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Regulatory Impact Analysis

Recently Published Regulatory Impact Analysis

Hazardous Materials Regulatory Impact Analysis Information

Rulemaking 

Type 

Title

Description

Date of FR Publication

HM-215N

NPRM

Harmonization with International Standards (RRR)

Harmonization of the HMR with 2017-2018 editions of international standards such as the IMDG Code and ICAO Technical Instructions

09/07/2016

HM-215C

Final rule

FAST Act Requirements for Flammable Liquids and Rail Tank Cars

Revisions to the HM-251 phase-out schedule applicable to all DOT Specification 111 tank cars used to transport unrefined petroleum products (e.g., petroleum crude oil), ethanol, and other Class 3 flammable liquids

08/15/2016

HM-251B

NPRM

Oil Spill Response Plans and Information Sharing for High-Hazard Flammable Trains

Expansion of the applicability of comprehensive oil spill response plans (OSRPs) based on thresholds of liquid petroleum oil that apply to an entire train consist

07/29/2016

 Regulatory Impact Analysis Archive

Archived Regulatory Impact Analysis Information
RulemakingTypeTitleDescriptionDate of FR Publication

HM-251

Final rule

Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains

Requirements for HHFT tank car specifications and operational controls in terms of speed restrictions, braking systems, and routing.

05/08/2015

HM-215M

Final rule

Harmonization with International Standards (RRR)

Harmonization of the HMR with 2015-2016 editions of international standards such as the IMDG Code and ICAO Technical Instructions

01/08/2015

HM-224F

Final rule

Revision to Requirements for the Transportation of Lithium Batteries

Revisions to requirements governing the transportation of lithium cells and batteries

08/06/2014

HM-250

Final rule

Compatibility with the Regulations of the International Atomic Energy Agency

Amendments to requirements for the transportation of Class 7 (radioactive) materials based on changes to IAEA standards

07/11/2014

Last updated: Wednesday, August 9, 2017