Examining Issues for Hazardous Materials Reauthorization, Hearing Before U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, April 2, 2014   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is the April 2, 2014 hearing on "Examining Issues for Hazardous Materials Reauthorization" held before the House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. From the Opening Statement of Chairman Jeff Denham: "Our hearing today will focus on reauthorizing of the Hazardous Materials Safety Program of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, PHMSA. The current authorization was part of MAP-21 [Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act], which expires October 1, 2014. Our goal is to continue the advances made by MAP--21 in reducing regulatory burdens while ensuring hazardous materials are transported in a safe and efficient manner. We have a distinguished panel of witnesses today, and it is my pleasure to welcome back once again Ms. Cynthia Quarterman, Administrator of PHMSA, as well as--as you know, the Transportation Committee is working on a reauthorization of MAP--21, and I am proud that Chairman Shuster's leadership on the committee is looking at addressing a wide variety of transportation needs, including the reauthorization of the Hazardous Materials Safety Program. So, I look forward to the testimony and discussion today, as we move forward in that process. The movement of hazardous materials in commerce is integral to our Nation's health and economy." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Cynthia Quarterman, William F. Downey, Thomas E. Schick, Stephen Pelkey, and Elizabeth Harman.

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Serial No. 113-63
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