Today the DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a final rule in the Federal Register (80 FR 1075-1169) finalizing their latest effort to harmonize the US hazardous material regulations (HMR) with their equivalent international counterparts. The NPRM for this rule was published in August.
The following changes proposed in the NPRM were adopted in this final rule. There were some editorial changes made to clarify points raised during the public comments on the NPRM.
• New HMT entries (large number of changes).