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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AE78 Publication ID: 2012 
Title: Hazardous Materials: Miscellaneous Amendments (RRR)(Section 610 Review) 
Abstract: This rulemaking would update and clarify existing requirements by incorporating changes into the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) based on PHMSA´s own initiatives through an extensive review of the HMR and previously issued letters of interpretation. Specifically, among other provisions, PHMSA would provide for the continued use of approvals until final administrative action is taken, when a correct and completed application for approval renewal was received 60 days prior to expiration date; update various entries in the hazardous materials table and the corresponding special provisions; clarify the lab pack requirements for temperature controlled materials; correct an error in the HMR with regard to the inspection of cargo tank motor vehicles containing corrosive materials; and revise the training requirements to require that hazardous materials employers ensure their hazardous materials employee training records are available upon request to an authorized official of the Department of Transportation or the Department of Homeland Security. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
RFA Section 610 Review: Section 610 Review 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 107; 49 CFR 172; 49 CFR 173; 49 CFR 176; 49 CFR 178 
Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 et seq 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/26/2012  77 FR 24885 
NPRM Comment Period End  06/25/2012   
Final Rule  01/00/2013   
Additional Information: Includes Retrospective Review under E.O. 13563. HM-218G; SB - Y, IC - N, SLT - N; The amendments in the final rule are marginally cost beneficial but are difficult to quantity. These changes reduce the paperwork burden, ensure consistency between domestic and international regulations, and result in net benefits without compromising safety. In harmonizing the alcoholic beverage requirements with those of the ICAO TI we conservatively estimate a cost of $187,000 on the alcohol beverage industry ($93 / entity).
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Robert Benedict
Transportation Regulations Specialist
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202-366-8553
Email: robert.benedict@dot.gov

 
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