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PHMSA Guidance on Heating Rail Tank Cars for HazMat Unloading or Transloading

Posted in on Mon, Aug 12, 2013

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has published safety advisory guidance providing safety precautions and recommended guidance for persons responsible for unloading or transloading hazardous materials from rail tank cars.  The guidance reminds them of current regulatory requirements addressing this type of operation.  PHMSA is issuing this guidance in coordination with OSHA and EPA, and in consultation with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).

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