January 23, 2015: (NPRM) (HM–218H) Hazardous Materials: Miscellaneous Amendments

PHMSA has proposed several amendments to the Hazardous Materials Regulations that would clarify certain regulatory requirements. The goal of the amendments is to promote safer transportation practices, address petitions for rulemaking, respond to recommendations from the NTSB, promote international commerce, make editorial corrections and simplify the regulations.
Some of the proposed changes include removing packing group II designation for organic peroxides, incorporating requirements for trailers of manifolded acetylene cylinders and providing requirements to allow for shipments of damaged wet electric batteries. The proposed rule also seeks to revise the requirements for packaging of nitric acid, testing of pressure relief devices on cargo tanks and shipments of black or smokeless powder for small arms.

To read the complete proposed rule and for more information about where to submit your comments please visit  Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 15