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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AE62 Publication ID: Spring 2013 
Title: Hazardous Materials: Approval and Communication Requirements for the Safe Transportation of Air Bag Inflators, Air Bag Modules, and Seat-Belt Pretensioners (RRR) 
Abstract: This rulemaking would revise the Hazardous Materials Regulations applicable to air bag inflators, air bag modules, and seat-belt pretensioners. The changes would incorporate into the regulations the provisions of certain special permits with proven safety records. In addition, the rule would revise the current approval and documentation requirements for a material appropriately classified as a UN3268 air bag inflator, air bag module, or seat-belt pretensioner. 
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 172; 49 CFR 173 
Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 to 5128 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/26/2012  77 FR 17394 
NPRM Comment Period End  05/25/2012   
Final Rule  07/00/2013   
Additional Information: HM-254; SB - Y, IC - Y, SLT - N; PHMSA initiated this rulemaking to reduce the burden on industry from applying for special permits for practices with an established safety record. This final rule could result in a $890,000 annually in costs avoided. Including: 1) a decrease of $18,000.00 in the annual burden and costs under OMB Control Number 2137-0051 due to proposed changes to incorporate provisions contained in certain widely-used or longstanding special permits that have an established safety record, 2) a decrease of $11,385.00 in the annual burden and cost to OMB Control Number 2137-0557 due to the larger cost savings of reducing the number of approvals required by testers of air bags and air bag modules, 3) a decrease of $5,706.60 in the annual burden and cost to OMB Control No. 2137-0034 due to shippers no longer being required to put the EX numbers on shipping papers for air bag modules.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Matthew Nickels
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: matthew.nickels@dot.gov

 
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