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07/24/2013

Spring 2013 Regulatory Agendas Now Available

On Tuesday July 23rd the Federal Register published a series of notices announcing the availability of the Spring 2013 Semiannual Agenda of Regulatory & Deregulatory Actions. The complete agendas were posted to reginfo.gov on July 5th. Tuesday’s Register contains excerpts and summaries of the full agendas to comply with the Regulatory Fexlibity Act...

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07/17/2013

USPS Hazmat Shipping Challenges

E-commerce is booming—often involving direct shipments to customers from manufacturers, suppliers, and online auctions—and the use of the United States Postal Service (Post Office) to ship small packages of hazardous materials is becoming more common. Add to this the Post Office’s “If it fits, it ships” marketing campaign for its Priority One service, and companies are...

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06/18/2013

Labeling Small Limited Quantity Shipments

Over the next few years, the Department of Transportation is phasing out the old ORM-D classification for consumer commodities and replacing it with an expanded universe of limited quantity authorizations. In most cases, the only difference for the end-user will be...

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05/22/2013

Shipping Combustible Liquids Internationally

Shipping hazmat internationally can be a challenge, especially when the U.S. DOT’s hazmat regulations differ from international standards like the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations or the IMO’s IMDG Code. “Combustible liquids,” for example, are regulated as hazardous in the United States but are considered non-hazardous under international shipping rules. Because of this discrepancy...

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05/09/2013

PHMSA Reviews Hazmat Regulations for Small Business

In today’s Federal Register, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) invites small businesses, non-profit organizations, and independently owned and operated businesses affected by the Hazardous Materials Regulations to submit comments regarding the economic impact of those regulations...

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04/30/2013

Managing Non-compliant Hazmat in Your Supply Chain

  • If you ship and receive hazardous materials, chances are that eventually you will receive a shipment that does not meet the DOT’s standards for hazmat packages, whether it’s undeclared, mis-declared, or damaged. Hazmat shipping mistakes are especially common in the reverse logistics supply chain, since your customers may not have the training needed to...

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04/19/2013

Revised Hazmat Registration Fees

Due to the accumulation of an unexpended balance in the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Fund, PHMSA is temporarily halving the hazmat registration fee.
 
For the 2013-2014 registration period, PHMSA is lowering the fee for small businesses and non-profits, from...

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04/16/2013

Hazmat Registrations Are Due by June 30th

Department of Transportation hazmat registrations for the 2013-2014 year are due by June 30! Any business that will offer even one placarded hazmat shipment this year must register with the DOT.
 
Registrations must be updated annually, and the registration period runs from July 1st to June 30th of the following year. Your registration tells the...

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03/19/2013

EPA Meeting on e-Manifest

Greetings from the Windy City. The second public meeting on the e-manifest system has just concluded at the EPA’s Region 5 headquarters in downtown Chicago. The meetings were well attended, with a lot of good discussion.
 
The president signed the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act on October 5, 2012, which provides...

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03/19/2013

DOT Basic Descriptions: Shipping Papers vs. Marks and Labels

A common question raised in Lion’s hazmat workshops lately is how the DOT’s recent change to the order of elements for basic descriptions will affect marking and labeling procedures for packages. Read on for answers to this common question and a refresher on the package marking and labeling requirements...

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