Senate confirms new PHMSA Administrator

The US Senate confirmed Marie Therese Dominguez’s appointment as administrator of the US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration by unanimous consent on Aug. 5. She had been the US Department of Transportation agency’s deputy administrator since US Pres. Barack Obama nominated her in June.

“PHMSA executes a critical mission—to protect people and the environment from the risks of hazardous materials transportation,” US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx noted on Aug. 6.

“Ms. Dominguez joins our team at an important time as the US energy sector is undergoing a rapid transformation,” he continued. “She brings to PHMSA her extensive experience as a senior leader managing complex organizations and her dedication to safety.”

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