The Dent HMSP Rider is Retained in the FY 2016 THUD Appropriations Bill


Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) succeeded again in adding his hazardous materials safety permit (HMSP) policy rider to the House THUD Appropriations Subcommittee base mark of its FY 2016 bill that was released Tuesday.  The rider, first included in  FY 2015 appropriations legislation, precludes FMCSA from automatically denying HMSPs to holders based solely on out-of-service scores unless the agency has provided the carrier a due process opportunity to demonstrate that the denial was unfounded or that corrective actions are in place to sufficiently address the safety concern.