[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 194 (Friday, October 5, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 60935-60945]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-24263]


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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

49 CFR Parts 107, 171, 172, 173, 175, 178, and 179

RIN 2137-AE90
[Docket No. PHMSA-2012-0080 (HM-244E)]


Hazardous Materials: Minor Editorial Corrections and 
Clarifications (RRR)

AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), 
DOT.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule corrects editorial errors, makes minor 
regulatory changes and, in response to requests for clarification, 
improves the clarity of certain provisions in the Hazardous Materials 
Regulations. The intended effect of this rule is to enhance the 
accuracy and reduce misunderstandings of the regulations. The 
amendments contained in this rule are non-substantive changes and do 
not impose new requirements.

DATES: Effective: October 5, 2012.
    Incorporation by reference date: The incorporation by reference of 
certain publications listed in this rule was approved by the Director 
of the Federal Register as of September 11, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joan McIntyre, Standards and 
Rulemaking Division, 202-366-8553, PHMSA, East Building, PHH-10, 1200 
New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background
II. Section-by-Section Review
III. Regulatory Analyses and Notices
    A. Statutory/Legal Authority for the Rulemaking
    B. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 and DOT Regulatory Policies 
and Procedures
    C. Executive Order 13132
    D. Executive Order 13175
    E. Regulatory Flexibility Act, Executive Order 13272 and DOT 
Policies and Procedures
    F. Executive Order 13563
    G. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act
    H. Paperwork Reduction Act
    I. Environmental Impact Analysis
    J. Regulation Identifier Number (RIN)
    K. Privacy Act

I. Background

    The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) 
annually reviews the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 
171-180) to identify typographical errors, outdated addresses or other 
contact information, and similar errors. In this final rule, we are 
correcting typographical errors, incorrect Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR) references and citations, inconsistent use of terminology, 
misstatements of certain regulatory requirements, and inadvertent 
omissions of information. Because these amendments do not impose new 
requirements, notice and public comment are unnecessary. By making 
these amendments effective without the customary 30-day delay following 
publication, the changes will appear in the next published revision of 
the 49 CFR.

II. Section-by-Section Review

    The following is a section-by-section summary of the minor 
editorial corrections and clarifications made in this final rule.

Part 107

Section 107.202
    This section describes the standards in 49 U.S.C. 5125 for 
determining

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preemption of a State, local, or Indian tribe requirement applicable to 
the transportation of hazardous material. Paragraph 5125(b)(1)(D) was 
recently amended in the ``Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st 
Century'' (MAP-21) Act (Pub. L. 112-141 Sec.  33006(d), 126 Stat. 835, 
July 6, 2012) which added the words ``other written hazardous materials 
transportation incident reporting involving State or local emergency 
responders in the initial response to the incident.'' Because this 
additional language simply sets forth the wording of the Federal 
hazardous material transportation law, it is considered an editorial 
change.

Part 171

Section 171.7
    Section 171.7, paragraph (a), lists materials incorporated by 
reference into the HMR. In paragraph (a)(3), the tensile strength of 
``1100'' MPa for the entries ``ISO 9809-1,'' and ``ISO 9809-2,'' has an 
unnecessary space and reads ``1 100.'' We are removing this additional 
space in this final rule.
Section 171.8
    Section 171.8 provides definitions and abbreviations used 
throughout the HMR. We are making two revisions to this section.
    The spelling of the entry for ``Containership'' is amended by 
revising the word to read ``Container ship.'' Although both spellings 
are correct, we are revising the spelling for consistency throughout 
the HMR, which should aid in HMR searches. This is an editorial change 
that does not impact any statements, shipping papers, et cetera.
    The last sentence of the definition for ``Hazardous material'' 
reads in part, ``and materials that meet the defining criteria for 
hazard classes and divisions in part 173 of subchapter C of this 
chapter.'' For clarification and consistency with other sections in the 
HMR, we are revising the sentence to read ``and materials that meet the 
defining criteria for hazard classes and divisions in part 173 of this 
subchapter.''

Part 172

Section 172.101
    This section contains the Hazardous Materials Table (HMT) and 
explanatory text for each of the columns in the HMT. A final rule 
published on January 19, 2011 [76 FR 3308] under Docket PHMSA 2009-0126 
(HM-215K) entitled ``Hazardous Materials: Harmonization with the United 
Nations Recommendations, International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, 
and the International Civil Aviation Organization Technical 
Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air,'' 
revised the Sec.  172.101(c)(10)(i) instruction for the proper shipping 
name description of a mixture or a solution of a single predominant 
hazardous material under certain conditions. Currently, Sec.  
172.101(c)(10)(ii) states that if one or more of the conditions in 
Sec.  172.101(c)(10)(i) is satisfied, a proper shipping name shall be 
selected as prescribed in Sec.  172.101(c)(12)(ii). For clarification, 
in this final rule, we are correcting the citation so that the sentence 
reads ``that if one or more of the conditions in Sec.  
172.101(c)(10)(i)(A) through(F) is satisfied, the proper shipping name 
selection process in Sec.  172.101(c)(12)(ii) must be used.''
Section 172.101 The Hazardous Materials Table
    In the HMT, Special Provision B37 is erroneously applied to Column 
(7) for the Packing Group I entry of ``Cyanide solutions, n.o.s.,'' 
UN1935. Special Provision B37 once applied to ``Nitric oxide, 
compressed,'' but does not address or apply to cyanide solutions. 
Therefore, in this final rule, Special Provision B37 is being removed 
from Column (7) of the HMT for ``Cyanide solutions, n.o.s.,'' UN1935. 
(Also, see Sec.  172.102.)
    In a final rule published on March 5, 1999 [64 FR 10742] under 
Docket Number RSPA-98-4185 (HM-215C) entitled ``Harmonization with the 
United Nations Recommendations, International Maritime Dangerous Goods 
Code, and International Civil Aviation Organization's Technical 
Instructions,'' a plus (+) sign was added to Column (1) of the HMT for 
the entry ``Aminophenols (o-; m-; p-),'' UN2512. During the printing 
process, the isomers were inadvertently changed from Italic font to 
Roman font. In this final rule, we are correcting the font to Italic. 
Words in italics are not part of the proper shipping name, but may be 
used in addition to the proper shipping name.
Section 172.102
    This section prescribes the special provisions assigned to Sec.  
172.101 HMT entries. Special provisions with a ``B'' code apply to bulk 
packagings. Special provisions with an ``N'' code apply to non-bulk 
packagings. Aside from the entry ``Cyanide solutions, n.o.s,'' UN1935, 
the Special Provisions B37, B50, B60, and N72 are not assigned to any 
entries in the HMT and are being removed from Sec.  172.102 in this 
final rule. In addition, Special Provision B37 is being removed from 
the entry, ``Cyanide solutions, n.o.s,'' UN1935 (see preamble 
discussion under ``Sec.  172.101, The Hazardous Materials Table''). For 
background information on the ``B'' and ``N'' codes being removed, the 
following is provided:
    [ssquf] Special Provision B37 required that the amount of nitric 
oxide charged into any tank car tank not exceed 1,379 kPa (200 psig) at 
21 [deg]C (70 [deg]F).
    [ssquf] Special Provision B50 required that, when transported in a 
multi-unit tank car tank, each valve outlet of a multi-unit tank car 
tank was to be sealed by a threaded solid plug or a threaded cap with 
inert luting or gasket material. Valves were to be stainless steel and 
the caps, plugs, and valve seats were to be of a material that would 
not deteriorate as a result of contact with the lading.
    [ssquf] Special Provision B60 authorized certain entries in the HMT 
to be transported in DOT Specification 106A500X multi-unit tank car 
tanks that were not equipped with a pressure relief device of any type. 
For the transportation of phosgene, the outage was required to be 
sufficient to prevent tanks from becoming liquid full at 55 [deg]C (130 
[deg]F).
    [ssquf] Special Provision N72 required that packagings used to 
transport the material for certain entries in the HMT were to be 
examined by the Bureau of Explosives and approved by the Associate 
Administrator.
Section 172.204
    This section prescribes requirements for the shipper's 
certification. In paragraph (a)(2), the spelling of the word 
``labelled'' is revised to read ``labeled.'' Although both spellings 
are correct, we are revising this spelling for consistency throughout 
the HMR. It should be noted that this is merely an editorial change and 
does not invalidate certification statements that have the ``labelled'' 
spelling.
Section 172.514
    This section prescribes the placarding requirements for a bulk 
packaging containing a hazardous material as specified for the material 
in Sec. Sec.  172.504 and 172.505. In paragraph (c)(4), as amended 
under a final rule published on July 20, 2011 [76 FR 43510] under 
Docket PHMSA-2009-0151 (HM-218F) entitled ``Hazardous Materials: 
Miscellaneous Amendments,'' we are correcting two errors that occurred 
during the printing process of this section. In this final rule, we are 
adding the wording ``white square-on-point'' for consistency with the 
identification number marking requirements under Sec.  172.332, and 
making an editorial and punctuation correction at the end of the

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sentence to return the paragraph (c) exceptions to an ``and'' clause. 
Prior to the July 20, 2011 rulemaking, if any of the five conditions 
specified in paragraph (c) were satisfied, the labeling alternative to 
placarding was authorized. Changes under HM-218F made this less clear.

Part 173

Section 173.12
    This section prescribes the exceptions for the shipment of waste 
materials. In paragraphs (b)(2)(ii)(B) and (b)(2)(ii)(C), the unit 
conversions of 3 mils and 6 mils to inches is corrected in this final 
rule from ``0.12 inches'' and ``0.24 inches'' to read ``0.003 inches'' 
and ``0.006 inches,'' respectively.
Section 173.35
    This section prescribes the requirements for hazardous materials in 
intermediate bulk containers (IBCs). Paragraph (h)(2) was revised in a 
final rule published on February 2, 2010 [75 FR 5376] under Docket 
PHMSA-06-25736 (HM-231) entitled ``Hazardous Materials; Miscellaneous 
Packaging Amendments.'' The revision in that rule corrected an error in 
the pressure limitation for metal IBC's. During the printing process, 
paragraph (h) introductory text was inadvertently omitted and its 
intended subparagraphs were mistakenly added to paragraph (g). We are 
correcting these errors in this rulemaking. The subparagraphs 
mistakenly added to paragraph (g) are reinserted into paragraph (h) and 
paragraph (g) will again stand alone as intended and submitted to the 
Federal Register.
Section 173.134
    This section prescribes the definitions and exceptions for Class 6, 
Division 6.2 hazardous materials. In Sec.  173.134, the last paragraph 
addressing transitional provisions was inadvertently alphanumerically 
numbered with a ``(c),'' which mistakenly duplicates another 
alphanumerical number in this section. This oversight is corrected in 
this final rule by renumbering the paragraph as ``(e).'' We will remove 
this paragraph in a future rulemaking. However, until that time, it 
will remain in the HMR as an informational paragraph to state that the 
authorization for the continued use of the criteria for packing group 
assignments in effect on December 31, 2006 ended on January 1, 2012.
Section 173.159a
    This section prescribes the exceptions for non-spillable batteries. 
In this final rule, we are clarifying the introductory text for Sec.  
173.159a(c) that the exception from the packaging requirements in Sec.  
173.159 does not include an exception from the vibration and pressure 
differential tests in Sec.  173.159(f) for determination of a wet 
battery as non-spillable. Specifically, we are revising the wording to 
read ``non-spillable batteries, as determined in accordance with Sec.  
173.159(f) of this subpart, are excepted from the packaging 
requirements of Sec.  173.159 under the following conditions:''
Section 173.319
    This section prescribes the requirements for cryogenic liquids in 
tank cars. We are revising paragraph (a)(3) to update the email address 
and telephone number for the shipper to contact the Federal Railroad 
Administration whenever a tank car containing any flammable cryogenic 
liquid is not received by the consignee within 20 days from the date of 
shipment.
Section 174.435
    This section contains the table of A1 and A2 
values for radionuclides. The entry for ``Sm-147'' contains a printing 
error. In the seventh column for specific activity in TBq/g, the value 
is missing a ``0'' in the exponent. We are correcting ``8.5 x 
10-\1\'' to read ``8.5 x 10-\10\.''

Part 175

Section 175.702
    This section specifies the separation distance requirements for 
packages containing Class 7 (radioactive) materials in cargo aircraft. 
In the first column of the Sec.  175.702(a)(2)(ii) table heading, a 
typographical error is corrected by revising ``of predesignated area'' 
to read ``or predesignated area.''

Part 178

Section 178.46
    This section prescribes requirements for Specification 3AL seamless 
aluminum cylinders. Paragraph (k) addresses the duties of the 
inspector. In Sec.  178.46(k)(2), the reference to performance or 
verification of ultrasonic inspection requirements is corrected from 
paragraph ``(c)'' to read ``(b)(5).''
Section 178.70
    This section specifies procedures for the approval of United 
Nations (UN) pressure receptacles. In paragraph (e)(5), we are revising 
the incorrect reference to ``Sec.  178.72'' to correctly read ``Sec.  
178.71.''
Section 178.71
    This section prescribes specifications for United Nations (UN) 
pressure receptacles. In paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2) and (k)(1)(i), the 
reference to the tensile strength of ``1100'' has an unnecessary space 
and incorrectly reads ``1 100.'' In this final rule, we are removing 
this additional space.
Section 178.75
    This section prescribes specifications for Multiple Element Gas 
Containers (MEGCs). In paragraphs (d)(3)(i) and (d)(3)(ii), the 
reference to the tensile strength of ``1100'' has an unnecessary space 
and incorrectly reads ``1 100.'' In this final rule, we are removing 
this additional space.
Section 178.503
    This section prescribes requirements for the marking of non-bulk 
performance-oriented packagings. Paragraph (e)(1) was revised under a 
final rule published on February 2, 2010 [75 FR 5376] under Docket 
PHMSA-06-25736 (HM-231) and again under a final rule published on 
September 30, 2010 [75 FR 60333] under Docket PHMSA-06-25736 (HM-231) 
both entitled ``Hazardous Materials: Miscellaneous Packaging 
Amendments.'' The revisions in these rules provided detailed 
requirements for the marking of the United Nations symbol on 
performance-oriented packaging. During the printing process, paragraph 
(d) was mistakenly printed with the subparagraphs intended for 
paragraph (e), and the introductory text for paragraph (e) was omitted 
altogether. The result was that this section skipped from paragraph (d) 
directly to paragraph (f). Under this final rule, we are revising the 
paragraphs with the correct numbering as intended and submitted to the 
Federal Register. Specifically, paragraph (d) is a stand-alone 
paragraph without the subparagraphs intended for paragraph (e). The 
paragraph (e) introductory text is reinserted, and the subparagraphs 
mistakenly printed under paragraph (d) are relocated to their correct 
position as subparagraphs to paragraph (e).
Section 178.601
    This section prescribes the general requirements for the testing of 
non-bulk packagings and packages. The term ``different packaging'' is 
defined in paragraph (c)(4). Paragraph (c)(4)(v) of the definition 
excludes packagings which differ only in a lesser design height from 
the category of a ``different packaging.'' For purposes of 
clarification, we are revising the paragraph to link the exclusion to 
the

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authorized packaging variations that allow a packaging to be 
manufactured at a lesser design height by adding a reference to the 
variations in paragraph (g)(3) for single packaging, and to (g)(4) for 
combination packaging.

Part 179

Appendix B to Part 179
    Appendix B to Part 179 prescribes procedures for simulated pool and 
torch-fire testing. Paragraphs 2.a.(1) and 3.a.(1) are revised by 
correcting an erroneous mathematical calculation. This correction 
should improve compliance by clarifying the conversion factors.

III. Regulatory Analyses and Notices

A. Statutory Authority

    This final rule is published under authority of 49 U.S.C. 5103(b), 
which authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to prescribe 
regulations for the safe transportation, including security, of 
hazardous material in intrastate, interstate, and foreign commerce. The 
purpose of this final rule is to remove unnecessary cross references to 
the HMT, correct grammatical and typographical errors, and, in response 
to requests for clarification, improve the clarity of certain 
provisions in the HMT.

B. Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 and DOT Regulatory Policies and 
Procedures

    This final rule is not considered a significant regulatory action 
under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866 and, therefore, was not 
reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. This rule is not 
significant under the Regulatory Policies and Procedures of the 
Department of Transportation (44 FR 11034). Additionally, E.O. 13563 
supplements and reaffirms E.O. 12866, stressing that, to the extent 
permitted by law, an agency rulemaking action must be based on benefits 
that justify its costs, impose the least burden, consider cumulative 
burdens, maximize benefits, use performance objectives, and assess 
available alternatives. This final rule does not impose new or revised 
requirements for hazardous materials shippers or carriers; therefore, 
it is not necessary to prepare a regulatory impact analysis.

C. Executive Order 13132

    This final rule has been analyzed in accordance with the principles 
and criteria in Executive Order 13132 (``Federalism''). This final rule 
does not adopt any regulation that: (1) Has substantial direct effects 
on the states, the relationship between the national government and the 
states, or the distribution of power and responsibilities among the 
various levels of government; or (2) imposes substantial direct 
compliance costs on state and local governments. PHMSA is not aware of 
any state, local, or Indian tribe requirements that would be preempted 
by correcting editorial errors and making minor regulatory changes. 
This final rule does not have sufficient federalism impacts to warrant 
the preparation of a federalism assessment.

D. Executive Order 13175

    This final rule has been analyzed in accordance with the principles 
and criteria contained in Executive Order 13175 (``Consultation and 
Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments''). Because this final rule 
does not have tribal implications, does not impose substantial direct 
compliance costs on Indian tribal governments, and does not preempt 
tribal law, the funding and consultation requirements of Executive 
Order 13175 do not apply, and a tribal summary impact statement is not 
required.

E. Regulatory Flexibility Act, Executive Order 13272, and DOT 
Procedures and Policies

    This final rule will not have a significant economic impact on a 
substantial number of small entities. This rule makes minor editorial 
changes which will not impose any new requirements on persons subject 
to the HMR; thus, there are no direct or indirect adverse economic 
impacts for small units of government, businesses, or other 
organizations.

F. Executive Order 13563 Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review

    Executive Order 13563 is supplemental to and reaffirms the 
principles, structures, and definitions governing regulatory review 
that were established in Executive Order 12866 Regulatory Planning and 
Review of September 30, 1993. In addition, Executive Order 13563 
specifically requires agencies to: (1) Involve the public in the 
regulatory process; (2) promote simplification and harmonization 
through interagency coordination; (3) identify and consider regulatory 
approaches that reduce burden and maintain flexibility; (4) ensure the 
objectivity of any scientific or technological information used to 
support regulatory action; consider how to best promote retrospective 
analysis to modify, streamline, expand, or repeal existing rules that 
are outmoded, ineffective, insufficient, or excessively burdensome.
    A complete review of the existing HMR led to the identification of 
various minor errors in the HMR. The errors identified have no effect 
on the intent or meaning of the regulations. The correction of these 
errors will clarify current text while maintaining the intent of the 
regulations affected. This final rule is designed to address those 
errors by making non-substantive changes to the HMR such as editorial 
changes, spelling corrections, removal of transitional requirements 
that are no longer applicable and formatting modifications. This final 
rule corrects these errors but does not require the application of 
Executive Order 13563. The final rule does however clarify the 
regulatory text thus improving the regulations.

G. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995

    This rule does not impose unfunded mandates under the Unfunded 
Mandates Reform Act of 1995. It does not result in costs of $141.3 
million or more to either state, local, or tribal governments, in the 
aggregate, or to the private sector, and is the least burdensome 
alternative that achieves the objectives of the rule.

H. Paperwork Reduction Act

    There are no new information collection requirements in this final 
rule.

I. Environmental Impact Analysis

    The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended 
(42 U.S.C. 4321-4347), and implementing regulations by the Council on 
Environmental Quality (40 CFR part 1500) require Federal agencies to 
consider the consequences of Federal actions and prepare a detailed 
statement on actions that significantly affect the quality of the human 
environment.
    The purpose of this rulemaking is to correct editorial errors, 
makes minor regulatory changes and, in response to requests for 
clarification, improves the clarity of certain provisions in the HMR. 
The intended effect of this rule is to enhance the accuracy and reduce 
misunderstandings of the regulations. The amendments contained in this 
rule are non-substantive changes and do not impose new requirements. 
Therefore, PHMSA has determined that the implementation of this final 
rule will not have any significant impact on the quality of the human 
environment.

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J. Regulation Identifier Number (RIN)

    A regulation identifier number (RIN) is assigned to each regulatory 
action listed in the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulations. The 
Regulatory Information Service Center publishes the Unified Agenda in 
April and October of each year. The RIN number contained in the heading 
of this document can be used to cross-reference this action with the 
Unified Agenda.

K. Privacy Act

    Anyone is able to search the electronic form of all comments 
received into any of our dockets by the name of the individual 
submitting the comment (or signing the comment, if submitted on behalf 
of an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT's 
complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on 
April 11, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 70, pages 19477-78), or at http://www.regulations.gov.

List of Subjects

49 CFR Part 107

    Administrative practice and procedure, Hazardous materials 
transportation, Penalties, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

49 CFR Part 171

    Exports, Hazardous materials transportation, Hazardous waste, 
Imports, Incorporation by reference, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

49 CFR Part 172

    Education, Hazardous materials transportation, Hazardous waste, 
Labeling, Packaging and containers, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

49 CFR Part 173

    Hazardous materials transportation, Packaging and containers, 
Radioactive materials, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, 
Uranium.

49 CFR Part 175

    Hazardous materials transportation, Radioactive materials, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

49 CFR Part 178

    Hazardous materials transportation, Incorporation by reference, 
Motor vehicle safety, Packaging and containers, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

49 CFR Part 179

    Hazardous materials transportation, Railroad safety, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

    In consideration of the foregoing, 49 CFR chapter I is amended as 
follows:

PART 107--HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PROGRAM PROCEDURES

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1. The authority citation for part 107 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5101-5128, 44701; Pub. L. 101-410 section 4 
(28 U.S.C. 2461 note), Pub. L. 104-121 sections 212-213; Pub. L. 
104-134 section 31001; Pub. L. 112-141 section 33006; 49 CFR 1.45 
and 1.53.


0
2. In Sec.  107.202, paragraph (a)(4) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  107.202  Standards for determining preemption.

    (a) * * *
    (4) The written notification, recording, and reporting of the 
unintentional release in transportation of hazardous material and other 
written hazardous materials transportation incident reporting involving 
State or local emergency responders in the initial response to the 
incident.
* * * * *

PART 171--GENERAL INFORMATION, REGULATIONS, AND DEFINITIONS

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3. The authority citation for part 171 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5101-5128, 44701; 49 CFR 1.45 and 1.53; 
Pub. L. 101-410 section 4 (28 U.S.C. 2461 note); Pub. L. 104-134 
section 31001.


0
4. In Sec.  171.7, in the paragraph (a)(3) Table of material 
incorporated by reference, in the first column, for the entries ``ISO 
9809-1'' and ``ISO 9809-2,'' the source and name of material is revised 
to read as follows:


Sec.  171.7  Reference material.

    (a) * * *
    (3) * * *

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                           Source and name of material                                   49 CFR  reference
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                                                  * * * * * * *
ISO 9809-1: Gas cylinders--Refillable seamless steel gas cylinders--Design,
 construction and testing--Part 1: Quenched and tempered steel cylinders with
 tensile strength less than 1100 MPa., First edition, June 1999, (E)
ISO 9809-2: Gas cylinders--Refillable seamless steel gas cylinders--Design,
 construction and testing--Part 2: Quenched and tempered steel cylinders with
 tensile strength greater than or equal to 1100 MPa., First edition, June 2000,
 (E)
 
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5. Section 171.8 is revised as follows:
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a. The term ``Containership'' is removed and ``Container ship'' is 
added in its place; and
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b. The definition of ``Hazardous material'' is revised.
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  171.8  Definitions and abbreviations.

* * * * *
    Container ship * * *
* * * * *
    Hazardous material means a substance or material that the Secretary 
of Transportation has determined is capable of posing an unreasonable 
risk to health, safety, and property when transported in commerce, and 
has designated as hazardous under section 5103 of Federal hazardous 
materials transportation law (49 U.S.C. 5103). The term includes 
hazardous substances, hazardous wastes, marine pollutants, elevated 
temperature materials, materials designated as hazardous in the 
Hazardous Materials Table (see 49 CFR 172.101), and materials that meet 
the defining criteria for hazard classes and divisions in part 173 of 
this subchapter.
* * * * *

PART 172--HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TABLE, SPECIAL PROVISIONS, HAZARDOUS 
MATERIALS COMMUNICATIONS, EMERGENCY RESPONSE INFORMATION, TRAINING 
REQUIREMENTS, AND SECURITY PLANS

0
6. The authority citation for part 172 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5101-5128; 44701, 49 CFR 1.53.


0
7. In Sec.  172.101, paragraph (c)(10)(ii) is revised to read as 
follows:

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Sec.  172.101  Purpose and use of hazardous materials table.

* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (10) * * *
    (ii) If one or more of the conditions in paragraphs (c)(10)(i)(A) 
through (F) of this section is satisfied then the proper shipping name 
selection process in (c)(12)(ii) must be used.
* * * * *

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8. In Sec.  172.101, in the Hazardous Materials Table, the following 
entries are revised to read as follows:


Sec.  172.101  Purpose and use of hazardous materials table.

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                                                                                                Sec.   172.101 Hazardous Materials Table
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                    Hazardous                                                                                                    (8) Packaging (Sec.   173.***)            (9) Quantity limitations (see        (10) Vessel stowage
                    materials        Hazard                                                                            --------------------------------------------------     Sec.  Sec.   173.27 and    -------------------------------
   Symbols      descriptions and    class or     Identification          PG          Label codes    Special provisions                                                   -------------175.75)------------
                 proper shipping    division        numbers                                          (Sec.   172.102)      Exceptions        Non-bulk          Bulk          Passenger    Cargo aircraft     Location          Other
                      names                                                                                                                                                aircraft/rail       only
(1)            (2)...............         (3)  (4)..............  (5)............  (6)............  (7)...............  (8A)...........  (8B)...........  (8C)..........  (9A)..........  (9B)..........  (10A).........  (10B)
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+............  Aminophenols (o-;   ..........  .................  ...............  ...............  ..................  ...............  ...............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............  ..............
                m-; p-).
 
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G............  Cyanide solutions,         6.1  UN1935...........  I..............  6.1............  T14, TP2, TP13,     None...........  201............  243...........  1 L...........  30 L..........  B.............  40, 52
                n.o.s..                                                                              TP27.
                                                                  II.............  6.1............  IB2, T11, TP2,      153............  202............  243...........  5 L...........  60 L..........  A.............  40, 52
                                                                                                     TP13, TP27.
                                                                  III............  6.1............  IB3, T7, TP2,       153............  203............  241...........  60 L..........  220 L.........  A.............  40, 52
                                                                                                     TP13, TP28.
 
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Sec.  172.102  [Amended]

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9. Amend Sec.  172.102 as follows:
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a. In paragraph (c)(3), Special Provisions B37, B50 and B60 are 
removed.
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b. In paragraph (c)(5), Special Provision N72 is removed.


Sec.  172.204  [Amended]

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10. In Sec.  172.204, in paragraph (a)(2), the wording ``labelled/
placarded'' is revised to read ``labeled/placarded''.


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11. In Sec.  172.514, paragraph (c)(4) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  172.514  Bulk packagings.

* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (4) An IBC. For an IBC labeled in accordance with subpart E of this 
part instead of placarded, the IBC may display the proper shipping name 
and UN identification number in accordance with the size requirements 
of Sec.  172.302(b)(2) in place of the UN number on an orange panel, 
placard or white square-on-point; and
* * * * *

PART 173--SHIPPERS--GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SHIPMENTS AND 
PACKAGINGS

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12. The authority citation for part 173 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5101-5128, 44701; 49 CFR 1.45, 1.53.


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13. In Sec.  173.12, paragraphs (b)(2)(ii)(B) and (C) are revised to 
read as follows:


Sec.  173.12  Exceptions for shipment of waste materials.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (ii) * * *
    (B) At a minimum, a double-walled UN 4G fiberboard box made out of 
500 pound burst-strength fiberboard fitted with a polyethylene liner at 
least 3 mils (0.003 inches) thick and when filled during testing to 95 
percent capacity with a solid material, successfully passes the tests 
prescribed in Sec. Sec.  178.603 (drop) and 178.606 (stacking), and is 
capable of passing the tests prescribed in Sec.  178.608 (vibration) to 
at least the Packing Group II performance level for liquids or solids; 
or
    (C) A UN 11G fiberboard intermediate bulk container (IBC) or a UN 
11HH2 composite IBC, fitted with a polyethylene liner at least 6 mils 
(0.006 inches) thick, that successfully passes the tests prescribed in 
Subpart O of Part 178 and Sec.  178.603 to at least the Packing Group 
II performance level for liquids or solids; a UN 11HH2 is composed of 
multiple layers of encapsulated corrugated fiberboard between inner and 
outer layers of woven coated polypropylene.
* * * * *

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14. In Sec.  173.35, paragraphs (g) and (h) are revised to read as 
follows:


Sec.  173.35  Hazardous materials in IBCs.

* * * * *
    (g) Each IBC used for transportation of solids which may become 
liquid at temperatures likely to be encountered during transportation 
must also be capable of containing the substance in the liquid state.
    (h) Liquid hazardous materials may only be offered for 
transportation in a metal, rigid plastic, or composite IBC that is 
appropriately resistant to an increase in internal pressure likely to 
develop during transportation.
    (1) A rigid plastic or composite IBC may only be filled with a 
liquid having a vapor pressure less than or equal to the greater of the 
following two values: The first value is determined from any of the 
methods in paragraphs (h)(1)(i), (ii) or (iii) of this section. The 
second value is determined by the method in paragraph (h)(1)(iv) of 
this section.
    (i) The gauge pressure (pressure in the IBC above ambient 
atmospheric pressure) measured in the IBC at 55 [deg]C (131 [deg]F). 
This gauge pressure must not exceed two-thirds of the marked test 
pressure and must be determined after the IBC was filled and closed at 
15 [deg]C (60 [deg]F) to less than or equal to 98 percent of its 
capacity.
    (ii) The absolute pressure (vapor pressure of the hazardous 
material plus atmospheric pressure) in the IBC at 50 [deg]C (122 
[deg]F). This absolute pressure must not exceed four-sevenths of the 
sum of the marked test pressure and 100 kPa (14.5 psia).
    (iii) The absolute pressure (vapor pressure of the hazardous 
material plus atmospheric pressure) in the IBC at 55 [deg]C (131 
[deg]F). This absolute pressure must not exceed two-thirds of the sum 
of the marked test pressure and 100 kPa (14.5 psia).
    (iv) Twice the static pressure of the substance, measured at the 
bottom of the IBC. This value must not be less than twice the static 
pressure of water.
    (2) Liquids having a vapor pressure greater than 110 kPa (16 psig) 
at 50 [deg]C (122 [deg]F) or 130 kPa (18.9 psig) at 55 [deg]C (131 
[deg]F) may not be transported in metal IBCs.
* * * * *

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15. In Sec.  173.134, in the last paragraph, the second alphanumerical 
number (c) for transitional provisions, is renumbered to (e) and 
revised to read as follows:


Sec.  173.134  Class 6, Division 6.2--Definitions and exceptions.

* * * * *
    (e) Transitional provisions. The authorization for continued use of 
the criteria for packing group assignments in effect on December 31, 
2006 ended on January 1, 2012.

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16. In Sec.  173.159a, paragraph (c) introductory text is revised to 
read as follows:


Sec.  173.159a  Exceptions for non-spillable batteries.

* * * * *
    (c) Non-spillable batteries, as determined in accordance with Sec.  
173.159(f) of this subpart, are excepted from the packaging 
requirements of Sec.  173.159 under the following conditions:
* * * * *

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17. In Sec.  173.319, paragraph (a)(3) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  173.319  Cryogenic liquids in tank cars.

    (a) * * *
    (3) The shipper must notify the Federal Railroad Administration 
whenever a tank car containing any flammable cryogenic liquid is not 
received by the consignee within 20 days from the date of shipment. 
Notification to the Federal Railroad Administration may be made by 
email to HMassist@dot.gov or telephone call to (202) 493-6245.
* * * * *

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18. In Sec.  173.435, in the Table of A1 and A2 
values for radionuclides, the entry ``Sm-147'' is revised to read as 
follows:


Sec.  173.435  Table of A1 and A2 values for radionuclides.

* * * * *

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                                                                                                                                Specific activity
     Symbol of radionuclide          Element and        A1(TBq)         A1(Ci)\b\         A2(TBq)         A2(Ci)\b\    ---------------------------------
                                    atomic number                                                                           (TBq/g)           (Ci/g)
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                                                                      * * * * * * *
Sm-147..........................                    Unlimited......  Unlimited......  Unlimited......  Unlimited......   8.5 x 10-\10\     2.3 x 10-\8\
 
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* * * * *

PART 175--CARRIAGE BY AIRCRAFT

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19. The authority citation for part 175 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 4101-51128; 44701; 49 CFR 1.45 and 1.53.

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20. In Sec.  175.702, in paragraph (a)(2)(ii), the table heading is 
revised to read as follows:


Sec.  175.702  Separation distance requirements for packages containing 
Class 7 (radioactive) materials in cargo aircraft.

* * * * *
    (a) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (ii) * * *

------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Transport index or sum of transport     Minimum separation distances
    indexes of all packages in the     ---------------------------------
    aircraft or predesignated area        Centimeters         Inches
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
                              * * * * * * *
------------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 178--SPECIFICATIONS FOR PACKAGINGS

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21. The authority citation for part 178 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5101-5128; 49 CFR 1.53.


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22. In Sec.  178.46, paragraph (k)(2) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  178.46  Specification 3AL seamless aluminum cylinders.

* * * * *
    (k) * * *
    (2) The inspector must verify ultrasonic inspection of all material 
by inspection or by obtaining the material producer's certificate of 
ultrasonic inspection. Ultrasonic inspection must be performed or 
verified as having been performed in accordance with paragraph (b)(5) 
of this section.
* * * * *


Sec.  178.70  [Amended]

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23. In Sec.  178.70, in paragraph (e)(5), the reference ``Sec.  
178.72'' is removed and the reference ``Sec.  178.71'' is added in its 
place.


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24. In Sec.  178.71, paragraphs (g)(1), (g)(2) and (k)(1)(i) are 
revised to read as follows:


Sec.  178.71  Specifications for UN pressure receptacles.

* * * * *
    (g) * * *
    (1) ISO 9809-1: Gas cylinders--Refillable seamless steel gas 
cylinders--Design, construction and testing--Part 1: Quenched and 
tempered steel cylinders with tensile strength less than 1100 MPa. 
(IBR, see Sec.  171.7 of this subchapter).
    (2) ISO 9809-2: Gas cylinders--Refillable seamless steel gas 
cylinders--Design, construction and testing--Part 2: Quenched and 
tempered steel cylinders with tensile strength greater than or equal to 
1100 MPa. (IBR, see Sec.  171.7 of this subchapter).
* * * * *
    (k) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (i) ISO 9809-1: Gas cylinders--Refillable seamless steel gas 
cylinders--Design, construction and testing--Part 1: Quenched and 
tempered steel cylinders with tensile strength less than 1100 MPa.
* * * * *

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25. In Sec.  178.75, paragraphs (d)(3)(i) and (d)(3)(ii) are revised to 
read as follows:


Sec.  178.75  Specifications for MEGCs.

* * * * *
    (d) * * *
    (3) * * *
    (i) ISO 9809-1: Gas cylinders--Refillable seamless steel gas 
cylinders--Design, construction and testing--Part 1: Quenched and 
tempered steel cylinders with tensile strength less than 1100 MPa. 
(IBR, see Sec.  171.7 of this subchapter);
    (ii) ISO 9809-2: Gas cylinders--Refillable seamless steel gas 
cylinders--Design, construction and testing--Part 2: Quenched and 
tempered steel cylinders with tensile strength greater than or equal to 
1100 MPa. (IBR, see Sec.  171.7 of this subchapter);
* * * * *

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26. In Sec.  178.503, paragraphs (d) introductory text and (e) are 
revised to read as follows:


Sec.  178.503  Marking of packagings.

* * * * *
    (d) Marking of remanufactured packagings. For remanufactured metal 
drums, if there is no change to the packaging type and no replacement 
or removal of integral structural components, the required markings 
need not be permanent (e.g., embossed). Every other remanufactured drum 
must bear the marks required in paragraphs (a)(1) through (a)(6) of 
this section in a permanent form (e.g., embossed) on the top head or 
side. If the metal thickness marking required in paragraph (a)(9)(i) of 
this section does not appear on the bottom of the drum, or if it is no 
longer valid, the remanufacturer also must mark this information in 
permanent form.
    (e) The following are examples of symbols and required markings. 
(1)(i) The United Nations symbol is:
[GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TR05OC12.059

    (ii) The circle that surrounds the letters ``u'' and ``n'' may have 
small breaks provided the following provisions are met:

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    (A) The total gap space does not exceed 15 percent of the 
circumference of the circle;
    (B) There are no more than four gaps in the circle;
    C) The spacing between gaps is separated by no less than 20 percent 
of the circumference of the circle (72 degrees); and
    D) The letters ``u'' and ``n'' appear exactly as depicted in Sec.  
178.503(e)(1)(i) with no gaps.
    (2) Examples of markings for a new packaging are as follows:
    (i) For a fiberboard box designed to contain an inner packaging:
    [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TR05OC12.060
    

(as in Sec.  178.503 (a)(1) through (9) of this subpart).

    (ii) For a steel drum designed to contain liquids:
    [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TR05OC12.061
    

(as in Sec.  178.503 (a)(1) through (10) of this subpart).

    (iii) For a steel drum to transport solids or inner packagings:
    [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TR05OC12.062
    

(as in Sec.  178.503 (a)(1) through (8) of this subpart).

    (3) Examples of markings for reconditioned packagings are as 
follows:
[GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TR05OC12.063


(as in Sec.  178.503(c)(1)).
* * * * *

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27. In Sec.  178.601, paragraph (c)(4)(v) is revised to read as 
follows:


Sec.  178.601  General requirements.

* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (4) * * *
    (v) A packaging identified in paragraph (g)(3) or (g)(4) of this 
section,

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which differs from the design type only in a lesser design height; or
* * * * *

PART 179--SPECIFICATIONS FOR TANK CARS

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28. The authority citation for part 179 is revised to read as follows:

    Authority: 49 U.S.C. 5101-5128; 49 CFR 1.53.

0
29. In Appendix B to Part 179, paragraphs 2.a.(1) and 3.a.(1) are 
revised to read as follows:

Appendix B to Part 179--Procedures for Simulated Pool and Torch-Fire 
Testing.

* * * * *
    2. Simulated pool fire test.
    a. A pool-fire environment must be simulated in the following 
manner:
    (1) The source of the simulated pool fire must be hydrocarbon 
fuel with a flame temperature of 871 [deg]C plus or minus 55.6 
[deg]C (1600[emsp14][deg]F plus-or-minus 100[emsp14][deg]F) 
throughout the duration of the test.
* * * * *
    3. Simulated torch fire test.
    a. A torch-fire environment must be simulated in the following 
manner:
    (1) The source of the simulated torch must be a hydrocarbon fuel 
with a flame temperature of 1,204 [deg]C plus-or-minus 55.6 [deg]C 
(2,200 [deg]F plus or minus 100 [deg]F), throughout the duration of 
the test. Furthermore, torch velocities must be 64.4 km/h 16 km/h (40 mph 10 mph) throughout the duration of 
the test.
* * * * *

    Issued in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2012 under authority 
delegated in 49 CFR part 1.
Timothy P. Butters,
Deputy Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-24263 Filed 10-4-12; 8:45 am]
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