Effective May 10, 2013: Voluntary compliance March 11, 2013; Hazardous Materials: Miscellaneous Amendments (RRR): Eliminate unnecessary regulatory requirements; incorporate a special permit; revise training requirements. SUMMARY: PHMSA is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to make miscellaneous amendments to update and clarify certain regulatory requirements. These amendments promote safer transportation practices, eliminate unnecessary regulatory requirements, address a petition for rulemaking, incorporate a special permit into the HMR, facilitate international commerce, and simplify the regulations. These amendments also update various entries in the Hazardous Materials Table (HMT) and corresponding special provisions, clarify the lab pack requirements for temperature-controlled materials, and require hazmat employers to make hazmat employee training records available upon request to an authorized official of the Department of Transportation (DOT) or an entity explicitly granted authority to enforce the HMR.
DATES: Effective Date: This rule is effective May 10, 2013. Voluntary Compliance Date: Voluntary compliance with all amendments is authorized March 11, 2013.