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Miscellaneous PHMSA HazMat Amendments

Posted in on Thu, May 31, 2012

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has proposed to make miscellaneous amendments to the Hazardous Materials Regulations to update and clarify certain regulatory requirements. These proposed amendments are designed to promote safer transportation practices; eliminate unnecessary regulatory requirements; address a petition for rulemaking; incorporate a special permit into the Hazardous Materials Regulations; facilitate international commerce; and simplify the regulations. Among other provisions, PHMSA is proposing to update various entries in the Hazardous Materials Table and corresponding special provisions, clarify the lab pack requirements for temperature-controlled materials, and revise the training requirements to require that a hazardous material employer must make hazardous materials employee training records available upon request to an authorized official of the Department of Transportation (DOT) or the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).  Comments are due June 25, 2012.  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-04-26/html/2012-9895.htm

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