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PHMSA LNG by Rail Proposed Rule, Extension of Comment Period

[Docket No. PHMSA-2018-0025 (HM-264); Notice No. 2019-14]

On October 24, 2019, PHMSA published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), entitled ‘‘Hazardous Materials: Liquefied Natural Gas by Rail (HM–264)’’ proposing changes to the Hazardous Materials Regulations to allow for the bulk transport of Methane, refrigerated liquid, commonly known as liquefied natural gas (LNG), in rail tank cars.

In response to a request for an extension of the comment period from the Offices of the Attorneys General of New York and Maryland, PHMSA is extending the comment period for the HM–264 NPRM for an additional 21 days. Comments to the HM–264 NPRM will now be due on or before January 13, 2020.

Comments should reference Docket No. PHMSA–2018–0025 and may be submitted on the Federal eRulemaking Portal.