HM-215J and HM-224D, published as a combined final rule by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, are in effect with a voluntary compliance date of Jan. 1, 2009. Required compliance, with some exceptions, begins Jan. 1, 2010.
“The goal of the new requirements is to maintain alignment with international standards,” says Thomas Ziebell, a hazmat transportation subject matter expert with J.J. Keller & Associates, based in Neenah, Wis. “This includes an extensively revised hazmat table, ID number cross reference, and the list of special provisions, as well as changes to the marine pollutant list.”
To help companies comply with the new requirements, J.J. Keller recently revised its Hazardous Materials Compliance Pocketbook to include HM-215J/HM-224D as well as other amendments.
“Prompted by customer feedback, a new section called ‘Exceptions’ has been added,” Ziebell says. “This section contains several common exceptions to the hazmat regulations that drivers may encounter. It includes information on materials of trade, limited quantities, consumer commodities, combustible liquids and batteries.”
This pocketbook contains the