Transportation Skills Programs, Inc.

Hazardous Materials Publishing Co.

Trusted In Hazmat Training Since 1972


Compliance Guide Update Service April 2017

April 24, 2017


Department Of Transportation


Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration


FR 82  18967-18968


Hazardous Materials: Use of DOT Specification 39 Cylinders for Liquefied Flammable Compressed Gas


Safety advisory notice, revised.


Summary: PHMSA is issuing this revised safety advisory notice to address concerns of offerors and users of DOT Specification 39 (DOT–39) cylinders that exceed 75 cubic inches (in3) (1.23 L) and to provide clarification of the initial safety advisory notice we issued on this subject on December 13, 2016 (Notice No. 2016–14). DOT–39 cylinders exceeding 75 in3 (1.23 L) should not contain liquefied flammable compressed cyclopropane, ethane, or ethylene, or liquefied petroleum gases. PHMSA advises against the filling or transporting of these gases in DOT–39 cylinders when the cylinder’s internal volume exceeds 75 in3 (1.23 L).



Click here to read more






April 19, 2017


Department Of Transportation


Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration


FR 82  18397-18400  49  CFR Parts 107 and 171


Hazardous Materials : Revision of Maximum and Minimum Civil Penalties




Summary: PHMSA is revising the maximum and minimum civil penalties for a knowing violation of the Federal hazardous material transportation law or a regulation, order, special permit, or approval issued under that law. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, which amended the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, required Agencies to update their civil monetary penalties in August 2016 through an interim final rulemaking. PHMSA has elected to do the 2017 update in a final rulemaking. Per this final rule, the maximum civil penalty for a knowing violation is now $78,376, except for violations that result in death, serious illness, or severe injury to any person or substantial destruction of property, for which the maximum civil penalty is $182,877. In addition, the minimum civil penalty amount for a violation relating to training is now $471. DATES: Effective Date: April 19, 2017.


Click here to read more






Subscribe to Rob’s Blog

243 West Main Street  |  PO Box 308  |  Kutztown, PA 19530-0308  |  610.683.7853  |  Fax: 610.683.3171

© 2018 Transportation Skills Programs, Inc.