DOT has pushed back the effective dates for two final rules related to hazardous-materials transportation.
As reported in the Federal Register May 26, 2004, [Docket No. RSPA-99-5013 (HM-229)], the deadline for new incident reporting requirements has been extended from July 1, 2004 to January 1, 2005.
For hazmat incidents occurring on or after January 1, 2005, only the revised DOT Form F 5800.1 (01-2004) will be accepted by DOT. The rule was originally published on December 3, 2003 under Docket HM-229 (68 FR 67746).
For more information, contact Glenn Foster, Office of Hazardous Materials Standards, Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) at 202-366-8553.
Implementation of a rule clarifying the applicability of hazmat regulations to loading, unloading and storage operations has been delayed from October 1, 2004 to January 1, 2005. See Federal Register May 28, 2004 [Docket No. RSPA-98-4952 (HM-223)]. The original rule (68 FR 61905) was published by RSPA on October 30, 2003.