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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AE80 Publication ID: Spring 2013 
Title: Hazardous Materials: Miscellaneous Pressure Vessel Requirements (DOT Spec Cylinders) (RRR) 
Abstract: This rulemaking would revise certain requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) applicable to the manufacture, maintenance, and use of DOT specification cylinders. These revisions clarify certain important safety requirements, incorporate industry consensus standards and, where appropriate, decrease the regulatory burden without compromising the safe transportation of compressed gases in commerce. This rulemaking responds to eleven petitions for rulemaking, incorporates two special permits into the HMR and addresses the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Recommendation I-93-1. Among other provisions, PHMSA would provide requirements for the transport of fire suppression systems, clarify cylinder specification and requalification requirements, and adopt new and update current incorporations by reference of industry consensus standards issued by the Compressed Gas Association. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 171; 49 CFR 172; 49 CFR 173; 49 CFR 178; 49 CFR 180 
Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 to 5128 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Downgraded to Non-Significant on 2/21/2012  05/29/2012  77 FR 31551 
ANPRM Comment Period End  08/27/2012   
NPRM  03/00/2014   
Additional Information: HM-234; SB - Y, SLT - N, IC - N; PHMSA anticipates that this NPRM will generally reduce burdens for most stakeholders and eliminate the need to apply for special permits, as three special permits may be incorporated and lower paperwork burden. Other benefits include simplifying hazard communication requirements and increased filling density for certain gases leading to potentially fewer vehicle trips. A future rulemaking may result in a decrease in the annual burden and costs under certain OMB Control Numbers.
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:
Kevin Leary
Transportation Specialist
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202-366-8553
Email: kevin.leary@dot.gov

 
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