April 29, 2016: (FR) Hazardous Materials: Incorporation by Reference Edition Update for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and Transportation Systems for Liquids and Slurries: Pressure Piping Code

PHMSA has issued a direct final rule that will provide non-specification manufacturers and DOT and UN specification packaging manufactures with an opportunity to utilize the most current technology, materials, and practices to aid in maintaining a high level of safety.

The ASME reference standard 1998 edition will be replaced with the ASME standard 2015 edition for boiler and pressure vessels. The 1998 referenced standard of ASME’s Transportation Systems for Liquids and Slurries: Pressure Piping will be replaced with the 2012 edition. The rule will be effective as of June 28, 2016.

As permitted in the Administrative Procedure Act, PHMSA has issued the direct final rule without prior notice or public comments.

Docket No. PHMSA–2015–0271 (HM–261)