FAA’s Office of Hazardous Materials Safety strives to increase safety in air transportation by preventing hazardous materials accidents and incidents aboard aircraft. Over 100 special agents dedicated to enforcement and educational outreach, ensure compliance with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.
Due to a lapse in appropriations and the shutdown of many DOT operations, the October 18th FAA-PHMSA Public Meeting on the 24th ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel meeting is CANCELLED. The meeting will remain cancelled, regardless of any changes in the current shutdown.
The DOT remains interested in feedback, expertise, and relevant data from stakeholders. The FAA and PHMSA will review and consider all information submitted (but will not necessarily respond to it), once normal operations resume. Please send all information to the following email address: 9-AWA-ASH-ADG-HazMat@faa.gov
All commenters are requested to provide your name, organization (if applicable), contact information, as well as the title and number of the working paper pertaining to the comments offered. Working papers can be found at the following website:http://www.icao.int/safety/DangerousGoods/Pages/DGP24-WPs.aspx
Thank you for your interest in these matters and for your patience during this time.
Hazardous materials or dangerous goods sent using commercial transportation must comply with Hazardous Materials Regulations, 49 CFR Parts 171-179. These regulations apply to those who offer, accept, or carry hazardous materials to, from, within, and across the United States.
FAA’s special agents conduct inspections and investigations of those who
Agencies that handle hazardous materials shipments for shippers or carriers, such as freight forwarders and repair stations, are subject to the Hazardous Materials Regulations and FAA inspection. Because these regulations apply to the aircraft cabin as well as the cargo hold, passengers and their baggage are also subject to these rules and FAA jurisdiction.
FAA Special Agents inspect U.S.-registered air carriers (certificate holders) for compliance with FAA hazardous materials training requirements found in 14 CFR Part 121 and Part 135. Air carriers in the U.S. cannot carry hazardous materials as cargo until they have an FAA-approved hazardous materials training program. The FAA principal operations inspector assigned to the carrier coordinates this approval.
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