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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AE37 Publication ID: Spring 2011 
Title: Hazardous Materials: Bulk Loading and Unloading Operations  
Abstract: This rulemaking would request information from industry that would consider whether additional requirements governing bulk loading and unloading operations are necessary. PHMSA has reviewed transportation incident data and findings of several National Transportation Safety Board and Chemical Safety Board accident investigations involving bulk hazardous materials loading and unloading operations, which suggest there may be opportunities to enhance the safety of such operations. In particular, PHMSA is examining what, if any, safety benefits would accrue from a requirement for persons conducting bulk loading and unloading operations to develop and implement operating procedures governing these operations. PHMSA has decided to publish a proposed rule instead of a pre-rule. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 177    49 CFR 172   
Legal Authority: 40 USC 5101 et seq   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/11/2011  76 FR 13313   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/10/2011    
NPRM Extension of Comment Period  05/11/2011  76 FR 27300   
NPRM Extension of Comment Period End  06/09/2011    
Additional Information: HM-247
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kurt Eichenlaub
Transportation Regulations Specialist
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-8553