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Final Rule: Hazmat Regs Aligned with International Standards

Posted on 4/11/2024 by Lion Technology Inc.

US DOT PHMSA published a Final Rule on April 10 to align ("harmonize") the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) more closely with international standards, including the 2023–24 ICAO Technical Instructions, the 2022 IMDG Code, and the 22nd revised UN Model Regulations. The rule takes effect on May 10, 2024.

The rule harmonizes the HMR with global requirements including the 2023–24 ICAO Technical Instructions, the 2022 IMDG Code, and the 22nd revised UN Model Regulations.

View the full Final Rule in the April 10, 2024 Federal Register.

Lion Members: Get more details on the Rule in the Member Area.
 

The HM-215Q Final Rule:

  • Adds to and revises the Hazardous Materials Table (172.101).
  • Modifies several hazmat special provisions in 172.102.
  • Updates the 49 CFR rules for shipping lithium cells and batteries.
  • Allows continued use of new provisions for polymerizing substances.
  • Clarifies the classification rules for Class 8 corrosives with more than one packing group.
  • Adds a new entry to the Self-Reactive Materials Table (173.224).
  • Updates references related to protecting valves on gas cylinders during transportation.
  • Revises 49 CFR 173.167, “ID8000 consumer commodities.”
In the Final Rule, PHMSA also addresses many public comments and requests for clarification submitted in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published in May 2023.

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