PHMSA Modifies International Harmonization Final Rule

Posted on Jan 3rd, 2012

On January 19, 2011, PHMSA published a final rule under Docket PHMSA-2009-0126 that revised the Hazardous Materials Regulations (“HMR”; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) to align with various international standards. This final rule adopted amendments to the HMR regarding hazard communication, hazard clas…

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ECJ Rejects Challenge by U.S. Air Carriers to the Extension of the EU-ETS to Aviation Emissions

Posted on Dec 22nd, 2011

On December 21, 2011 the European Union Court of Justice (“ECJ”) handed down its ruling on the validity of the EU emissions trading scheme’s (“EU-ETS”) extension to aviation emissions, which will become effective on January 1, 2012. The judicial review proceedings, initiated by the Air T…

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TWG Announces New Partner and Counsel

Posted on Dec 14th, 2011

Washington, DC - The Wicks Group is pleased to announce that Mr. Michael Fleming has been named a Partner in the firm and Mr. Ronce Almond has been promoted to Counsel.Michael Fleming’s new status as a Partner recognizes his contributions to the firm over the past five years.   Michael has been…

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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 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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