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  • U.S. Department of Agriculture Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Issues Farm Safety Net and Conservation Payments



    Total Exceeds $4.8 Billion


    Washington, DC - - (October 12, 2018) - - Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) continues to invest in rural America with more than $4.8 billion in payments being made, starting this month, to agricultural producers through the Farm Service Agency’s Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC), Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Conservation Reserve (CRP) programs. Approximately
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  • National Transportation Safety Board Opens Public Docket for Concan, Texas Highway Crash Investigation

    National Transportation Safety Board Opens Public Docket for Concan, Texas Highway Crash Investigation

    Editor's note: The National Transportation Safety Board published the following information:


    Washington, DC - - (October 3, 2018) - - The National Transportation Safety Board opened the public docket Wednesday for the March 29, 2017, crash involving a pick-up truck and a 13-passenger bus near Concan, Texas. The crash occurred when a pick-up truck traveling north on U.S. 83 crossed the double, solid-yellow centerline, entered the southbound lane, and collided with the bus. The bus driver and 12 of the 13 passengers were killed. The truck d
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  • National Transportation Safety Board Issues 11 Safety Recommendations to Improve Pedestrian Safety

    National Transportation Safety Board Issues 11 Safety Recommendations to Improve Pedestrian Safety




    Washington, DC - - (September 15, 2018) - - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Federal Highway Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are the recipients of 11 safety recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Tuesday in its Pedestrian Safety Special Investigation Report.

    Following the NTSB’s Pedestrian Safety Forum in 2016, the Office of Highway Safety investigated
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  • National Transportation Safety Board says a Flight Crew Misidentified Runway, Caused Taxiway Overflight

    National Transportation Safety Board says a Flight Crew Misidentified Runway, Caused Taxiway Overflight



    Washington, DC - - (September 25, 2018) - - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined Tuesday an Air Canada flight crew’s lack of awareness caused the July 7, 2017, overflight of a taxiway at San Francisco International Airport. Air Canada flight 759 was cleared to land on runway 28R but instead lined up with parallel taxiway C where four airplanes were awaiting clearance to take off. Flight 759 descended to an altitude of 100 feet above ground leve
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  • Near Miss at San Francisco Airport Subject of National Transportation Safety Board Meeting

    Near Miss at San Francisco Airport Subject of National Transportation Safety Board Meeting




    Washington, DC - - (August 31, 2018) - - The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) plans to hold a board meeting Sept. 25, 2018, to determine the probable cause of the July 7, 2017, near miss at San Francisco International Airport. Air Canada flight 759, an Airbus A320, was cleared to land on runway 28R at San Francisco International Airport, but the airplane lined up with parallel taxiway C, which had four airplanes on it awaiting takeoff clearance. Air Canada ...
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  • FDA takes Important Steps to Encourage Appropriate and Rational Prescribing of Opioids through Final Approval of New Safety Measures Governing the Use of Immediate-release Opioid Analgesic Medications

    FDA takes Important Steps to Encourage Appropriate and Rational Prescribing of Opioids through Final Approval of New Safety Measures Governing the Use of Immediate-release Opioid Analgesic Medications




    Today’s action places immediate-release opioid analgesic drugs intended for use in an outpatient setting into agency’s Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy


    (September 18, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took new steps as part of its broader efforts to address the opioid crisis by approving the final Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation
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  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health on Agency’s Commitment to Studying Breast Implant Safety

    Statement from Binita Ashar, M.D., of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health on Agency’s Commitment to Studying Breast Implant Safety





    (September 14, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published the following information: Choosing to obtain a breast implant, whether for augmentation or reconstruction, is a deeply personal choice, from the initial decision to undergo breast implant surgery to the size, material and surface texture. These types of decisions should be discussed between a patient and their provider in a transparent and balanced way with clear information about the benefits and risks o...
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Statement Regarding Safety and Enforcement During Hurricane Florence

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Statement Regarding Safety and Enforcement During Hurricane Florence





    (September 14, 2018) - - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are concerned about the potential impact of Hurricane Florence to the East Coast of the United States, where North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia are under states of emergency. Our highest priority remains the preservation of life and safety. In consider...
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  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Hosts Federal Commission on School Safety Event

    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen Hosts Federal Commission on School Safety Event




    (August 16, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published the following information: On August 16, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen hosted the fifth Federal Commission on School Safety meeting, which focused on best practices for school building security, active shooter training for schools, and school-based threat assessments. The Commission meeting was chaired by Secretar...
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  • National Transportation Safety Board says Failure of a Railroad and a City to Address Grade Crossing Hazards is Probable Cause of Fatal Mississippi Crash

    National Transportation Safety Board says Failure of a Railroad and a City to Address Grade Crossing Hazards is Probable Cause of Fatal Mississippi Crash



    (August 7, 2018) - - The failures of a freight train company and a city to mitigate known safety hazards at a Biloxi, Mississippi, grade crossing is the probable cause of a fatal crash there, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its report issued Tuesday. A chartered ECHO Transportation motorcoach carrying 49 senior citizens to a Holy Bible: John Chapter 3Holy Bible: John Chapter 3Holy Bible: John Chapter 3Holy Bible: John Chapte...
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  • Jennifer Homendy Sworn in as Board Member of the National Transportation Safety Board

    Jennifer Homendy Sworn in as Board Member of the National Transportation Safety Board




    ​Washington, DC - - (August 20, 2018) - - Jennifer Homendy was sworn in Monday as a board member of the National Transportation Safety Board during a brief ceremony at NTSB headquarters.

    The addition of Homendy means the agency now has all five board member positions filled. The board operated with four members from April 2014 to December 2017 and with just three members since January 2018 until the arrival of its new Vice Chairman Aug. 7.





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  • National Transportation Safety Board says Initial Review of Duck Boat Digital Video Recorder System Completed

    National Transportation Safety Board says Initial Review of Duck Boat Digital Video Recorder System Completed





    (July 27, 2018) - - The National Transportation Safety Board announced Friday the completion of the initial review of the digital video recorder system recovered from the DUKW “Stretch Boat 7” that sank July 19 near Branson, Missouri.
    The “Ride The Ducks” amphibious vehicle had 29 passengers and two crewmembers aboard for a tour when weather conditions deteriorated on Table Rock Lake. One crewmember and 16 passengers died in the accident.





    In this NTSB July 26, 2018, photo, the SD card is shown from the digital video recorder system onboard the amphibious DUKW "Stretch Boat 7" that sank July 19 near Branson, Missouri. (NTSB Photo)
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  • National Transportation Safety Board Issues Preliminary Report on Tesla Model X P100D Crash in California

    Preliminary Report Issued for Investigation of Fatal, Mountain View, California, Tesla Crash




    (June 7, 2018) - - The National Transportation Safety Bo​ard issued Thursday its preliminary report for the investigation of the fatal, March 23, 2018, crash of a Tesla on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View, California. Information contained in the report is preliminary and subject to change during the NTSB’s ongoing investigation. Preliminary reports, by their nature, do not contain analysis and do not discuss probable cause and as such, no conclusions about the cause of the crash should be drawn from the prelimi...
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  • National Transportation Safety Board Determines Cause of Fire Aboard Caribbean Fantasy

    National Transportation Safety Board Determines Cause of Fire Aboard Caribbean Fantasy




    (June 5, 2018) - - The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday the immediate cause of the Aug. 17, 2016, fire aboard the auto and passenger vessel Caribbean Fantasy was leaking fuel that contacted a hot surface in the ship’s engine room. Contributing to the fire’s rapid spread were quick-closing valves for fuel and lube oil that were intentionally blocked open, according to the investigation. The NTSB also found that fixed firefighting systems and a structural fire boundary failed. Also contributing to the fire and a subsequent prolonged abandonment effort was Baja Ferries’ poor safety culture and ineffective implementation of its safety managemen...
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