PHMSA Names Rick Kowalewski Acting Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety
Effective on Monday, January 7, Rick Kowalewski becomes the Acting Associate Administrator (AA) for Hazardous Materials Safety at the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA). Mr. Kowalewski previously held the position of Senior Policy Advisor at PHMSA. An internationally recognized expert in performance measurements and management, he helped develop national policy on the Government Performance and Results Act. He also led the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. He has over 35 years of leadership experience in 6 different agencies and over 15 years as a Federal executive. As a career Coast Guard officer, he also served in a variety of field and staff positions in the maritime safety programs. IME wishes him success in his new role.
The AA must approve all explosives in writing before they may be transported in the U.S.