Date: Aug 27, 2019
Earlier this month, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in response to various petitions for rulemaking submitted by shippers, carriers, manufacturers, and industry representatives. Overall, the NPRM is expected to reduce the burdens on the regulated community in a number of important areas.
Most notably, PHMSA is proposing to harmonize the limited quantity exceptions of more than 100 entries for corrosive materials in the Hazardous Materials Table (HMT), with the UN Model Regulations. This proposal would see Column (8A) of the HMT contain a reference to 49 CFR § 173.154, as opposed to stating “none”, making these materials eligible for the limited quantity exception for Class 8 corrosive materials. Utilization of this exception can allow these shipments to be excepted from certain labeling, shipping paper, and placarding requirements typically required under the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).
Specifically PHMSA is proposing to (among other proposals):
Comments on this NPRM must be submitted by October 15, 2019. For assistance preparing comments to send to PHMSA, or for more information on the shipment of hazardous materials, please contact us:
Trent Doyle ( +1 202.434.4161), firstname.lastname@example.org
Taylor Johnson (+1 202.434.4255), email@example.com