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DOT Considers Changes to International Regulations on Safe Transport of Radioactive Material

Thursday, February 05, 2015
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The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration will hold a public meeting Feb. 24 at DOT headquarters in Washington, D.C., to seek comments on issues or problems concerning requirements in the 2012 edition of the International Atomic Energy Agency Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material (SSR-6). The IAEA is considering revisions to the SSR-6 regulations as part of its periodic two-year review cycle, which may lead to a revised 2017 edition.

PHMSA requests that participants wishing to raise issues concerning the SSR-6 be prepared to provide the following information: description of issue, summary of proposed solution, parties affected by the issue (particular industry or other group), justification of change (e.g., expected safety benefit), expected cost of implementation (negligible, low, medium or high), existing IAEA regulatory text and proposed revised regulatory text, existing IAEA advisory text and proposed revised advisory text, and any proposed transitional arrangements, if needed.

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