Thursday, August 5, 2010

DOT Proposes Rule Incorporating Cargo Tank Permits into HAZMAT Regulations

(Lexology – Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP)

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would amend hazardous materials regulations to incorporate provisions contained in six cargo tank special permits. 75 Fed. Reg. 42,364 (7/21/10). According to PHMSA, these permits “allow a company or individual to package or ship a hazardous material in a manner that varies from the regulations provided an equivalent level of safety is maintained.” Read more here.