On October 6, the Freight Classification Development Council (FCDC) released a Notice of Disposition outlining the proposed amendments considered at the public meeting on October 3, 2023. Dispositions resulting in amendments to the National Motor Freight Classification® (NMFC®) will be published in a supplement to the NMFC scheduled to be issued on November 2, 2023 with an effective date of December 2, 2023.
Please see below for a some of the dispositions found in the Notice of Disposition (Docket 2023-3):
Numerous items for foodstuffs are canceled with reference to item 73260 or provisions otherwise applicable.
All items subject to the Wallboard Group are canceled with reference to new item 193700, naming “Wallboard, Building Board or Building Insulation Board, in panels, NOI, including Ceiling Tiles,” with classes predicated on greatest dimension and density.
Floor or Wall Covering and Related Articles Group
Item 70960 is canceled with reference to new Item 70965, naming “Mats, Matting or Tiles, floor, rubber,” with classes predicated on packaging and density.
Boilers, Furnaces, Stoves and Related Articles Group (includes Water Heaters)
Item 26520 is canceled with reference to new item 26510, with classes predicated on packaging and density. Items 26600 and 26620 are canceled with reference to new item 26630, naming “Incinerators, garbage, offal or rubbish, NOI,” at class 70.
Washers, Gaskets or Packing Devices, Forms or Shapes
All of the items subject to the Washers; Gaskets; or Packing Devices, Forms or Shapes, other than packaging generic heading are canceled with reference to the full-scale, density-based provisions of item 194120.
Dental, Hospital, Medical or Surgical Supply Group
Items 56536, 79265 and 80520 are canceled with reference to item 79250, naming “Chairs, electric or mechanical, with or without hydraulic or power-operated bases,” with a “viz.” format and classes predicated on density breaks at 4 and 7 pcf. Items 80521 and 80522 are canceled with no further application.
Definition of or Specifications for Crates
Item 245 is updated to provide clearer construction requirements for standard wood crates, requirements for metal crates, and updated specifications for wirebound crates.
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