PHMSA Publishes Notice of Delay in Processing Special Permit Applications

Posted on Dec 12th, 2011

On December 12, 2011, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a Notice of Delays in Processing of Special Permit Applications in the Federal Register. The Notice can be found at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-12-12/pdf/2011-31339.pdf. In accordance w…

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DOT Restricts Cell Phone Use For Drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles

Posted on Dec 5th, 2011

The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration in conjunction with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a statement regarding new restrictions on the use of cellular phones by drivers of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs). The…

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FAA Requests Comments on Safety Standards Information Collection Requirements

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2011

On November 14, 2011 the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) announced its request for public comments regarding its proposal to the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) to renew an information collection. The information collected is used to determine air operators’ compliance wi…

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FAA Requests Comments on Information Collection for Financial Requirements for Licensed Reentry Activities

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2011

On November 14, 2011 the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) announced a request for comments. The FAA invites public comments about its intention to request the approval of the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) to renew an information collection regarding financial responsibility…

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FAA Releases ADS-B In Aviation Rulemaking Committee's Recommendations

Posted on Nov 22nd, 2011

On November 17, 2011, the FAA announced the release of a Report from the ADS-B In Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC), entitled “Recommendations to Define a Strategy for Incorporating ADS-B In Technologies into the National Airspace System (“NAS”). This committee was chartered by the FAA to p…

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Unauthorized Marking of Compressed Gas Cylinders

Posted on Nov 16th, 2011

On November 4, 2011 the Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a safety advisory regarding the unauthorized marking of compressed gas cylinders. The notice advised that the PHMSA recently confirmed that an undetermined number of high pres…

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