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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AE06 Publication ID: Fall 2010 
Title: Hazardous Materials: Requirements for Storage of Explosives During Transportation 
Abstract: This rulemaking would address the current safety and security risks associated with the storage of explosives during transportation. The Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) require shipments stored during transportation to conform to the same requirements that apply when the shipments are actually moving and for the shipping company to have security plans covering its shipments. Otherwise, the HMR do not include specific requirements for facilities at which explosives or other high-hazard materials are stored during transportation. The HMR do not establish specific standards for storage facilities nor do they limit the amount of material that may be stored in a single location. Through this rulemaking, the agency will evaluate the adequacy of existing regulations and the need for additional, more specific requirements. In particular, the agency is considering whether current industry standards applicable to the storage of explosives should be incorporated by reference into the HMR. This rulemaking has been downgraded and will not appear on the next month´s report. 
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 173    49 CFR 176    49 CFR 174    49 CFR 177   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 to 5127   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  11/16/2005  70 FR 69493   
ANPRM Comment Period End  02/14/2006    
Second ANPRM  07/03/2008  73 FR 38164   
Second ANPRM Comment Period End  10/01/2008    
NPRM  07/27/2010  75 43906   
Final Action  03/00/2011    
Additional Information: Docket No. HM-238;
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Lad Falat
Director, Engineering and Research
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-4545