7 More Years of Consumer Commodity, ORM-D

The transition period for Consumer Commodity, ORM-D has been extended until December 31, 2020. That’s right, 2020! Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) ushered in the New Year with resolutions of extended grace periods. Consumer Commodity, ORM-D was expected to disappear December 31, 2013.  This extension does not apply to Consumer Commodity, ORM-D-AIR that concluded with 2012.

Consumer Commodity, ORM-D was supposed to end December 31, 2013. Some companies have already transitioned to limited quantity and that is compliant as well. For the next 7+ years, companies can use Consumer Commodity, ORM-D or limited quantity rules for their ground, rail and vessel shipments.

If you have any questions on this or other hazmat issues, please let us know. 704-573-0955 or by email, christine@hazmathelp.com.

So Long ORM-D-AIR

Remember that Consumer Commodity, ORM-D-AIR ended December 31, 2012.  Packages will be rejected if they bear the proper shipping name Consumer Commodity, ORM-D-Air.

These packages must be reclassified as limited quantity or as a fully regulated hazardous material.  Consumer Commodity, ORM-D-AIR and limited quantity are NOT equal.  This change to the regulations cannot be complied with by simply applying a new marking to the box.

EVERY product that was shipped as Consumer Commodity, ORM-D-AIR must be reclassified.  If your company needs assistance with reclassification, please let us know at 704-573-0955 or christine@hazmathelp.com

 

 

 

More Global Harmonization Regs

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.