In response to recent crude oil train derailments in the U.S. and Canada, PHMSA has proposed two rulemakings intended to prevent and mitigate the consequences of crude by rail incidents.
Morning Regulatory Review: Contraception Regulations Revision; Advisory Committee Appointments; Orphan Drugs
A number of volatile issues made ripples in regulatory practice last week that will not be found in the general media. The saga of the religious exemption from the contraceptives mandate in Obamacare (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or PPACA) added an introduction to a new chapter last week when the Department of Justice (DOJ) committed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and its cohorts to a plan for new regulations.
The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today released a much-anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to improve the safe rail transportation of flammable liquids, including petroleum crude oil and ethanol.
As speculation over the federal government’s forthcoming rule on rail shipments of crude oil grows, two items hit the press last week increasing speculation over the details of the reforms.