98 Special Permits Proposed to be Adopted into Hazmat Regulations
The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is accepting through March 31 comments on a proposed rule that would amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations to adopt provisions contained in 98 widely-used or longstanding special permits that have an established safety record. PHMSA states that the proposed revisions are intended to provide wider access to the regulatory flexibility offered in special permits and eliminate the need for numerous renewal requests. The agency is inviting all interested persons to provide comments on both those special permits deemed suitable and proposed to be adopted into the HMR and those that are deemed not suitable for adoption. PHMSA is also requesting comments on a proposed requirement for special permit applicants to include regulatory text in their applications, when appropriate.