HM-215P Final Rule: Harmonization with International Standards
The final rule HM-215P “Hazardous Materials: Harmonization with International Standards” was published to the Federal Register on July 26, 2022. This rule amends the HMR to maintain alignment with international regulations and standards by adopting various amendments, including changes to proper shipping names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging authorizations, air transport quantity limitations, and vessel stowage requirements.
On September 21, PHMSA hosted a webinar detailing the provisions of HM-215P, consisting of a formal presentation followed by a Q&A session with attendees. A recording of the webinar has been published to the PHMSA YouTube page, and can be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxDVGz4kCGY
The final rule may be viewed at this link: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/07/26/2022-15358/hazardous-materials-harmonization-with-international-standards
For more information: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/news/new-international-harmonization-rule-will-help-speed-movement-goods-reduce-costs-americans
This rule is effective on August 25, 2022.
The delayed compliance date is July 26, 2023.