Tuesday, January 18, 2011

HM-215K Harmonization of PHMSA Hazardous Materials Regulations with International Standards for Dangerous Goods

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is scheduled to publish docket HM-215K tomorrow regarding the harmonization of U.S. Hazardous Materials Regulations with the United Nations Recommendations, IMDG Code and ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.

International standards will be adopted by the Hazardous Materials Regulations that include changes to proper shipping names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging authorizations, air transport limited quantities and vessel stowage requirements.

Voluntary compliance begins on January 1, 2011.

Mandatory compliance with the amendmends adopted in HM-215K begins on January 1, 2012.

To read the full docket HM-215K regarding harmonization, please click on the link below:

Harmonization docket HM-215K