The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is scheduled to publish the final rule on HM215P: Hazardous Materials: Harmonization with International Standards.
The Pre-publication document can be viewed from the Federal Register publication inspection website, and is summarized below. At the moment, the document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on July 26, 2022.
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
49 CFR Parts 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 178, and 180
[Docket No. PHMSA-2019-0030 (HM-215P)] RIN 2137-AF46
Hazardous Materials: Harmonization with International Standards
AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation (DOT).
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: PHMSA is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations (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. Additionally, PHMSA is amending the HMR to allow for better alignment with Transport Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. PHMSA is also withdrawing the unpublished October 1, 2020, Notice of Enforcement Policy Regarding International Standards on use of select updated international standards in complying with the HMR during the pendency of this rulemaking.