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King County Department of Emergency Management (DEM)

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Website: King County Department of Emergency Management (DEM)

Transporting liquefied natural gas by rail:
Emergency preparedness and response.

In 2020, the Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) finalized a rule to allow bulk transportation of LNG by an existing type of tank car used for cryogenic liquids, the DOT-113. The rule contained several safety requirements, including enhancements to the steel used in the outer tank of the DOT-113, remote monitoring of the pressure and location of the tank car, and risk assessments to evaluate safety and security.

Click here for the full report on the National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine’s (NASEM) website.