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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AE37 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: Hazardous Materials: Bulk Loading and Unloading Operations  
Abstract: This rulemaking would amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations to require each person (i.e., carrier or facility) who engages in cargo tank loading or unloading operations to perform a risk assessment of the loading and unloading operation and develop and implement safe operating procedures based upon the results of the risk assessment. These amendments would include the operational procedures requirements to address several aspects of loading and unloading, including provisions for facilities to develop maintenance testing programs for transfer equipment (i.e., hose maintenance programs) used to load or unload cargo tank motor vehicles (CTMVs). In addition, this rulemaking would require each employee who engages in cargo tank loading or unloading operations to receive training and be evaluated on the employee┬┤s qualifications to perform loading or unloading functions. This rulemaking would reduce the risk associated with the loading and unloading of cargo tank motor vehicles that contain hazardous materials. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final 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
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/11/2011  76 FR 13313   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/10/2011    
Comment Period Extended  05/11/2011  76 FR 27300   
Comment Period Extended End  06/09/2011    
Final Rule  08/00/2012    
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: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
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
Email: kurt.eichenlaub@dot.gov