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Hazardous Materials: Modernizing Regulations To Improve Safety and Efficiency; Extension of Comment Period

Advance notice of proposed rulemaking; Extension of comment period.

On July 5, 2023, PHMSA published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, titled ``Hazardous Materials: Modernizing Regulations to Improve Safety and Efficiency (HM-265A),'' seeking comment of 46 topics related to modernizing the hazardous materials regulations to increase efficiency while maintaining and improving safety. In response to a request for an extension of the comment period submitted by the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association, PHMSA is extending the comment period for the HM-265A notice for an additional 60 days. Comments to the HM-265A notice will now be due by December 4, 2023.

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