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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AF33 Publication ID: Fall 2017 
Title: ●Hazardous Materials: Adoption of Miscellaneous Petitions to Reduce Regulatory Burdens (RRTF) 
Abstract:

In response to various petitions for rulemaking submitted by the regulated community, PHMSA will amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171-180) to reduce regulatory burdens while maintaining or enhancing the existing level of safety. These changes have been identified as deregulatory in nature and will provide a cost savings to industry. Specific examples include: in response to P-1666, this rulemaking action will revise 172.302(b)(2) for consistency with 172.326(a) and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code 5.3.2.0.2, to allow a minimum height of 12 mm (0.47 inches) for a proper shipping name marked on a portable tank that has a capacity of less than 3,000 L (792.52 gallons). Additionally, in response to P-1677, this rulemaking action will revise 173.5b to allow for the continued use of certain Portable and Mobile Refrigerator Systems thus providing significant regulatory relief to agricultural producers and related post-harvest precooling industry entities. Further, in response to P-1701, this rulemaking action will permit the import of filled pi-marked foreign pressure receptacles for intermediate storage, transport to point of use, discharge, and export without further filling, as well as the import of certain pi-marked foreign pressure receptacles for filling, intermediate storage, and export. Finally, PHMSA will amend the HMR and respond to other petitions that are identified as deregulatory in nature and which will provide a cost savings to industry.

 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 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
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/00/2018 
Additional Information: Docket Number: PHMSA-2017-0120; HM-219C
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:
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
Email: steven.andrews@dot.gov