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  • 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 extending the compliance date of the regulations contained in 49 CFR 107.805(f) and 180.209(g) of the Hazardous Materials Regulations that require persons who perform visual requalification of DOT specification cylinders to obtain approval from...
  • The Research and Special Programs Administration's (RSPA) Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) is changing some of its safety standards for gas pipelines. The changes are based on recommendations by the National Association of Pipeline Safety...
  • The Research and Special Programs Administration's (RSPA) Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS) is changing several safety standards for hazardous liquid and carbon dioxide pipelines. The changes, which concern welder qualifications, backfilling, records,...
  • RSPA proposes to amend requirements in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) pertaining to aluminum cylinders manufactured using aluminum alloy 6351-T6. The purpose of this rulemaking initiative is to enhance safety, minimize...
  • In this final rule, we (RSPA) are increasing to $32,500 and $275, respectively, the maximum and minimum civil penalties for a knowing violation of Federal hazardous materials transportation law or a regulation issued under that law. We are publishing...
  • On April 18, 2003, the Research and Special Programs Administration published a final rule under Docket No. RSPA-98-3554 (HM-213) to update and clarify requirements in the Hazardous Materials Regulations applicable to construction and maintenance of...
  • This final rule amends the Hazardous Materials Regulations by incorporating miscellaneous changes based on petitions for rulemaking and RSPA initiatives. The intended effect of these regulatory changes is to update, clarify or provide relief from...
  • This final rule addresses the safety regulation responsibility for producer-operated natural gas and hazardous liquid pipelines that cross into State waters without first connecting to a transporting operator's facility on the Outer Continental Shelf...
  • RPSA is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to maintain alignment with international standards by incorporating various amendments, including changes to proper shipping names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging...
  • RSPA is proposing changes to the hazard communication requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), including revisions of the specifications for labels and placards, based on petitions for rulemaking, requests for clarification, and our...
  • This final rule amends the Hazardous Materials Regulations to permit, for an interim period and subject to certain unloading conditions, the unloading of IM and UN portable tanks transporting certain liquid hazardous materials when those tanks are not...
  • This final rule announces Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of information collection request (ICR) OMB No. 2137- 0612, ``Hazardous Materials Security Plans''. This information collection has been approved by OMB until April 30, 2006. This...
  • On August 8, 2002, RSPA published a final rule under Docket No. RSPA-01-10373 (HM-220D) amending the requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations applicable to the maintenance, requalification, repair, and use of DOT specification cylinders. The...
  • This interim final rule incorporates into the Hazardous Materials Regulations a requirement that shippers and transporters of certain hazardous materials comply with Federal security regulations that apply to motor carrier and vessel transportation. In...
  • This notice proposes to clarify application of RSPA's safety standards for operation, maintenance, and fire protection of liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities to certain existing facilties. In addition, this notice proposes to revise standards that...
  • RSPA is adopting a number of revisions to the Hazardous Materials Regulations to update and clarify the regulations on the construction and maintenance of cargo tank motor vehicles. This final rule also addresses three National Transportation Safety...
  • RSPA is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations to require an aircraft operator transporting a hazardous material to: Place a telephone number, on the notification of pilot-in-command or in the cockpit of the aircraft, that can be contacted during...
  • The Research and Special Programs Administration is establishing new requirements to enhance the security of hazardous materials transported in commerce. Shippers and carriers of certain highly hazardous materials must develop and implement security...
  • This document proposes to establish a rule to require operators to develop integrity management programs for gas transmission pipelines that, in the event of a failure, could impact high consequence areas (HCAs). These integrity management programs...
  • RSPA proposes to make miscellaneous amendments to the Hazardous Materials Regulations based on petitions for rulemaking and RSPA initiatives. These proposed amendments are intended to update, clarify or provide relief from certain regulatory requirements.
  • RSPA is reducing the registration fees paid by persons who transport or offer for transportation in commerce certain categories and quantities of hazardous materials, in order to eliminate the unexpended balance in the Hazardous Materials Emergency...
  • This final rule amends the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) by updating incorporation by reference materials to include the most recent amendments to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code), the International Civil Aviation...
  • RPSA is proposing to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to maintain alignment with international standards by incorporating various amendments, including changes to proper shipping names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions,...
  • RSPA is proposing to change some of the safety standards for gas pipelines. The changes are based on recommendations by the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives (NAPSR) and a review of the recommendations by the State Industry...
  • In this final rule, RSPA is making changes to a final rule published on July 12, 2002, in which RSPA amended the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to require shippers and carriers to retain a copy of each hazardous material shipping paper, or an...
  • This document extends the compliance dates and makes minor corrections for certain requirements adopted in a final rule published under Docket No. RSPA-01-10373 (HM-220D) on August 8, 2002 (67 FR 51626), which amended requirements applicable to the...
  • 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 (we) is amending its regulations concerning registration of persons who transport or offer for transportation in commerce certain categories and quantities of hazardous materials. We are adopting the North American Industry Classification System...
  • We are proposing to change some of the safety standards for hazardous liquid and carbon dioxide pipelines. The changes are based on recommendations by the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives (NAPSR). We believe the changes will...
  • RSPA is revising transportation requirements for infectious substances, including regulated medical waste, to: adopt defining criteria and packaging requirements consistent with international standards; revise the current broad exceptions for...
  • In this final rule, RSPA is amending the requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations applicable to the maintenance, requalification, repair, and use of DOT specification cylinders. In addition, RSPA is adopting changes to revise the...
  • This final rule defines areas of high consequence where the potential consequences of a gas pipeline accident may be significant or may do considerable harm to people and their property. The definition includes: current class 3 and 4 locations;...
  • This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) would require hazardous liquid pipeline operators to submit an annual report (proposed form RSPA F7000-1.1). The report form asks for information that the Research and Special Programs Administration's (RSPA)...
  • RSPA is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations to require shippers and carriers to retain a copy of each hazardous material shipping paper, or an electronic image thereof, for a period of 375 days after the date the hazardous material is accepted...
  • In this final rule, RSPA revises and clarifies its hazardous materials safety rulemaking and program procedures. RSPA has re-written the rulemaking procedures in plain language and made minor substantive changes for clarification. In addition, RSPA...
  • The Research and Special Programs Administration is proposing new requirements to enhance the security of hazardous materials transported in commerce. Proposals include a requirement for motor carriers registered with the agency to maintain a copy of...
  • RSPA proposes to amend requirements in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) pertaining to the transportation of radioactive materials based on changes contained in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) publication, entitled ``IAEA Safety...
  • This document proposes to implement a provision of the December 10, 1996, Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) regarding safety regulations of Outer Continental Shelf...
  • On June 21, 2001, RSPA published a final rule under Docket HM- 215D amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) based on corresponding provisions of international standards. The revisions were made to facilitate the transportation of hazardous...
  • RSPA (we) proposes to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) regarding the transportation of lithium batteries. These proposals are consistent with changes recently made to the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods...
  • In this final rule, RSPA is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) by revising the ``List of Hazardous Substances and Reportable Quantities'' that appears in the table, ``Hazardous Substances other than Radionuclides''. This action is...
  • RSPA proposes to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations to permit, for an interim period and subject to certain unloading conditions, the unloading of intermodal (IM) portable tanks transporting certain liquid hazardous materials that are not...
  • RSPA proposes to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to require an aircraft operator to: Place a telephone number on the notification of pilot-in-command that can be contacted during an in-flight emergency to obtain information about any...
  • Our regulations for the transportation of hazardous liquids by pipeline require operators with 500 or more miles of regulated pipelines to establish a program for managing the integrity of pipelines that affect high consequence areas. The regulations...
  • This final rule finalizes repair provisions for hazardous liquid pipelines. These provisions were initially proposed in the previous rulemaking action which addressed requirements for pipeline integrity management programs in high consequence areas for...
  • The Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) is proposing to define areas of high consequence where the potential consequences of a gas pipeline accident may be significant or may do considerable harm to people and their property. This...
  • This final rule makes changes to the reporting requirements for hazardous liquid pipeline accidents. The rule lowers the current release reporting threshold of 50 barrels to a new threshold of 5 gallons, and makes changes to the accident report form....
  • This Final Rule makes changes in some of the corrosion control standards for hazardous liquid and carbon dioxide pipelines. The changes are based on our review of the adequacy of the present standards compared to similar standards for gas pipelines and...
  • RSPA is proposing a number of revisions to the Hazardous Materials Regulations to update and clarify the regulations on the construction and maintenance of cargo tank motor vehicles. This proposed rule also addresses three National Transportation...