Express Lane Final Rule
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently published a Final Rule (May 11, 2022) without notice or public comment under the Administrative Procedures Act (APA). Under the APA, “Matter[s] relating to agency management or personnel” do not require the same procedures required under its normal rulemaking process.
Effective May 11, 2022 PHMSA has adopted new language that clarifies previously dated language to explicitly allow inspectors to directly refer “actual or possible criminal activity to OIG (Office of Inspector General) through its hotline accessible by telephone, email, physical mail, or the OIG’s website.”
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Although this Final Rule does not affect hazardous materials shippers and manufactures directly, it does serve as a reminder to stay vigilant in our training, safety, and awareness as there is a big difference between civil and criminal violations. For a better understanding of regulations, make sure to check out one of our industry leading compliance programs to make sure you’re not making costly mistakes.
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