Bulk Packaging to Allow for Transfer of Hazardous Liquid Cargoes

Docket ID: USCG-2011-0088
Agency: Coast Guard (USCG)
Parent Agency: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
The final rule would permit the use of United Nations-approved portable tanks for the transfer of hazardous liquid cargoes to and from portable tanks on vessels. The rule would align Coast Guard regulations with the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Materials Regulations and the International Maritime Organization's International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code for the construction and use of portable tanks. The use of certain Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs) would also be allowed for the transfer of additional hazardous liquid cargoes to and from vessels.
RIN: 1625-AB63
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 46 CFR 98.30,46 CFR 98.33
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2013
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 46 USC 3306, 46 USC 3703, DHS Delegation No. 0170.1
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM03/09/201277 FR 14327
NPRM Comment Period End05/08/2012
Final Rule09/06/201378 FR 54775
Final Rule Effective12/05/2013
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Action Office: Headquarters
Subtype: Dangerous Cargoes
Type: Rulemaking

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/11/2013
ID: USCG-2011-0088-0009
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/13/2012
ID: USCG-2011-0088-0002


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Agency Contact
LT Elizabeth J. Newton
Project Manager (CG-ENG-5)
Office of Hazardous Materials (CG-ENG-5), 2703 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue SE., STOP 7509, Washington, DC 20593-7509
Washington, DC 20593-7509
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