|2/14/13||IATA Addendum II to 54th Edition|
|2/14/13||ICAO TI Addentum No. 1 to 2012-2013 version|
|1/2/13||IATA Addendum to 54th Edition|
|11/1/12||ICAO Issue Addendum No. 6 to 2011-2012 version|
|10/4/12||IATA issues 2013 Lithium Battery Guidance|
|9/14/12||Significant Changes to the 54th Edition of the IATA DGR|
|4/16/12||ICAO Addendums 1-4 to the 2011-2012 version|
|4/16/12||Final Rule HM-231A Closures Inner Packagings Containing Liquids|
|1/12/12||Safety Advisory - Marking of Compressed Cylinders|
|12/5/11||Emergency Restriction / Prohibition Order 11 - 14|
|12/2/11||Lithium Battery Guidance - 2012|
|09/19/11||Significant Changes to the 53rd Edition of the IATA DGR|
|09/8/11||Unauthorized Markng of Compressed Gas Cylinders, Safety Advisory Notice 11-8|
|07/22/11||Final Rule HM-218F / Update & Clarify|
|05/06/11||IATA Addendum #2 - May 5, 2011|
|01/19/11||HM215K Final Rule / Harmonization / LTD QTY / ORM-D & Much More|
|01/07/11||HM-233B - Special Permits Final Rule|
|01/04/11||IATA Addendum - December 30, 2010|
|01/04/11||IATA DGR: New FX-18 Effects Shippers Declarations|
|11/08/10||HM-206F & USG-12 Clarification|
|10/05/10||ICAO issues changes to the 2011-2012 Technical Instructions|
|09/30/10||HM-231 - Packaging Closure Instructions|
|09/29/10||Significant Changes to the IATA DGR, 52nd Edition|
This document responds to administrative appeals generated as a result of certain amendments adopted in an international harmonization final rule published on January 19, 2011. The January 19, 2011 final rule amended the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) by revising, removing or adding proper shipping names, the hazard class of a material, packing group assignments, special provisions, packaging authorizations, packaging sections, air transport quantity limitations, and vessel stowage requirements. The amendments were necessary to align the HMR with recent revisions to international standards for the transport of hazardous materials by all modes. In this final rule, PHMSA amends the HMR as a result of administrative appeals submitted in response to various amendments adopted in the January 19, 2011 final rule. This document also addresses recent actions taken by the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) regarding certain lithium ion battery-powered mobility aids (e.g., wheelchairs, travel scooters) offered by passengers for air transport and passenger notification of hazardous materials restrictions by operators. Further, this final rule adopts amendments to the HMR as a result of two administrative appeals submitted by an appellant in response to a final rule published February 2, 2010, that revised shipper responsibilities related to packaging design variation,
DATES: Effective: January 1,
PHMSA is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations to
This rule is effective July 1, 2012.
This is to notify the public that PHMSA has confirmed that Spears Fire & Safety, 287 Jackson Plaza, Ann Arbor, MI improperly requalified and marked high pressure compressed gas cylinders. During a recent investigation, PHMSA determined that between November 2008 and October 2011, Spears Fire & Safety requalified and marked with a Requalifier Identification Number (RIN) ``B037'' approximately 7,740 DOT specification cylinders after its authority to requalifiy high pressure cylinders expired on October 31, 2008. Additionally the investigation revealed that during this period, Spears Fire & Safety (1) failed to condemn cylinders with a permanent expansion greater than 10% of total expansion, (2) on multiple occasions did not maintain the minimum test pressure for the required time and (3) improperly repeated pressure tests on cylinders required to be condemned. Cylinders that have not been properly requalified and marked in accordance with the HMR may not be filled with compressed gas or other hazardous material.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Spears Fire & Safety, Mr. Robert Pate, Manager, 287 Jackson Plaza, Ann Arbor, MI, Telephone (734) 633-4133.
This notice publishes Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order 2011-001 (DOT Docket Number PHMSA-2011-0303), issued on November 17, 2011 to a number of entities, including Rainbow of Hope. This Emergency Order was issued by the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety pursuant
Effective Date: November 17, 2011.
Investigations conducted by PHMSA's field operations in 2009, 2010, and 2011, revealed that some high- and low- pressure cylinders serviced by Atlas Fire Protection were marked and represented as requalified (visually inspected and hydrostatically tested) in accordance with HMR
Anyone in possession of a cylinder that was serviced by Atlas Fire Protection and marked with test dates of 2007 through 2011 and has not had the cylinder requalfied by a DOT approved equalification facility since then, should consider the cylinder unsafe and not fill it with a
Final Rule HM-218F / Update & Clarify
Effective Date: This final rule is effective on August 19, 2011.Voluntary compliance with all these amendments, including those with delayed mandatory compliance, is authorized as of July 20, 2011. The incorporation by reference of publications listed in this final rule has been approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of August 19, 2011.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah L. Boothe, Standards and Rulemaking Branch, (202) 366-8553, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001.
HM-215K Final Rule / Harmonization / LTD QTY / ORM D & Much More
Effective date: January 19, 2011
HM-233B Special Permits Final Rule
Effective date: March 7, 2011. Voluntary compliance authorized as of January 5, 2011
IATA DGR: New FX-18 Effects Shippers Declarations
Beginning January 10, 2011, FedEx Express will require all Shipper's Declarations originating in the U.S., excluding all 023 air waybill shipments, to be prepared using only the following methods:
A list of approved DG Shipping application vendors can be reviewed at www.fedex.com/us
HM-231 - Packaging Closure Instructions
Effective Date: October 1, 2010