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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AE13 Publication ID: Spring 2011 
Title: Hazardous Materials: Enforcement Regulations 
Abstract: Pursuant to a mandate in SAFETEA-LU (section 7118 of PUB. L. 109-59), this rulemaking would establish procedural regulations to implement authority provided to DOT to open packages believed to contain hazardous materials; remove such packages from transportation; gather information; order the package transported to a facility for examination and analysis; obtain assistance from qualified persons; and issue emergency restrictions, prohibitions, recalls, or out-of-service orders to abate an imminent hazard. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 107   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 5103    49 USC 5121(e)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Final Rule  08/10/2006 
Final  Statutory  Temporary Rule  10/11/2005 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/02/2008  73 FR 57281   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/01/2008    
Final Rule  03/02/2011  76 FR 11570   
Final Rule Effective  05/02/2011    
Additional Information: PHM-7
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:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jackie Cho
Attorney Advisor
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590