New HazMat Rules

Thursday, July 28, 2005
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is amending the Hazardous Materials Transportation Regulations (HMTR) to add a definition for “person who offers or offeror”. Effective October 1, this term will mean any person who performs or is responsible for performing any pre-transportation function required by the HMTR or who tenders or makes hazardous material available to a carrier for transportation in commerce. A carrier is not an offeror when it performs a function as a condition of accepting a hazardous material for transportation in commerce or when it transfers a hazardous material to another carrier for continued transportation without performing a pre-transportation function. 70 Fed. Reg. 43638 (HK Law)

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