Let’s jump right into it people! The Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) just released its Final Rule on 07/26/22 to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulation (HMR) to stay consistent with international regulations and standards.
Some of these changes include (but not limited to) adoption of certain amendments relative to:
- Changes to proper shipping names
- Hazard Classes
- Packing Groups
- Special Provisions
- Packing Authorizations
- Air Transport Quantity Limitations, and;
- Vessel Stowage Requirements
- Better Alignment with Transport Canada’s Transport of Dangerous Goods
- Withdrawal of the October 21, 2020 Notice of Enforcement Policy that allowed shippers to follow the most current publications of the ICAO Technical Instructions and IMDG Code while HM-215 was pending.
You can find a list of important dates below, but if you want to take a deeper look at the final rule, click HERE NOW!
- Effective Date– August 25, 2022
- Voluntary Compliance Date– January 1, 2021
- Delayed Compliance Date– July 26, 2023
- Incorporation By Reference Date– August 25, 2022
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