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Comments on PHMSA ANPRM (HM–265A)


This is a reminder that PHMSA issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (HM-265A ANPRM) on July 7th. PHMSA is considering proposing revisions to the hazardous materials regulations (HMR), including 46 multi-modal issues. PHMSA is seeking input from stakeholders and to collect more information from the industry.  If you wish to provide comments to the HM265A ANPRM, you have until the deadline of October 3, 2023.













The following are tank car related sections that may be of interest:


I. Standards Incorporated by Reference Update
O. Creation of Basic Description and Shipping Description Definitions
P. Removal of the 60-Day Renewal Requirement for Approvals and Special Permits
Y. Acid Resistant Manways for DOT 111A100W5 Tank Cars
Z. Tank Car Thermal Protection Standard
BB. Offering a Tank Car After Qualification Expiration
CC. Non-Destructive Examination
RR. NTSB Safety Recommendations R–20–1 to R–20–4


We have provided the link to the ANPRM in the Federal Register below for your convenience.



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