CGA Regulatory Alert (RA-219): U.S. DOT PHMSA – Liquefied Natural Gas by Rail

November 1, 2019

Please be advised that the Compressed Gas Association has issued CGA Regulatory Alert (RA-219) regarding the October 24, 2019 notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

CGA Regulatory Alert (RA-219)

49 CFR Parts 172 and 173

(PHMSA–2018–0025 [HM–264]

 Hazardous Materials: Liquefied Natural Gas by Rail

We recommend that all CGA members review this notice to determine its applicability to their company. Individuals who work for CGA member companies may access and download a copy of CGA RA-219 from the Association’s member portal (login required).


PHMSA, in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), is proposing changes to the Hazardous Materials Regulations to allow for the bulk transport of Methane, refrigerated liquid, commonly known as liquefied natural gas (LNG), in rail tank cars. This rulemaking proposes to authorize the transportation of Methane, refrigerated liquid by rail in the DOT–113C120W specification rail tank car.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 23, 2019. To the extent possible, PHMSA will consider late-filed comments.

Copies of this notice can be found in the Federal Register Volume 84, Issue 206 (October 24, 2019), on pages 56964-56977.