Although the HM-215M harmonization final rule is not going to be published until January 8, 2015 the rule is available for review and use on the Federal Register website. The effective date for both the provisions in the rule and the incorporation by reference material is January 1, 2015. The delayed compliance date is January 1, 2016.
PHMSA has incorporated various amendments to the Hazardous Materials Regulations in order to maintain alignment with international standards. The amendments include changes to proper shipping names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packing authorizations, air transport quality limitations, and vessel stowage requirements.