DOT SEEKS COMMENTS ON HAZMAT AIR TRANSPORT REGULATIONS
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Research and Special Programs Administration is considering changes to regulations for transportation of hazardous materials by aircraft.
In an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, the RSPA said it sought to clarify requirements and promote compliance and enforcement, in an effort to make the regulations easier to understand.
The agency said it is considering blocks on shipping documents to check whether a package contains hazardous materials, or require shipper certification when a new or unknown shipper is involved.
“We are examining hazard communication, shipping documentation, training, and other requirements to determine if rulemaking action is necessary,” RSPA said in the advance notice.
RSPA said it will take comment from industry on its proposed rules for air transport of hazardous materials through May 31. For information, contact Deborah Boothe or Michael Stevens of the Office of Hazardous Materials Standards, (202) 366-8553.