The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is required by law to respond to safety recommendations issued by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), an independent federal agency charged by Congress with investigating significant incidents that involve hazardous materials. Recommendations usually address a specific issue uncovered during an investigation or study and specify how to correct the situation.

NTSB Classifications:

  • OAA - Open Acceptable Response
  • OAAR - Open Acceptable Alternate Response
  • OUA - Open Unacceptable Response
  • ORR - Open Response Received
  • OAR - Open Await Response

The items below are the currently open NTSB recommendations regarding aviation. To access downloadable letters containing  NTSB - PHMSA correspondence, click on the corresponding recommendation link and review "Related Downloads" located on the right-side menu.

Currently Open Recommendations

A-08-1  Lithium Batteries; OAA Jan 7, 2008
A-08-2  Lithium Batteries; OAA Jan 7, 2008
A-16-01  Segregation of Lithium Batteries from Class 3 flammable liquids; OAA February 9, 2016
A-16-02  Maximum Loading Densities for Lithium Batteries or Class 3 Flammable Liquids; OAA February 9, 2016