Monday, June 01, 2020

By Christopher Lind, Technical AdvisorMay 27, 2020

Available now on exclusively to subscribers: Technical Advisor Christopher Lind provides his full review of the HM-215O International Harmonization Final Rule published by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration on May 11, 2020. HM-215O became effective upon its publication, except for instruction 17, which is effective January 2, 2023.  

For reader ease, the report is presented in two parts, divided into the following categories. Links are provided for easy in-page navigation, and referenced sections are linked directly to the changes in the rulemaking in the Federal Register.

View Part 1:

  • Provisions for Polymerizing Substances
  • Incorporation by Reference
  • Definitional Changes
  • Harmonization with Canadian Regulations
  • Hazardous Materials Table (§ 172.101) and Special Provisions
  • Articles containing dangerous goods
  • Hazard Communication

View Part 2:

  • Lithium Battery Provisions
  • Packaging Provisions
  • Alternative criteria for classification of corrosive materials
  • Vessel Provisions
  • Packaging Test Provisions
  • International Changes Not Being Adopted

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