Background

The Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is accepting through May 23 comments on the proposed extension of an information collection entitled “Hazardous Materials Shipping Papers and Emergency Response Information.” A shipping paper with emergency response information must accompany most hazmat shipments and be readily available at all times during transportation. Shipping papers include shipping orders, bills of lading, manifests or other shipping documents serving a similar purpose and containing the information required by sections 172.202, 172.203 and 172.204 of the HMR. They serve as the principal source of information regarding the presence, identification and quantity of hazardous materials as well as emergency response procedures. PHMSA is revising the burden associated with this information collection to reflect the recent completion of an information collection under the Hazardous Materials Automated Cargo Communications for Efficient and Safe Shipments pilot program.

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