In the Federal Register
on Monday, October 2, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the start of a regulatory review to evaluate the necessity and effectiveness of existing 49 CFR regulations, including hazardous materials shipping requirements found in 49 CFR 100—181 et al.
DOT is requesting public input on 49 CFR requirements that should be revised or revoked. For information on submitting your comments and recommendations, read the Federal Register release, here.
US DOT has a procedure in place to review its regulations once every ten years. This latest review is spurred at least in part by an Executive Order signed by the President earlier this year
, which ordered Federal agencies to eliminate two existing regulations for each new one created.
In Appendix A to the Federal Register
announcement, US DOT lists economically significant rulemakings—which they says may “provide the greatest opportunity for alleviating unnecessary burdens.” Among these is PHMSA’s 2015 Final Rule to bolster the standards for rail tank cars that transport crude oil and other flammable liquids.
October DOT Hazmat Training
Meet US DOT’s 49 CFR hazmat training requirement (172.704) and get up to date on the latest requirements for shipping hazmat by highway in the US. DOT requires hazmat training once every three years for all “hazmat employees.” THIS MONTH: Catch Lion’s award-winning DOT Hazmat Training live in San Francisco, Las Vegas, San Diego, Seattle, Kansas City, Detroit, Cincinnati, and Milwaukee.
This award-winning hazmat workshop simplifies the 49 CFR hazmat rules and will help you build a straightforward, step-by-step approach to keep hazmat shipments in full compliance. Effective hazmat training is crucial to avoid rejected shipments, NOVs, and incident in transit. DOT fines for hazmat shipping mistakes are now nearly $80K per day, per violation.