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Liquified Natural Gas: Safety and Emergency Response

Hazardous Materials Investigators: On the Front Lines of Transportation Safety. Investigators explain their duties what they enjoy about their jobs, and why what they do is so important.


HazMat Tanker Explosion 
It is imperative to properly follow the Hazardous Materials Regulations. Improperly shipped hazardous materials can sometimes end with a catastrophic failure. In this case, a corrosive material was placed in an incompatible aluminum cargo tank for shipment. The company involved paid a $120,200 civil penalty for not following the regulations.

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Applicable Hazardous Materials Regulations
Access an overview and guide to the Hazardous Materials Regulations here. In this case, the following federal regulations were violated:

49 CFR 171 General Information, Regulations, and Definitions
49 CFR 172 Hazardous Materials Table, Special Provisions, Hazardous Materials Communications, Emergency Response Information, Training Requirements, and Security Plans
49 CFR 173 Shippers--General Requirements for Shipments and Packagings
49 CFR 178 Specifications for Packaging

Enforcement Actions
PHMSA issued an Amended Notice of Probable Violation, and then a Final Order to the company. The company paid a $120,000 civil penalty.


Roads: The 811 Bike.


5 Steps to Safer Digging from Texas 811.



How to Locate Pipelines with the Public Viewer App 
PHMSA's Public Viewer application grants you access to view hazardous liquid & gas transmission pipelines in a county that you select.



Vet to Fed 
PHMSA encourages veterans to apply for jobs. Visit the Veterans Recruitment Portal.


PSA: Avoid a Grimm Situation; Call 811 Before You Dig 
PHMSA released a new public service announcement urging all to "Call 811 Before You Dig." Television & radio spots are available for download.


Evite una Situación Grave: Llaman 811 "Antes De Que Usted Cave"
U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood urge a dueños de una casa, excavadores evitar una situación de "grave" en la nueva "llamada 811 Antes De Que Usted Cave" el aviso del Servicio Público.


"Transportation Secretary Salutes Local Energy Company" (KDKATV Pittsburgh)
Local news coverage of USDOT Secretary's Pittsburgh visit for job-creating pipeline modernization project.


Emergency Response Guidebook 2012 - An Introduction  
PHMSA Deputy Administrator reviews components of the ERG2012.


"Call Before You Dig" (WWLTV New Orleans) 
PHMSA Administrator reminds all to "Call 811 Before You Dig" and reviews how it works.