Effective May 6, 2013: Voluntary compliance March 7, 2013; Hazardous Materials: Miscellaneous Petitions for Rulemaking (RRR): Amendments to recordkeeping and package marking requirements for third-party labs and manufacturers; provide limited quantity exception for certain Division 4.1 materials.
SUMMARY: PHMSA is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations in response to petitions for rulemaking submitted by the regulated community to update, clarify, or provide relief from miscellaneous regulatory requirements. Specifically, PHMSA is amending the recordkeeping and package marking requirements for third-party labs and manufacturers to assure the traceability of packaging; removing the listing for “NA1203, Gasohol, gasoline mixed with ethyl alcohol, with not more than 10% alcohol”; harmonizing internationally and providing a limited quantity exception for Division 4.1, Self-reactive solids and Self-reactive liquids Types B through F; allowing smokeless powder classified as a Division 1.4C material to be reclassified as a Division 4.1 material; and providing 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.
DATES: Effective Date: This rule is effective May 6, 2013. Voluntary Compliance Date: Voluntary compliance with all amendments is authorized March 7, 2013.