DOT PHMSA Posts Changes to Hazmat Regulations
DOT updates its hazmat shipping rules from time to time in response to petitions received from industry stakeholders like professional organizations and hazmat carriers. Hazmat shippers and carriers should take a look at the full list of updates, which covers about two full pages in today’s Federal Register.
For Lion Members, a Member Bulletin is on the way that details the major revisions made to the hazmat rules today. To learn more about Membership, visit Lion.com/Membership.
2 DGAC Petitions Addressed in Today’s PHMSA HMR UpdateTwo petitions made by the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC) are addressed in today’s rulemaking.
DGAC petitioned PHMSA to make the following revisions:
- “Remove the packing group PG II designation for certain organic peroxides, self-reactive substances, and explosives in the 172.101 Hazardous Materials Table.”
- “Require that emergency response telephone numbers be displayed on shipping papers numerically. (49 CFR 172.604)”*
These new 49 CFR hazmat rules take effect July 5, 2016.
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