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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AF09 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Hazardous Materials: Response to Petitions From Industry to Modify, Clarify, or Eliminate Regulations (RRR) 

PHMSA is considering amendments that would address 19 petitions submitted to PHMSA. These petitions request revisions to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) for clarification, enhanced safety, or economic benefit with no reduction in the level of safety. This rulemaking responds to petitions that offer more efficient and effective ways of achieving the shared goal of safe and secure transportation of hazardous materials in commerce. An example of these petitions includes a request for PHMSA to increase the service life of the HM-246 compliant tank cars from 20 years to 50 years for the transportation of Poisonous by Inhalation/Toxic by Inhalation hazardous materials. This rulemaking also addresses a petition to no longer require an emergency response number for shipments of excepted quantities of hazardous materials. These petitions were submitted per PHMSA's rulemaking procedure regulations, in 49 CFR 106.95, which allow for persons to request that PHMSA add, amend or delete a regulation by filing a petition for rulemaking containing adequate support for the requested action. The actions taken in this rulemaking are expected to provide regulatory relief to the regulated community while enhancing safety.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 130    49 CFR 171    49 CFR 172    49 CFR 173    49 CFR 174    49 CFR 175    49 CFR 176    49 CFR 177    49 CFR 178    49 CFR 179    49 CFR 180   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/30/2016  81 FR 42609   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/29/2016 
Final Rule  08/00/2017 
Additional Information: HM-219A;
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: Split from 2137-AE91 
Agency Contact:
Steven Andrews
Transportation Regulations Specialist
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-8553