[ RadSafe ] US DOT Publishes Final Rule updating Radioactive Material Transport Regulations

Owen Bugg cfrbug at gmail.com
Fri Jul 11 10:39:31 CDT 2014



PDF: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-11/pdf/2014-15514.pdf


Text: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-11/html/2014-15514.htm






Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration


49 CFR Parts 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177 and 178


[Docket No. PHMSA-2009-0063 (HM-250)]

RIN 2137-AE38



Hazardous Materials: Compatibility With the Regulations of the 

International Atomic Energy Agency (RRR)


AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), 

Department of Transportation (DOT).


ACTION: Final rule.




SUMMARY: PHMSA, in coordination with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission 

(NRC), is amending requirements in the Hazardous Materials Regulations 

(HMR) governing the transportation of Class 7 (radioactive) materials 

based on recent changes contained in the International Atomic Energy 

Agency (IAEA) publication ``Regulations for the Safe Transport of 

Radioactive Material, 2009 Edition, IAEA Safety Standards Series No. 

TS-R-1.'' The purposes of this rulemaking are to harmonize requirements 

of the HMR with international standards for the transportation of Class 

7 (radioactive) materials and update, clarify, correct, or provide 

relief from certain regulatory requirements applicable to the 

transportation of Class 7 (radioactive) materials.


DATES: Effective date: October 1, 2014.

    Voluntary compliance date: PHMSA is authorizing voluntary 

compliance beginning July 11, 2014.

    Delayed compliance date: Unless otherwise specified, compliance 

with the amendments adopted in this final rule is required beginning 

July 13, 2015.

    Incorporation by reference date: The incorporation by reference of 

certain publications listed in this rule is approved by the Director of 

the Federal Register as of October 1, 2014.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven Webb, Standards and Rulemaking 

Division, telephone (202) 366-8553, or Michael Conroy, Engineering and 

Research Division, telephone (202) 366-4545, Pipeline and Hazardous 

Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 

1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 2nd Floor, Washington, DC, 20590-0001.



Bruce Bugg

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