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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AF33 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Hazardous Materials: Adoption of Miscellaneous Petitions to Reduce Regulatory Burdens 

In response to various petitions for rulemaking submitted by the regulated community, this rulemaking action would 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 would provide a cost savings to industry. Specific examples include amending the HMR to adopt a phase-out schedule for certain tank cars used to ship chlorine by rail; revising section 172.302(b)(2) for consistency with section 172.326(a) and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code, 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); revising section 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; and permitting 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. Additionally, this rulemaking action would amend the HMR and respond to petitions that are identified as deregulatory in nature and which would provide a cost savings to industry.

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 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  08/14/2019  84 FR 41556   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/15/2019 
Final Rule  06/00/2020 
Additional Information: 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:   Public Comment URL:  
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