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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AE86 Publication ID: 2012 
Title:+Hazardous Materials: Requirements for the Safe Transportation of Bulk Explosives (RRR) 
Abstract: This rulemaking would amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) by establishing standards for the safe transportation of bulk explosives. This rulemaking would be responsive to two petitions for rulemaking submitted by industry representatives, requesting this action. Developing requirements for the HMR would provide wider access to the regulatory flexibility currently only offered by special permit and competent authorities. The HMR would authorize the transportation of certain explosives, ammonium nitrate, ammonium nitrate emulsions, and other specific hazardous materials in bulk packagings, which are not otherwise authorized under the HMR. These hazardous materials are used in blasting operations on specialized vehicles, multi-purpose bulk trucks (MBTs). MBTs are used as mobile work platforms to create blends of explosives that are unique for each blast site. This rulemaking was recently upgraded to significant. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 171    49 CFR 172    49 CFR 173    49 CFR 177   
Legal Authority: 49 USC 5101 et seq   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/2013 
Additional Information: Includes Retrospective Review under E.O. 13563. HM-233D; SB - N, SLT - N, IC - N; This rulemaking is responsive to two petitions for rulemaking submitted by industry representatives, requesting this action. Developing requirements for the HMR would provide wider access to the regulatory flexibility currently only offered by special permit and competent authorities. This rulemaking may result in a decrease in the annual burden and cost to multiple OMB Control Numbers due to decreased paperwork burdens.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  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:
Matthew Nickels
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-8553
Email: matthew.nickels@dot.gov