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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.


  • 2014-57 September 24, 2014 PHMSA Extends Comment Period on HM-253 NPRM "Reverse Logistics"

  • 2014-56 September 22, 2014 US and UK Submit Proposals to Revise Corrosive Substance Criteria to the UN

  • 2014-55 September 18, 2014 Netherlands UN Proposal to Revise Corrosive Substance Criteria

  • 2014-54 September 17, 2014 FMCSA Issues Emergency Restriction/Prohibition and Out-of-Service Order to National Distribution Services

  • 2014-53 September 9, 2014 Rail Transportation: FRA Publishes NPRM on Securement of Unattended Equipment