Monday, October 26, 2020

By JHMT StaffOctober 5, 2020

Adoption of updated editions of 2021-2022 edition of the  International Civil Aviation Organization's Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (ICAO Technical Instructions) and Amendment 40-20 International Maritime Organization International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) into the Hazardous Materials Regulations is now under consideration by PHMSA.

Because of the time frame now associated with issuance of a notice of proposed international harmonization proposed rulemaking and final rule, “PHMSA and its modal partners will temporarily exercise enforcement discretion against offerors or carriers of hazardous materials packages that are marked, labeled, or transported in accordance with the internationally adopted 2021-2022 Edition of the ICAO Technical Instructions or the Amendment 40-20 of the IMDG Code until otherwise stated.” 

Read the notice on PHMSA's website and be sure to click through to the full document issued by PHMSA’s Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety, William Schoonover.

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