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President Nominates New PHMSA Administrator

President Donald J. Trump has announced his intent to nominate Howard R. “Skip” Elliott as Administrator of PHMSA. Mr. Elliott has 40 years of experience in the freight rail industry, and is currently the group Vice President of Public Safety, Health, Environment and Security for CSX Transportation. According to the White House announcement, Elliott’s “portfolio of responsibility included hazardous materials transportation safety, homeland security, railroad policing, crisis management, environmental compliance and operations, occupational health management and continuity of business operations. He is a pioneer and leading advocate in developing and implementing computer-based tools to assist emergency management officials, first responders, and homeland security personnel in preparing for and responding to a railroad hazardous materials or security incident.” He received a lifetime achievement award for hazardous materials transportation safety from the Association of American Railroads.