Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade - Notification - United States - Radioactive materials


The following notification is being circulated in accordance with Article 10.6




If applicable, name of local government involved (Article 3.2 and 7.2):


Agency responsible:

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation (DOT) [2135]

Name and address (including telephone and fax numbers, email and website addresses, if available) of agency or authority designated to handle comments regarding the notification shall be indicated if different from above:

Please submit comments to: USA WTO TBT Enquiry Point, Email:


Notified under Article 2.9.2 [ ], 2.10.1 [ ], 5.6.2 [ ], 5.7.1 [ ], 3.2 [ ], 7.2 [ ], other [X]: To assure opportunity for public participation in the international regulatory development process, DOT and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) are soliciting comments and information pertaining to the draft proposed changes to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regulations. The focus of this solicitation is to identify issues or concerns with a proposed revised draft of SSR-6 (Rev. 1).


Products covered (HS or CCCN where applicable, otherwise national tariff heading. ICS numbers may be provided in addition, where applicable): Transport of radioactive materials; Transport (ICS code(s): 03.220); Accident and disaster control (ICS code(s): 13.200); Protection against dangerous goods (ICS code(s): 13.300); Products of the chemical industry (ICS code(s): 71.100)


Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document: Hazardous Materials: Request for Comments on Issues Concerning International Atomic Energy Agency Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials; (2 page(s), in English)


Description of content: Notice; request for comments by 15 April 2024 - PHMSA and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission are jointly seeking comments on issues concerning requirements in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regulations for the safe transport of radioactive materials. The IAEA is considering revisions to their regulations as part of its periodic review cycle for a new edition of those regulations.


Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable: Protection of human health or safety; Protection of the environment; Harmonization


Relevant documents:

89 Federal Register (FR) 17537, 11 March 2024:

This notice; request for comments is identified by Docket Number PHMSA-2024-0004. The Docket Folder is available on at and provides access to primary and supporting documents as well as comments received. Documents are also accessible from by searching the Docket Number. WTO Members and their stakeholders are asked to submit comments to the USA TBT Enquiry Point. Comments received by the USA TBT Enquiry Point from WTO Members and their stakeholders by 4pm Eastern Time on 15 April 2024 will be shared with PHMSA and will also be submitted to the Docket on if received within the comment period.


Proposed date of adoption: To be determined

Proposed date of entry into force: To be determined


Final date for comments: 15 April 2024


Texts available from: National enquiry point [ ] or address, telephone and fax numbers and email and website addresses, if available, of other body: