PRBA Files Comments on U.S. Department of Transportation Harmonization Rulemaking

PRBA filed on January 28th extensive comments on the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) HM-215O harmonization rulemaking.  PRBA conveyed their support for PHMSA’s efforts to harmonize the U.S. hazardous materials regulations with the international dangerous goods regulations, but also identified two issues of concern.

PRBA’s concerns relate to the proposed Test Summary requirement that takes effect internationally on January 1, 2020 and the Agency’s proposal to add “large” UN packaging for lithium batteries shipped for disposal or recycling.