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Notices and Rulemaking Documents

The following PHMSA rules and notices are linked to the Federal Register website. The Federal Register is the Federal Government’s official daily publication of rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies, and provides a forum for public participation in the democratic process. You may filter between Rules and Notices using the Document Type dropdown. The Topic dropdown will provide you rules associated with that topic while the Subject dropdown will provide you Notices and Rules that mention that subject.

The Federal Register provides notices dating back to 1995. If you need to see notices prior to 1995, please contact:

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The Federal Register provides rulemaking documents dating back to 1995. If you need to see rules prior to 1995, please visit our rulemakings archives:

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11/30/2023 Hazardous Materials: Streamlining Requirements for the Approval of Certain Energetic Materials Proposed Rule 107, 171, 173
06/27/2023 Hazardous Materials: FAST Act Requirements for Real-Time Train Consist Information Proposed Rule 171, 174, 180
05/30/2023 Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With International Standards Proposed Rule 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 178, 180
03/03/2023 Hazardous Materials: Adoption of Miscellaneous Petitions and Updating Regulatory Requirements Proposed Rule 107, 171, 172, 173, 178, 180
01/06/2023 Revisions to Civil Penalty Amounts Rule 107, 171, 190
12/21/2022 Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Safety Provisions for Lithium Batteries Transported by Aircraft (FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018) Rule 107, 171, 173
09/12/2022 Hazardous Materials: Compatibility With the Regulations of the International Atomic Energy Agency Proposed Rule 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177
07/26/2022 Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With International Standards Rule 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 178, 180
03/21/2022 Revisions to Civil Penalty Amounts Rule 107, 171, 190
08/10/2021 Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With International Standards Proposed Rule 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 178, 180
12/28/2020 Hazardous Materials: Miscellaneous Amendments Pertaining to DOT-Specification Cylinders Rule 107, 171, 173, 178, 180
12/21/2020 Hazardous Materials: Editorial Corrections and Clarifications Rule 106, 107, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180
11/25/2020 Hazardous Materials: Adoption of Miscellaneous Petitions To Reduce Regulatory Burdens Rule 107, 171, 172, 173, 178, 179, 180
05/11/2020 Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With International Standards Rule 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 178, 180
08/14/2019 Hazardous Materials: Adoption of Miscellaneous Petitions To Reduce Regulatory Burdens Proposed Rule 107, 171, 172, 173, 178, 179, 180
02/28/2019 Hazardous Materials: Oil Spill Response Plans and Information Sharing for High-Hazard Flammable Trains (FAST Act) Rule 107, 130, 171, 173, 174
11/27/2018 Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With International Standards Proposed Rule 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 178, 180
11/07/2018 Hazardous Materials: Response to Petitions From Industry To Modify, Clarify, or Eliminate Regulations Rule 171, 172, 173, 176, 178, 180
09/07/2016 Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With International Standards (RRR) Proposed Rule 107, 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 178, 180
07/29/2016 Hazardous Materials: Oil Spill Response Plans and Information Sharing for High-Hazard Flammable Trains Proposed Rule 130, 171, 173, 174
06/30/2016 Hazardous Materials: Miscellaneous Petitions for Rulemaking (RRR) Proposed Rule 171, 172, 173, 176, 178, 180
06/02/2016 Hazardous Materials: Miscellaneous Amendments (RRR) Rule 107, 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180
04/29/2016 Hazardous Materials: Incorporation by Reference Edition Update for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code and Transportation Systems for Liquids and Slurries: Pressure Piping Code Rule 171, 173, 178
04/29/2016 Hazardous Materials: Incorporation of ASME Code Section XII and the National Board Inspection Code Proposed Rule 107, 171, 173, 178, 179, 180
01/21/2016 Hazardous Materials: Adoption of Special Permits (MAP-21) (RRR) Rule 107, 171, 172, 173, 174, 176, 177, 178, 180
12/21/2015 Hazardous Materials: Requirements for the Safe Transportation of Bulk Explosives (RRR) Rule 171, 172, 173, 177
11/23/2015 Hazardous Materials: Editorial Corrections and Clarifications (RRR) Rule 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 177, 178, 180
09/10/2015 Hazardous Materials: Special Permit and Approvals Standard Operating Procedures and Evaluation Process Rule 105, 107, 171
05/08/2015 Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains Rule 171, 172, 173, 174, 179
01/30/2015 Hazardous Materials: Adoption of Special Permits (MAP-21) (RRR) Proposed Rule 171, 172, 173, 174, 176, 177, 178, 180
01/23/2015 Hazardous Materials: Miscellaneous Amendments (RRR) Proposed Rule 107, 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180
01/08/2015 Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With International Standards (RRR) Rule 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 178, 180
08/25/2014 Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With International Standards (RRR) Proposed Rule 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 178, 180
08/12/2014 Hazardous Materials: Special Permit and Approvals Standard Operating Procedures and Evaluation Process Proposed Rule 105, 107, 171
08/06/2014 Hazardous Materials: Transportation of Lithium Batteries Rule 171, 172, 173, 175
08/01/2014 Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains Proposed Rule 171, 172, 173, 174, 179
07/15/2014 Hazardous Materials: Requirements for the Safe Transportation of Bulk Explosives (RRR) Proposed Rule 171, 172, 173, 177
07/11/2014 Hazardous Materials: Compatibility With the Regulations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (RRR) Rule 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178
03/18/2014 Hazardous Materials: Adoption of Certain Special Permits and Competent Authorities Into Regulations Rule 107, 171, 172, 173, 175, 178
12/30/2013 Hazardous Materials: Adoption of ASME Code Section XII and the National Board Inspection Code Proposed Rule 171, 173, 178, 180
10/31/2013 Hazardous Materials: Corrections and Response to Administrative Appeals (HM-215K, HM-215L, HM-218G and HM-219). Rule 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 178
10/02/2013 Hazardous Materials: Minor Editorial Corrections and Clarifications (RRR) Rule 107, 130, 171, 172, 173, 174, 177, 178, 179, 180
04/17/2013 Hazardous Materials: Revision of Maximum and Minimum Civil Penalties Rule 107, 171
03/11/2013 Hazardous Materials; Miscellaneous Amendments (RRR) Rule 105, 171, 172, 173, 177, 178, 180
01/07/2013 Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods: Model Regulations, International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, and the International Civil Aviation Organization Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air Rule 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 178
01/07/2013 Hazardous Materials: Harmonization with International Standards (RRR) Rule 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 177, 178
10/05/2012 Hazardous Materials: Minor Editorial Corrections and Clarifications (RRR) Rule 107, 171, 172, 173, 175, 178, 179
08/15/2012 Hazardous Materials: Harmonization with International Standards (RRR) Proposed Rule 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 178
06/25/2012 Hazardous Materials: Incorporating Rail Special Permits Into the Hazardous Materials Regulations Rule 171, 172, 173, 174, 179, 180
05/25/2012 Hazardous Materials: Harmonization With the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods: Model Regulations, International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, and the International Civil Aviation Organization Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air Proposed Rule 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 178