Topics of particular interest for Hazardous Materials handlers
IMPORTANT REGULATORY CHANGES for 2023 (CFR/IATA/IMDG):
International Air (IATA)
Significant Changes in the List of Dangerous Goods in the 64th IATA DGR Edition
As of January 1, 2023:
UN1169, Extracts, aromatic, liquid will be deleted from the table.
UN1197, Extracts, flavoring, liquid has been changed to UN1197, Extracts, liquid for flavour or aroma.
Link for PHMSA COVID-19 Assistance:
Assistance to the Public During COVID-19 | PHMSA (dot.gov)
Summary of 49-CFR Federal Register:
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations in response to 24 petitions for rulemaking submitted by the regulated community between February 2015 and March 2018. This final rule updates, clarifies, or provides relief from various regulatory requirements without adversely affecting safety. PHMSA also, as of the effective date of this final rule, withdraws its September 28, 2017 enforcement discretion regarding the phase-out of mobile refrigeration systems.
PHMSA is has issued a final rule to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to maintain alignment with international regulations and 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. These revisions are necessary to harmonize the HMR with recent changes made to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, the International Civil Aviation Organization's Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, and the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods--Model Regulations. Additionally, PHMSA proposes several amendments to the HMR that would allow for increased alignment with the Transport Canada, Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Regulations.
PHMSA is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to maintain alignment with international regulations and standards by adopting various amendments, including changes to proper shipping names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging authorizations, air transport quantity limitations, and vessel stowage requirements. Additionally, PHMSA is amending the HMR to allow for better alignment with Transport Canada's Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations. PHMSA is also withdrawing the unpublished October 1, 2020, Notice of Enforcement Policy Regarding International Standards on use of select updated international standards in complying with the HMR during the pendency of this rulemaking.
UPS Hazardous Materials Customers
For Up-to-Date UPS Guide for Transporting Hazardous Materials, click here
FedEx Hazardous Materials Customers
For FedEx Dangerous Goods Regulation Updates, click here
Hazardous Hot Line Phone Number:
FedEx: 1-800-463-3339 Ext. 81