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Highlights & News

November 2
Howard "Skip" Elliott sworn in as PHMSA Administrator, read more

September 8
President Trump nominates Howard Elliott to serve as PHMSA Administrator, learn more

June 29, 2017
APA applauds legalization of Consumer fireworks in NJ, see more

June 28, 2017
Must see July 4th Fireworks Displays, read more

June 21, 2017
The APA urges fireworks safety this July 4th, click here.

June 5, 2017
FMCSA withdraws motor carrier financial responsibility rulemaking, notice here.

April 19, 2017
APA files comments on TRALA ELD rental truck exemption application. 

March 23, 2017
FMCSA Withdraws Safety Fitness Determination Proposal, see notice here.

March 1, 2017
David Tang, K&L Gates, Asia, BBC interview on investment flows into and out of China.

February 22, 2017
Ann Marie Buerkle named Acting Chairman of the CPSC, read more.

February 2, 2017
CPSC issues Fireworks Regulations Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

January 31, 2017
Elaine Chao sworn in as Secretary of Transportation, read more.

December 19, 2016
OSHA issues final rule clarifying work-related injury reporting requirements. Click here to view.

December 16, 2016
APA looks forward to working with newly named PHMSA Associate Administrator for HazMat Safety William Schoonover.

December 8,
FMCSA issues final rule on entry-level driver training.

December 5, 2016

FMCSA issues final rule creating a CDL drug & alcohol clearinghouse.

November 23, 2016
Business group praises court decision to block overtime wage rule.

September 6, 2016
CPSC releases proposed policy on audible effects

June 30, 2016
Click here to see APA's 2016 "must see" fireworks displays for July 4th.

June 27, 2016
The APA urges fireworks safety this July 4th. 

Written Resources

    APA Std. 87-1 (2001 electronic)

  APA Standard 87-1/EX Numbers  Standard for Construction and Approval for Transportation of Fireworks, has been adopted by DOT as the basis for their definitions of fireworks. The procedure for applying for EX Numbers under 87-1 is outlined in detail, with a sample application shown and a blank application available for member use.




 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (pocket guide)  2015

Information on highway routing, drug testing, driver training, and log books. Regulations cover all aspects of trucking from CDL requirements to vehicle maintenance.



Emergency Response Guidebook 2012 (pocket size)

This is the first update to the ERG since 2000 and contains the latest dangerous goods list from the United Nations Recommendations, as well as from other international and national regulations.  Some states require that a copy of the ERG is kept in each vehicle.


      Celebrate Safely

This pocket guide is the perfect complement to the Celebrate Safely video.  Great to use in your training seminars.  This colorful guild provides pyrotechnicians, fire service personnel, and AHJ’s with a valuable reference tool for an on-site display set-up and inspection information.  Available individually or in bulk (discounts apply for quantities over 100).




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