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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AF28 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: ●Hazardous Materials: Sampling and Testing Requirements for Unrefined Petroleum Products 

This rulemaking proposes to revise the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to apply particular methods for conducting vapor pressure testing and sampling of unrefined petroleum-based products, such as petroleum crude oil. Specifically, this rulemaking proposes that persons who offer unrefined petroleum-based products for transportation, regardless of mode of transportation, apply particular methods for conducting vapor pressure testing when vapor pressure testing is a component of their written testing program. PHMSA encourages persons to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments containing relevant information, data, or views.

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: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 171    49 CFR 173   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2016 
Additional Information: HM-251E
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Lad Falat
Director, Engineering and Research
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-4545