Hazardous materials; Transport (ICS 03.220), Pollution, pollution control and conservation (ICS 13.020.40), Wastes (ICS 13.030), Explosion protection (ICS 13.230), Protection against excessive pressure (ICS 13.240), Protection against dangerous goods (ICS 13.300), Measurement of force, weight and pressure (ICS 17.100), Surface treatment and coating (ICS 25.220), Railway rolling stock (ICS 45.060), Sacks. Bags (ICS 55.080), Barrels. Drums. Canisters (ICS 55.140), Freight distribution of goods (ICS 55.180), Explosives. Pyrotechnics and fireworks (ICS 71.100.30)
Hazardous Materials: Adoption of Miscellaneous Petitions To Reduce Regulatory Burdens
This rulemaking responds to numerous petitions for rulemaking submitted by the regulated community that request PHMSA address a variety of provisions, including but not limited to those addressing packaging, hazardous communication, and incorporation by reference documents. PHMSA proposes amendments to the Hazardous Materials Regulations to update, clarify, improve the safety of, or provide relief from various regulatory requirements. The proposed amendments include adopting a phase-out schedule for certain railroad tank cars used to transport materials poisonous by inhalation, allowing the continued use of certain portable and mobile refrigerator systems commonly used in the produce industry, incorporating an industry standard that can help to enhance the production of oil and gas wells, and incorporating an updated consensus standard which applies to the existing market for fireworks; as well as additional proposed amendments derived from PHMSA's petition for rulemaking process.