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03/23/2018

IATA Launches DG AutoCheck to Verify the Hazmat Shipper’s Declaration

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently launched a new digital tool to help air carriers verify compliance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Called DG AutoCheck, the new tool checks the Shipper’s Declaration and the packaging, markings, and labels against the latest edition of the DGR.   

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03/23/2018

Do Dangerous Goods Belong on Driverless Vehicles?

UPDATED 03/29/18 US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has released a request for information, or RFI, related to the development of automated technologies for transporting hazardous materials by surface modes, i.e., highway and rail.  

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03/13/2018

Power Banks Recalled Due to Lithium Battery Incidents

Citing fifty-three reports of overheating lithium batteries, one report of chemical burns, and four reports of property damage, Amazon has announced a recall of six AmazonBasics portable lithium-ion battery chargers.  

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03/05/2018

Caught on Tape: Two Lithium Battery Fires in 2018

WATCH: Two lithium battery fires have been caught on camera recently, as aviation regulators continue to work to prevent these incidents with guidance and regulatory requirements for passengers, crew, and shippers alike.   

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02/20/2018

New e-Manifest Training Kicks Off May 15

To help hazardous waste professionals transition to EPA’s new electronic system for tracking hazardous waste shipments, Lion Technology will present the EPA’s New Electronic Manifest System Webinar starting in May 2018.  

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02/20/2018

UPS Expands Dangerous Goods Service to 51 New Destinations

UPS will expand its International Special Commodities (ISC) program to allow healthcare providers, life sciences companies, and others to ship certain dangerous goods to 51 new countries and territories.

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02/08/2018

DOT Fixes 49 CFR to Reinstate Spec Packaging Definition

On Monday, US DOT put back something it accidentally deleted from the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) in October 2017; the definition of "specifica tion packaging."

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02/05/2018

Execs and Employees Convicted for Hazmat and RCRA Waste Shipping Fraud

Multiple employees and executives of a California wastewater company now face criminal sentences for a fraud scheme that involved knowing violations of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA).  

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01/30/2018

PHMSA Now Drafting Crude-by-Rail Final Rule

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao this month updated Congress on the progress of PHMSA’s rulemaking “Hazardous Materials: Oil Spill Response Plans for High-Hazard Flammable Trains,” also known as HM-251B.

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01/05/2018

CSB Releases Report on Atchison, KS Chlorine Gas Release

The US Chemical Safety Board this week released a new video and case study that detail the October 2016 release of chlorine gas from a grain processing and distilling facility in Atchison, Kansas.

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