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HM-215N

PHMSA is has issued a final rule to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to maintain consistency 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 is adopting several amendments to the HMR that result from coordination with Canada under the U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council.

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-30/pdf/2017-04565.pdf

HM-215O Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposes 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.

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-11-27/pdf/2018-24620.pdf

UPS Hazardous Materials Customers

For Up-to-Date UPS Guide for Transporting Hazardous Materials, click here

https://www.ups.com/us/en/help-center/packaging-and-supplies/special-care-shipments/hazardous-materials.page

FedEx Hazardous Materials Customers

For FedEx Dangerous Goods Regulation Updates, click here

https://www.fedex.com/en-us/service-guide/dangerous-goods/regulatory-updates.html



Summary of Register Changes (CFR)

Rule Effective Date Mandatory Date
Lithium Battery Class 9 Label January 1, 2018 January 1, 2019
Lithium Battery Mark January 1, 2018 January 1, 2019

Summary of Changes (International Air)

Rule Effective Date Mandatory Date
Lithium Battery Class 9 Label January 1, 2018 January 1, 2019
Lithium Battery Mark January 1, 2018 January 1, 2019

Summary of Changes (International Maritime)

Rule Effective Date Mandatory Date
Lithium Battery Class 9 Label January 1, 2018 January 1, 2019
Lithium Battery Mark January 1, 2018 January 1, 2019


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