March 14, 2014: (NPRM) – PHMSA extends comment period on the Adoption of ASME Code Section XII and the National Board Inspection Code


PHMSA extends to April 30, 2014 the comment period for the proposed rulemaking published on 12/30/2013 in response to petitions submitted by industry requesting incorporation of ASME Code Section XII and the 2013 NBIC as an alternative to Section VIII, Division 1 and current HMR requirements in part 178 for the design of cryogenic portable tanks and cargo tank motor vehicles, part 179 for the design of ton tanks and part 180 for continuing qualification of the those packages. They will also consider comments filed late to the extent possible.

Author: Wendy Buckley

Wendy has been in the hazardous materials industry for over 17 years. She worked for both the Federal Railroad Administration and New Jersey State Department of Transportation as a Railroad Hazardous Materials Safety Inspector. Wendy was an Investigator with the Office of Inspector General at Amtrak, a Multi-Modal HazMat Instructor and Auditor with a premier training and consulting company, and managed the Regulatory Affairs department at a multi-billion dollar, multi-national laboratory supply company. Wendy started her career as a Hazardous Materials Technician and Firefighter and today she is the President & Founder of Specialty Transportation and Regulatory Services, a hazardous materials and hazardous waste management consulting firm. Wendy has multiple degrees from several private and public Universities.