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  • RSPA is revising regulations applicable to the transportation and unloading of liquefied compressed gases. The revisions include new inspection, maintenance, and testing requirements for cargo tank discharge systems, including delivery hose assemblies,...
  • This notice announces an extension of the Research and Special Programs Administration's Internet discussion forum and the public comment period for regulations concerning gas gathering lines.
  • On July 29, 1996, the Research and Special Programs Administration published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking inviting public comment on the applicability of the Hazardous Materials Regulations to loading, unloading, and storage of hazardous...
  • RSPA is proposing changes to the current registration and fee assessment program for persons who transport or offer for transportation certain categories and quantities of hazardous materials. The proposed changes would increase the number of persons...
  • RSPA gives notice of a negotiated rulemaking advisory committee (the Committee) meeting for May 4-5, 1999. This notice is issued in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of this meeting is for the Committee...
  • We are proposing to adopt a safety performance standard for the repair of corroded or damaged steel pipe in gas or hazardous liquid pipelines. Because present safety standards specify particular methods of repair, operators must get approval from...
  • We are considering the need to modify our corrosion control standards for gas and hazardous liquid pipelines. To start, we are reviewing the gas standards to see if any need to be clarified, made more effective, or upgraded to be consistent with modern...
  • This final rule incorporates by reference consensus standards for aboveground steel storage tanks into the hazardous liquid pipeline safety regulations. These standards apply to the design, construction, and testing of new tanks, and the repairs,...
  • This ANPRM solicits comments on the merits of revising the current incident reporting requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations and the Hazardous Materials Incident Report form (DOT Form F 5800.1). The Federal hazardous material...
  • RSPA is proposing revisions to regulations applicable to the transportation and unloading of liquefied compressed gases. The revisions include new inspection, maintenance, and testing requirements for cargo tank discharge systems, including delivery...
  • This notice announces an electronic public discussion forum and subsequent written comment period on defining gas gathering lines for the purposes of pipeline safety regulation. In 1991, we proposed a definition of gas gathering. A change to the...
  • This final rule consolidates Docket HM-215C and HM-217 (``Labeling Requirements for Poisonous Materials''). RSPA is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to maintain alignment with international standards by incorporating numerous changes...
  • This final rule extends from March 1, 1999 to July 1, 1999, the period for continued manufacture of MC 331 cargo tanks without certification and demonstrated performance of the emergency discharge control system. This amendment is necessary to provide...
  • RSPA wishes to advise the interested public that a series of meetings will be held to discuss proposals contained in a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to revise the cylinder requirements contained in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HRM). The...
  • This document announces cancellation of a negotiated rulemaking advisory committee meeting scheduled for March 2-3, 1999. The meeting would have dealt with recommendations for alternative safety standards for preventing and mitigating unintentional...
  • This document corrects a final rule published November 4, 1998 (63 FR 59475). This final rule allows operators of older hazardous liquid and carbon dioxide pipelines to elect a risk-based alternative in lieu of the existing hydrostatic pressure test...
  • This notice announces the next meeting of the negotiated rulemaking committee on qualification of pipeline personnel. In January 1998 this committee concluded a negotiated rulemaking to develop a proposed rule on qualification of pipeline employees...
  • This notice proposes to extend from March 1, 1999 to July 1, 1999, the period for continued manufacture of MC 331 cargo tanks without certification and demonstrated performance of the emergency discharge control system. The intent of this NPRM is to...
  • This document announces cancellation of a negotiated rulemaking advisory committee meeting scheduled for January 6-7, 1999 and addition of meeting dates for February 2-4, 1999 and March 2 and 3, 1999. This document is issued in accordance with the...
  • RSPA is extending for 120 days, until May 28, 1999, the period for filing comments to a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published under Docket HM-220. RSPA is taking this action in response to petitions filed by the Compressed Gas Association,...
  • This document proposes to replace substantive portions of siting, design, construction, equipment and fire protection provisions of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) regulations and incorporate by reference the American National Standards Institute (ANSI),...
  • In response to President Clinton's mandate to Federal agencies to make communications with the public more understandable, RSPA is issuing this NPRM in which it proposes to revise and clarify the hazardous materials safety rulemaking and program...
  • This document announces that, while RSPA continues to review requirements for pressure testing older piping within terminals and tank farms, it will not enforce those requirements provided the terminals and tank farms are designed and operated at lower...
  • This final rule allows operators of older hazardous liquid and carbon dioxide pipelines to elect a risk-based alternative in lieu of the existing rule. The existing rule requires the hydrostatic pressure testing of certain older pipelines. The...
  • On August 20, 1998, RSPA published in the Federal Register a document announcing dates and locations for its negotiated rulemaking advisory committee meetings. However, in the document, RSPA did not announce the locations for the December 1-2 meeting...
  • On July 10, 1998, RSPA published a final rule under Docket RSPA-97-2905 (HM-166Y) which amended the HMR by incorporating miscellaneous changes based on petitions for rulemaking and RSPA initiative. The intent of the final rule was to provide relief...
  • RSPA has received and evaluated the 1997 Management Information System (MIS) Data Collection forms for the drug testing of pipeline industry personnel. The RSPA determined that the random positive drug testing rate for the pipeline industry for the...
  • RSPA proposes to amend certain requirements in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to establish four new DOT cylinder specifications and to revise the requirements for maintenance, requalification, and repair of all DOT specification cylinders....
  • This final rule amends a requirement for the use of the International Civil Aviation Organization's Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (ICAO Technical Instructions) and updates references in the Hazardous Materials...
  • This proposed rule would require pipeline operators to develop and maintain a written qualification program for individuals performing covered tasks on pipeline facilities. The intent of this qualification rule is to ensure a qualified workforce and to...
  • This final rule corrects editorial errors, makes minor regulatory changes, and in response to requests for clarification, improves the clarity of certain provisions in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). The intended effect of this rule is to...
  • RSPA is removing regulations on ``Radiation Protection Program'' and related modal provisions that require persons who offer, accept for transportation, or transport radioactive materials to develop and maintain a written radiation protection program....
  • This final rule excludes from RSPA's safety standards for hazardous liquid pipelines low-stress pipelines regulated for safety by the U.S. Coast Guard and low-stress pipelines less than 1 mile long that serve certain plants and transportation terminals...
  • RSPA is considering revising the requirements for infectious substances, including regulated medical waste (RMW) to: adopt defining criteria, hazard communication and packaging requirements for Division 6.2 materials consistent with international...
  • In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, RSPA announces the dates for its advisory committee meetings to negotiate recommendations for alternative safety standards for preventing and mitigating unintentional releases of hazardous...
  • This notice consolidates Docket HM-215C and HM-217 (``Labeling Requirements for Poisonous Materials''). RSPA proposes to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to maintain alignment with international standards by proposing to incorporate...
  • This document removes an amendment in a direct final rule titled, ``Periodic Updates to the Pipeline Safety Regulations'' (63 FR 7721), published on February 17, 1998, and restores the regulatory text that existed prior to the direct final rule. The...
  • This document makes minor corrections to a direct final rule titled, ``Periodic Updates to the Pipeline Safety Regulations'' (63 FR 7721), published on February 17, 1998. The final rule updated references to voluntary specifications and standards...
  • RSPA announces the establishment of an advisory committee to develop recommendations for alternative safety standards for preventing and mitigating unintentional releases of hazardous materials during the unloading of cargo tank motor vehicles in...
  • This final rule amends the pipeline safety regulations to provide metric equivalents. The metric equivalents are being provided for informational purposes only. Operators would continue to use the English measures for purposes of compliance and...
  • This final rule amends the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) by incorporating miscellaneous changes based on petitions for rulemaking and RSPA initiative. This action is necessary to improve safety and to respond to petitions for rulemaking. The...
  • On March 17, 1998, RSPA published a final rule in the Federal Register (63 FR 12998) titled ``Drug and Alcohol Testing; Substance Abuse Professional Evaluation for Drug Use.'' This final rule modified procedures in its drug testing regulations by...
  • This rule adopts as a referenced document an industry publication for pipeline leak detection, API 1130, ``Computational Pipeline Monitoring,'' published by the American Petroleum Institute (API). This rule requires that an operator of a hazardous...
  • This document publishes a formal interpretation of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) concerning the responsibilities of a carrier when accepting hazardous materials for transportation in commerce. This interpretation is being published in order...
  • RSPA proposes to establish a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee to develop recommendations for alternative safety standards for preventing and mitigating unintentional releases of hazardous materials during the unloading of cargo tank motor vehicles in...
  • On May 15, 1996, RSPA initiated a pilot program for issuing tickets for certain hazardous materials transportation violations. The goal of the program has been to streamline administrative procedures, cut costs, and reduce regulatory burdens on persons...
  • This proposed rule would incorporate industry consensus standards for aboveground storage tanks into the regulations for the transportation of hazardous liquids by pipelines. This action would upgrade the pipeline safety regulations for breakout tanks...
  • This document corrects the Amendment number of final rule [Docket No. PS-118A; Amdt. 192-82], published in the Federal Register on February 3, 1998 (63 FR 5464). In the document heading on page 5464, the ``Amendment 192-82'' is changed to read...
  • In this final rule, RSPA is making changes to a final rule published on January 8, 1997, and modified in a July 22, 1997 final rule, which amended the Hazardous Materials Regulations to better identify hazardous materials in transportation. The primary...
  • A member of the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee (THLPSSC) has expressed concern that the compliance dates for pressure testing are being extended and that the notice confirming the direct final rule on extension did not...