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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AF27 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Hazardous Materials: Miscellaneous Amendments; Response to Appeals and Corrections 

This rulemaking responds to administrative appeals received in response to our June 2, 2016 (HM-218H; 81 FR 35483) miscellaneous amendments final rule which made revisions to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR 171-180) to update and clarify certain regulatory requirements. In this rule, we are responding to appeals by extending the compliance date by one-year for the new packaging requirements for nitric acid and the new prohibition of using alphanumeric telephone numbers for the emergency response telephone number. Additionally, we are responding to appeals by clarifying certain typographical errors in the table for periodic testing and inspection for cargo tanks. Furthermore, we are further clarifying the requirements applicable to the testing of pressure relief devices for cargo tank motor vehicles.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 parts 172 and 173    49 part 180   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5101 to 5128   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  03/00/2017 
Additional Information: PHMSA-2013-0225 (HM-218H)
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
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 RINs: Related to 2137-AF04 
Agency Contact:
Michael Ciccarone
Transportation Specialist
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-8553