Mr. Benedict serves as the Senior Regulations Officer within the Standards and Rulemaking Division of the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety.
The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety is Part of the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Mr. Benedict has been with PHMSA since 2010. As Senior Regulations Officer Mr. Benedict is responsible for the development of national standards and policies to promote the safe and secure transportation of hazardous materials by all modes, and for alignment of the national standards with the international hazardous material safety standards.
Specifically, Mr. Benedict develops plans, establishes adminstration priorities, and coordinates office operations directed toward the effective management of the hazardous materials transportation safety program.
Mr. Benedict has represented PHMSA and the DOT as part of the U.S. delegation at the United Nation’s meetings of the sub-committee of the experts on the transport of dangerous goods and the International Civil Aviation Organization’s meetings of the Dangerous Goods Panel. His regulatory specialities include rail transportation, firework transportation, and transportation security.