PHMSA HazMat Alerts Proposed Rules

August 25, 2014: (NPRM)(HM215M) Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With International Standards (RRR)

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is proposing to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations in order to maintain alignment with international standards. PHMSA plans to do this by incorporating various amendments that would include changes to proper shipping names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging authorizations, air transport quantity limitations and vessel stowage requirements. Recent changes to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air and the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations have made these revisions necessary.
The Department of Transportation will be accepting comments on this proposed rule until October 24, 2014. To read the proposed rule in full and to obtain the instructions on how and where to submit your comments please visit Federal Register: Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With International Standards (RRR)