Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration August 15, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Hazardous Materials: Harmonization with International Standards (RRR)
Document Number: 2012-18431
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-08-15
Agency: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
PHMSA proposes to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations to maintain alignment with international standards by incorporating various amendments, including changes to proper shipping names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging authorizations, air transport quantity limitations, and vessel stowage requirements. These revisions are necessary to harmonize the Hazardous Materials Regulations with recent changes made 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 GoodsModel Regulations and subsequently address a petition for rulemaking.