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PHMSA Issues Notice of Enforcement Discretion for the Manufacturing of Packaging Designs Beyond Periodic Retesting Dates

Monday, April 20, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, PHMSA issued a notice of enforcement discretion for the continued manufacturing of United Nations performance oriented packaging used in the transportation of hazardous materials which have exceeded their periodic retesting dates.  PHMSA is providing temporary relief from enforcement action if packaging manufacturers are unable to conduct periodic design qualification retesting within 90-days of a retest date due to COVID-19 operational disruptions.  

See the Notice of Enforcement Discretion for the Continued Manufacturing of Performance Oriented Packaging Designs Exceeding Their Periodic Retesting Date for more details.