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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.


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

  • 2015-37 July 29, 2015 Report of the 23rd IMO Editorial and Technical Working Group – May 18-23, 2015

  • 2015-36 July 22, 2015 FRA Letter to Railroads: Notification of Crude Oil Trains to States Must Continue

  • 2015-35 July 20, 2015 OSHA Issues Updated HazCom Compliance Directive

  • 2015-34 July 14, 2015 DHS/Coast Guard Chemical Transport Advisory Committee Meeting Notice