NOVEMBER 27, 2018 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration FR 83 60970-61070
49 CFR Parts 171,172,173,175,176,178 and 179 Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With International Standards Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.
SUMMARY: The Pipeline and Hazardous
Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposes to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to maintain alignment with international regulations and standards by incorporating various amendments, including changes to proper shipping names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging authorizations, air transport quantity limitations, and vessel stowage requirements. These revisions are necessary to harmonize the HMR with recent changes made to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, and the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods—Model Regulations. Additionally, PHMSA proposes several amendments to the HMR that would allow for increased alignment with the Transport Canada, Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations.
DATES: Comments must be received by
January 28, 2019.