The Research and Special Programs Administration (RSPA) issued an amendment to a prior rule on harmonization of its hazardous materials (HazMat) transportation regulations with international standards, including the International Maritime Dangerous Goods
(IMDG) Code. The amendment responds to comments received on the earlier rule and corrects various errors. The rule is effective immediately, but compliance is delayed until October 1, 2004. 69 Fed. Reg. 34604 (June 22, 2004). The agency also published a lengthy proposal to further amend its regulations in order to keep up with continually changing international provisions. Comments on this latest proposal should be submitted by August 23, 2004. 69 Fed. Reg. 34723 (HK Law).