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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AF10 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Hazardous Materials: Revision of the Requirements for Carriage by Aircraft (RRR) 

PHMSA is considering amendments that would enhance safety and revise and clarify the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) applicable to the transportation of hazardous materials by air. Specifically, this would propose revisions to the notification of the pilot-in-command (NOTOC) requirements to harmonize with international regulations. The current requirements for NOTOC as contained in 49 CFR 175.33 are not fully harmonized with the ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (2013-2014 Edition). The ICAO TI contains specific requirements for the air operator to provide a copy of the NOTOC to the flight dispatcher, and for the air operator to obtain and retain a confirmation that the NOTOC was received and agreed to by the pilot. These provisions do not appear in the HMR, even though they have been deemed critical requirements by the International Civil Aviation Organizations Dangerous Goods Panel (ICAO DGP) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 171    49 CFR 172    49 CFR 175   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/00/2016 
Additional Information: HM-259
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
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 
Related Agencies: Common: DOT/FAA; 
Agency Contact:
Steve Webb
Transportation Regulations Specialist
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE,
Washington, DC 20590