Regulatory Issue

The Department of Homeland Security is now involved with inspection of DOT HAZMAT training records. Through early March 2013 some licensees have had a DOT HAZMAT inspection that was performed by either the RAM licensing regulatory agency or a HM (Hazardous Material) Safety Specialist, DOT/FAA. The following is excerpted from modifications in Title 49 which is DOT regulations:


DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

49 CFR Parts 105, 171, 172, 173, 177, 178, and 180

[Docket No. PHMSA-2011-0138 (HM-218G)]

RIN 2137-AE78

Hazardous Materials; Miscellaneous Amendments (RRR)

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), DOT

ACTION: Final rule

SUMMARY: PHMSA is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to make miscellaneous amendments to update and clarify certain regulatory requirements.

DATES: Effective Date: This rule is effective May 10, 2013.

Voluntary Compliance Date: Voluntary compliance with all amendments is authorized March 11, 2013.

o Update the training recordkeeping requirements in § 172.704 to specify that a hazmat employer must make hazmat employee training records available upon request, at a reasonable time and location, to an authorized official of the Department of Transportation or the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).


 Department of Homeland

 Security is now involved

 with inspection of


training records. 


 Spring 2013


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