Reverse logistics rules proposed

On July 5, 2012, PHMSA issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) on reverse logistics.  These proposed rules will effect reverse logistics operations including customer returns.  Get your copy of the notice here.

SUMMARY: PHMSA is publishing this ANPRM to identify ways to reduce the regulatory burden for persons who ship consumer products containing hazardous materials in the ‘‘reverse logistics’’ supply chain. Reverse logistics is the process that is initiated when a consumer product goes backwards in the distribution chain. It may be initiated by the consumer, the retailer, or anyone else in the chain. Therefore, the process may involve consumers, retailers, manufacturers, and even disposal facilities. its comments and input on several questions in the context of reverse logistics.

Any comments, data, and information received will be used to evaluate and shape the proposals in the NPRM.  Comments must be received by October 3, 2012.  See Federal Register notice for instructions on submitting comments.