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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.


  • 2015-28 May 21, 2015 Results of the 2015 ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel Working Group Meeting April 27 – May 1

  • 2015-27 May 19, 2015 Pre-Meeting Report on Proposals to be Discussed at the 47th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

  • 2015-26 May 18, 2015 PHMSA Issues Best Practices Guide for Cargo Tank Loading/Unloading

  • 2015-25 May 11, 2015 Analysis: PHMSA’s HM-251 Final Rule: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains

  • 2015-24 May 8, 2015 PHMSA Issues HM-251 Final Rule: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High Hazard Flammable Trains