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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AE80 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: Hazardous Materials: Miscellaneous Amendments Pertaining to DOT-Specification Cylinders 

This rulemaking would amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations to revise certain requirements applicable to the manufacture, use, and requalification of DOT-specification cylinders. PHMSA is taking this action in response to petitions for rulemaking submitted by stakeholders and to agency review of the compressed gas cylinders regulations. Specifically, PHMSA would incorporate by reference or update the references to several Compressed Gas Association publications, amend the filling requirements for compressed and liquefied gases, expand the use of salvage cylinders, and revise and clarify the manufacture and requalification requirements for cylinders.

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 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 49 CFR 171    49 CFR 172    49 CFR 173    49 CFR 178    49 CFR 180    49 CFR 107   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5101 to 5128   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  05/29/2012  77 FR 31551   
ANPRM Comment Period End  08/27/2012 
NPRM  07/26/2016  81 FR 48977   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/26/2016 
Final Rule  02/00/2019 
Additional Information: HM-234; SB - Y, IC - N, SLT - N; PHMSA anticipates that this rulemaking will generally reduce burdens for most stakeholders and eliminate the need to apply for special permits, as three special permits may be incorporated and lower paperwork burden. Other benefits include simplifying hazard communication requirements and increased filling density for certain gases leading to potentially fewer vehicle trips. A future rulemaking may result in a decrease in the annual burden and costs under certain OMB Control Numbers.
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 
Agency Contact:
Eamonn Patrick
Transportation Regulations Specialist
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SW,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-8553