August 12, 2014: (NPRM) (HM233E) Special Permit and Approvals Standard Operating Procedures and Evaluation Process

PHMSA is addressing certain matters that have been identified in the Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety Act of 2012 related to the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety’s Approvals and Permits Division. The goal is to revise the regulations to include the standard operating procedures and criteria used to evaluate applications for special permits and approvals without changing previously established special permit and approval policies. PHMSA is also striving to provide clarity regarding what conditions need to be satisfied to promote completeness of the applications submitted. Applications that are submitted with all of the required information greatly reduces processing delays and further facilitates the transportation of hazardous materials in commerce while maintaining an appropriate level of safety.
Comments regarding the proposed rule must be received by October 14, 2014.
For information on how to submit your comments and to read the proposed rule in full visit: Hazardous Materials: Special Permit and Approvals Standard Operating Procedures and Evaluation Process