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The HazMat Reference Gateway and The HazMat DataBase

Features and  Descriptions

The HAZMAT Reference Gateway™ 
The Gateway provides:

  • All of the current and past HazMat Alerts on important regulatory events.
  • The reports are hyperlinked to original source documents (e.g. Federal Register, ICAO, IMDG reports) and in many cases, regulatory analysis pertaining to the action.
  • Our alerts provide timely updates on regulatory changes between print editions of the publication.
  • Major reports are presented, by subject category, on rulemakings and final rules issued by the US Dept of Transportation (PHMSA, FMCSA, HazMat Security, etc), and International Organizations (UN Decisions and Reports, Air Transportation Reports, and Marine Transport Decisions). Similar to our Alerts, these reports are hyperlinked to original source documents, and are sorted and presented by major subject category.


The HazMat Compliance DataBase™
The HazMat DataBase benefits include:

  • Access to over 4,000 searchable documents, which have appeared in the print publication from 1995 through the current issue, updated regularly, including:
  • All of our regulatory analyses, the DOT Letters of Interpretation of the HMR, and over 250 comments on those letters by dangerous goods experts Frits Wybenga and Andy Altemos.
  • Comments are hyperlinked to the original DOT letter.
  • Key word searches can be performed on segregated subject groupings, or the entire database, providing summary results showing title of report, date, and author with a summary of the report or interpretation.


  • 2015-19 April 17, 2015 DOT Addresses High Hazard Flammable Trains: FRA Issues Emergency Order, Safety Advisories, Notice and Request for Comment; Joint Safety Advisory with PHMSA

  • 2015-18 April 8, 2015 NTSB Issues New Recommendations to PHMSA Addressing DOT-111 and CPC-1232 Tank Cars

  • 2015-17 April 6, 2015 PHMSA Issues Notices In Response to a Court Order Regarding Carriage of Spare Fuel Cell Cartridges Containing Flammable Gas on Aircraft and to Clarify Fireworks Approval Policy

  • 2015-16 April 1, 2015 UPS to Require Pre-Approval of Lithium Metal Battery Shipments; Summary of FAA Alleged Penalty Violations; Hazmatship.com updated for Internet Explorer

  • 2015-15 March 18, 2015 FAA-PHMSA Public Meeting; FRA Directive on Tank Car Valves; Updated HazMat Inspector Performance Training Standards