Rulemaking to Incorporate Standards for Multi-purpose Bulk Trucks Heads to the Federal Register


Today, PHMSA forwarded to the Office of the Federal Register HM-233D, the agency’s long-awaited rulemaking to incorporate standards for multi-purpose bulk trucks(MBT) into the hazardous materials regulations.  HM-233D is the outcome of a petition for rulemaking filed by IME based on industry standards contained in Safety Library Publication (SLP) 23.   This rulemaking had been delayed for a year because OMB has assigned it a “significant” rulemaking status.  PHMSA worked hard and was successful in getting OMB to reverse this designation.  This is a victory for IME.