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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AF40 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: +Hazardous Materials: Liquefied Natural Gas by Rail 
Abstract: Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is a critical energy resource for the 21st century. Currently, the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) do not contain the necessary provisions to allow for the bulk transport of LNG in rail tank cars. PHMSA, in collaboration with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), believe this is a potential area for industry innovation and support infrastructure development while maintaining a high level of safety. This rulemaking intends to develop a framework for the safe transport of LNG in rail tank cars. 
Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously 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 172    49 CFR 173    49 CFR 174    49 CFR 179   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/00/2019 
Additional Information: HM-264;
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
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:
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
Email: michael.ciccarone@dot.gov