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Hazardous Materials: Miscellaneous Petitions for Rulemaking (RRR)

Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM).
In response to petitions for rulemaking submitted by the regulated community, PHMSA proposes to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) to update, clarify, or provide relief from miscellaneous regulatory requirements. Specifically, PHMSA is proposing to amend the recordkeeping and package marking requirements for third-party labs and manufacturers to assure the traceability of packaging; clarify an acceptable range in specifications for resins used in the manufacture of plastic drums and Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs); remove the listing for ``Gasohol, gasoline mixed with ethyl alcohol, with not more than 10% alcohol, NA1203''; harmonize internationally and provide a limited quantity exception for Division 4.1, Self-reactive solids and Self-reactive liquids Types B through F; allow smokeless powder classified as a Division 1.4C material to be reclassified as a Division 4.1 material to relax the regulatory requirements for these materials without compromising safety; and provide greater flexibility by allowing the Dangerous Cargo Manifest to be in locations designated by the master of the vessel besides ``on or near the vessel's bridge'' while the vessel is in a United States port.
77 FR 30976


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