HAZARDOUS MATERIALS / U.S. Hazardous Materials Regulations amended to “maintain alignment with international standards” of ICAO (air) and IMO (ship).

As the U.S. DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration put it: 

“PHMSA is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations to maintain alignment with international standards by incorporating various amendments, including changes to proper shipping names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging authorizations, air transport quantity limitations, and vessel stowage requirements.” 

January 7, 2013, Final ruleContinue reading

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS / This “responds to administrative appeals” from earlier (1/19/2011) harmonization of U.S. Hazardous Materials Regulations with “international standards for the transport of hazardous materials by all modes.

The earlier harmonization (1/19/2011), “amended the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) by revising, removing or adding proper shipping names, the hazard class of a material, packing group assignments, special provisions, packaging authorizations, packaging sections, air transport quantity limitations, and vessel stowage requirements.” 

January 7, 2013, Final rule. Continue reading