting states to allow mobile electronic devices such as smartphones or GPS navigation units to be used as transponders for electronic screening systems.
Arlington, VA – The American Trucking Associations is asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to give all drivers transporting hazardous materials more flexibility regarding FMCSA’s rest-break requirement.
Washington – The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has announced plans for a pilot program to evaluate the safety and security impacts of a paperless hazard communications system for shippers and carriers.
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.
Washington – Air carriers that also conduct commercial air tours as well as commuter or on-demand operators that also conduct commercial air tours will now be allowed to use one combined alcohol and drug testing program instead of two, under a final rule from the Federal Aviation Administration.