On August 15, 2012, PHMSA proposes to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations to maintain alignment with international standards, such as International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG), the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (ICAO), and the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods—Model Regulations.
The proposed changes will include revision to the following:
- proper shipping names,
- hazard classes,
- packing groups,
- special provisions,
- packaging authorizations,
- air transport quantity limitations, and
- vessel stowage requirements.
DATES: Comments must be received by October 15, 2012.
SEND COMMENTS: You may submit comments online:
Federal Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
DATES: Get a copy of the proposed HM-215L rulemaking here.
Safety Specialists will publish our summary of the changes soon.