April 2016

DOT publishes final Reverse Logistics Rule

The U.S. Dept. of Transporation’s (DOT) Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently published the long awaited Reverse Logistics Final Rule, HM-253. This rulemaking will have a significant impact on many of SPRAY’s readers.

PHMSA is adopting regulatory amendments applicable to the reverse logistics shipments of certain hazardous materials by highway transportation. This final rule revises the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to include a definition of “reverse logistics” and provides appropriate provisions for hazardous materials within the scope of this definition, most notably, this final rule.

More to come in the May issue!