PHMSA enacts miscellaneous hazmat regulations

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The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration recently published a final rule amending the hazardous materials regulations governing the classification, packaging, handling and labeling of certain hazardous materials.

The rule, published in the Jan. 28 edition of the Federal Register, includes a new proper shipping name and identification number for ethanol/gasoline blends with more than 10 percent alcohol, and requires the use of separate placards for multicompartment tank trucks transporting these blends.

The rule also expands the exception for small quantities of hazardous materials; clarifies transportation requirements applicable to dry ice, detonator assemblies, and other explosives; and requires shippers to exercise due diligence in selecting a carrier with a safety permit to transport certain hazardous materials (i.e., certain explosives, PIH materials, radioactive materials and liquefied natural gas).

Click here for a copy of the final rule.