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USDOT and PHMSA Propose Harmonizing Hazardous Materials Regulations with International Standards

The United States Department of Transportation (“USDOT”) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (“PHMSA”) today published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) proposing to amend USDOT/PHMSA regulations for hazardous materials (“hazmat”) to “maintain alignment with international standards”.  NPRMHazmat, 77 Fed. Reg. 49168 (August 15, 2012).  To harmonize its hazmat regulations with international standards in the International Maritime