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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.


  • 2015-42 August 28, 2015 DOT Issues Notice Of Lithium Battery Safety Public Meeting And Request For Information

  • 2015-41 August 25, 2015 FRA Issues Safety Advisory Regarding Timely Repairs of Ballast Defects and Conditions on Main Track; uDelaware Report to Pennsylvania on Crude by Rail

  • 2015-40 August 6, 2015 FRA Issues Final Rule on Securement of Unattended Equipment; Transport Canada Adopts Similar Revisions; PHMSA Issues Notice of Delay in Decisions on Appeals to HM-251

  • 2015-39 August 6, 2015 Acceptance of Filled “USA” Marked UN Plastic Packagings in Europe

  • 2015-38 July 30, 2015 FRA Issues Final Rule on Securement of Unattended Trains Carrying Flammable and Toxic Materials