updated - March 4, 2021 Thursday EST
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has ordered Plains All American Pipeline to purge and shut down a pipeline system in California until further notice, according to a PHMSA’s Corrective Action Order (CAO). The order is to prevent another oil spill that affected the Santa Barbara County shores in May.
The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued an interim final rule that prohibits passengers and crewmembers from putting battery-powered portable electronic smoking devices in their checked-in luggage, according to a Transportation Department press release. The PHMSA has also prohibited the use and charging of the e-cigarette while on board the plane, to avoid safety risks.
The U.S. government is planning to announce a new initiative that would require people who plan to buy a drone to register the device with the U.S Department of Transportation, according to a report from NBC News. The new initiative is the government’s response to the increased reports of unauthorized sightings of unmanned drones near airports and crowded public venues.