The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration holds a Research and Development Forum each year to provide an update on various research projects being conducted by the agency.

A few items on the agenda are of interest to agricultural retailers, including: updated electronic Interactive Emergency Response Guide and an update on the Hazardous Communications Pilot Program (HM-ACCESS) authorized under MAP-21.

PHMSA also submitted a report to Congress in March with an update on the agency's five-year research and development demonstration program plan.