On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, PHMSA is expected to issue the NPRM on HM-215P proposing amendments to the Hazardous Materials Regulations to align with the international regulations and standards.

Summary:  PHMSA proposes to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations 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. Additionally, PHMSA proposes an amendment to the Hazardous Materials Regulations that would allow for better alignment with Transport Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations

Pre-publication NPRM HM-215P

Comments must be received 60 days from publication; expected October 9, 2021.