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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AE79 Publication ID: 2012 
Title: Hazardous Materials: Miscellaneous Amendments; Petitions for Rulemaking (RRR) 
Abstract: This rulemaking would address petitions that request minor changes to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) for purposes of clarifying the HMR or enhancing safety, while offering some net economic benefits. These petitions require an equivalent or increased level of safety as is currently required by the HMR. Among the petitions included in this rulemaking are: P-1479 - pertaining to manufacturer and third-party laboratory package markings; P-1554 - IBC material thickness standards; P-1555 - drop test requirements for small quantities of certain hazardous materials transported by air and vessel; and P-1556 - incorporating a special permit that allows the dangerous cargo manifest to be in locations designated by the master of the vessel besides Žon or near the bridgeŽ while the vessel is in port. 
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 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 171; 49 CFR 172; 49 CFR 173; 49 CFR 176; 49 CFR 178; 49 CFR 174; 49 CFR 175; 49 CFR 180 
Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 et seq 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/24/2012  77 FR 30976 
NPRM Comment Period End  07/23/2012   
Final Rule  05/00/2013   
Additional Information: Includes Retrospective Review under E.O. 13563. HM-219; SB - Y, IC - Y, SLT - N; The amendments in the final rule are marginally cost beneficial but are difficult to quantity. These changes reduce packaging and transportation costs, reduce the paperwork burden, ensure consistency between domestic and international regulations, and result in net benefits without compromising safety.
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: No 
Agency Contact:
Lisa Winter O'Donnell
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: lisa.o'donnell@dot.gov

 
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