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PHMSA Adopts Miscellaneous Amendments to Hazardous Materials Regulations

November 25th, 2020 by Ann Rippe

Action Forcing Change
Summary: PHMSA is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations to update, clarify, and provide relief from various regulatory requirements in response to numerous petitions for rulemaking. The final rule adopts a phase-out schedule for certain railroad tank cars used to transport poison-by-inhalation (PIH) materials; allows the continued use of certain portable and mobile refrigerator systems commonly used in the produce industry; revises various marking requirements; allows flexibility for cleaning metal drums for reuse and clarifies existing cleaning standards; allows all waste materials to be managed in accordance with the lab pack exception irrespective of whether they meet the EPA RCRA definition of hazardous waste; and allows the import of filled pi-marked foreign pressure receptacles for certain purposes.
[Full Text - 85 FR 75680]

Citations: 49 CFR 171.23; 49 CFR 172, Subpart D; 49 CFR 172.101(c); 49 CFR 173.28(c)(1)(i); 49 CFR 178

Ann Rippe

Ann Rippe

Manager of Regulatory Services

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