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November 2011
 
November 23
U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes to Expand the Use of Excess Flow Valves in Natural Gas Distribution Pipelines
 
November 18
U.S. Department of Transportation Issues First Ever Order to Stop Companies from Transporting Cylinders Filled With Experimental Gas
October 2011
 
October 17
Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation Sign Agreements to Join CBP Import Safety Center
August 2011
 
August 24
U.S. Department of Transportation Seeks Comment on Possible New Gas Pipeline Safety Measures
July 2011
 
July 5
U.S. Department of Transportation Directs ExxonMobil Pipeline Company to Make Pipeline Safety Improvements to Silvertip Pipeline
June 2011
 
June 24
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Training Seminars for Hazmat Workers
 
June 15
U.S. Department of Transportation Takes Steps to Improve Pipeline Control Room Management
May 2011
 
May 11
U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes Fine for New Jersey Pipeline Accident
 
May 3
BP Exploration Alaska to Pay $25 Million Penalty for Alaskan North Slope Oil Spill
April 2011
 
April 18
U.S. Department of Transportation Launches Pipeline Safety Awareness Website
 
April 14
U.S. Department of Transportation Gives Over $2 Million to Help States Improve Pipeline Safety and Prevent Damage
 
April 11
U.S. Department of Transportation Grants Over $1 Million to Improve State Pipeline Safety Programs
 
April 4
U.S Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Announces Pipeline Safety Action Plan: U.S. DOT Initiates National Effort to Prevent Hazardous Pipeline Incidents
March 2011
 
March 31
U.S. Department of Transportation Kicks Off National Safe Digging Month 2011
 
March 25
News Digest
 
March 10
U.S. DOT Proposes to Improve Safety for Truckers and Workers Around Hazardous Material Loading and Unloading Operations
 
March 1
U.S. DOT Announces New Rule To Make Shipping of Hazardous Materials Safer
February 2011
 
February 1
USDOT Converts Widely Used HazMat Transportation Permits into Federal Regulations
January 2011
 
January 7
DOT Announces Application Period for Grants to Promote Community Involvement in Pipeline Safety Efforts
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Hazmat Safety Advisories
The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS) issues Safety Advisory Notices to help the public understand and resolve significant safety risks. In most situations, the advisories address safety issues that pose an imminent hazard to the public. Contact the Office of Hazardous Materials Standards at 202-366-8553.
Pipeline Safety Advisories
PHMSA's Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) issues Advisory Bulletins to inform affected pipeline operators and all Federal and state pipeline safety personnel of matters that have the potential of becoming safety and/or environmental risks.  Contact the Office of Engineering and Emergency Support at 202-366-5124.
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