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DOT/PHMSA RIN: 2137-AF42 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Hazardous Materials: Compatibility With the Regulations of the International Atomic Energy Agency 

In coordination with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), this rulemaking would harmonize the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 171-180) for packaging and transportation of radioactive material with the international safety regulations, "Specific Safety Requirements No. SSR-6, 'Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material,'" published by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 2012 Edition (SSR-6) and in the 2018 Edition (SSR-6, Rev.-1). Specifically, this rulemaking would add a new category of Surface Contaminated Objects (SCO-III) for large solid objects, which due to their size and weight cannot reasonably be transported in a package. These provisions would provide an enhanced level of safety while removing regulatory burden on industry stakeholders.

Agency: Department of Transportation(DOT)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
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 171    49 CFR 172    49 CFR 173    49 CFR 175    49 CFR 176    49 CFR 178    49 CFR 180   
Legal Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/2020 
Additional Information: hm-250a
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Alex Wolcott
Transportation Specialist
Department of Transportation
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE,
Washington, DC 20590
Phone:202 366-8553