The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Pipeline Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a joint meeting announcement in today’s Federal Register (78 FR 42998) about a joint two-day public meeting on August 27-28, 2013 in Washington DC addressing the transportation of hazardous materials by rail. This is part of a joint comprehensive review of operational factors that affect the safety of the transportation of hazardous materials by rail.
Public input on this topic is being solicited by FRA and PHMSA. Written comments may be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal (www.Regulations.gov; Docket # FRA-2013-0067). Personnel desiring to make oral comments during the meeting need to register at least four days in advance with Kurt Eichenlaub (Kurt.Eichenlaub@dot.gov). FRA will be making a teleconference line available, contact Mr. Eichenlaub for details. There is no mention of web casting this meeting.