Research and Recommendations for Improving FMCSA’s HM Cargo Tank Monitoring and Enforcement Program

The goal of this research is to develop recommendations for how the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) can better meet hazardous material (HM) cargo tank regulatory oversight and enforcement requirements. Research questions include, but are not limited to: (1) What operational capabilities need to be developed to enable a more efficient application of available FMCSA personnel, including the very scarce HM personnel? These include data reporting requirements, database structures, and analysis algorithms. (2) What qualifications or standards are needed for enforcement personnel involved? (3) What data and algorithms are needed to be able to best determine poorly performing entities within the industry? (4) What changes in regulations and policies are needed? (5) Recommend which of these initiatives FMCSA appears to have the authority to issue and why, and which ones require a Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) rulemaking to authorize FMCSA.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $550000
  • 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
  • Start Date: 20161000
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01626191
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 17 2017 10:05AM