Hazardous Material Safety Permit (HMSP) Program Improvements

The objective of this project was to provide research material so that the Agency could: (1) prepare a report to Congress (as required by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act [MAP-21]) describing how the Hazardous Material Safety Permit (HMSP) program may be improved; and (2) provide background recommendations for how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) can initiate the recommendations contained in the Report to Congress, both short term and longer term. FMCSA received a petition in 2010 to modify the renewal process for the HMSP. In 2012, MAP-21 mandated that FMCSA report on how it will improve the HMSP and undertake a rulemaking to do so within the next year. The project team performed a program evaluation of all aspects of the HMSP program. It produced a detailed draft final report on all aspects of the evaluation that enabled FMCSA to meet the above goals. A Federal Register Notice was published in August 2015 implementing policy changes that revised the HMSP renewal process and a portion of how the safety performance is tracked. The detailed final report will be published on the FMCSA Web site.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $347,280
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Goettee, David

  • Performing Organizations:

    Maineway Services

    10 Tamarack Drive
    Fryeburg, ME  United States  04037

    Integrated Technology Solutions, Incorporated

    6325 Woodside Court
    Suite 130
    Columbia, Maryland  United States  21046

    Legacy International Corporation

    Legacy International Corporation
    The LEGACY Building 1236
    Billings, Montana  United States  59101
  • Start Date: 20130200
  • Expected Completion Date: 20140325
  • Actual Completion Date: 20160601

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01592580
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 2 2016 4:52PM