By Timothy Cama - 06/08/16 12:11 PM EDT
Regulators are one step closer to adopting new standards for oil trains that Congress mandated last year.
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) sent the standards to the White House Office of Management and Budget for its final review, it said Wednesday.
The PHMSA and Federal Railroad Administration jointly wrote comprehensive standards for oil trains last year, including new standards for the tank cars and operational rules such as speed restrictions in certain areas.
Transportation of oil by rail has increased dramatically, as have derailments and other disasters.