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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AE46 Publication ID: Fall 2010 
Title: Hazardous Materials: Miscellaneous Amendments 
Abstract: This rulemaking would make miscellaneous changes to the HMR based on petitions for rulemaking and PHMSA initiatives. Changes would include updates to the incorporation by reference materials, clarification of definition of "person," authorization of use of Bend test for certain cylinders, and clarify requirements applicable to cargo tank motor vehicles intended to be loaded by vacuum and also clarify conditions under which cargo tanks may be leakage tested using Method 27 Test that is authorized by EPA. The changes are intended to update, clarify and provide relief from certain requirements. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 171 to 180   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/29/2010  75 FR 60017   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/29/2010    
Next Action Undetermined  To Be Determined    
Additional Information: HM-218F
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:
Deborah Boothe
Transportation Regulations Specialist
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590