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PHMSA Rulemaking on HazMat Harmonization with International Standards

Posted in on Thu, Sep 13, 2012

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has proposed amendments to 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.  The revisions 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 Goods–Model Regulations and subsequently address a petition for rulemaking.  Comments are due October 15, 2012.


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