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03/25/2022

After Fire, Coast Guard Holds 48 Containers for Inspection

In response to an isolated fire involving mis-labeled lithium-ion batteries, the US Coast Guard placed a hold on forty-eight cargo containers to search for additional hazardous materials. 

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03/21/2022

DOT Increases Hazmat Civil Penalties for 2022

The maximum civil penalty for a typical violation of the US DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) increased more than $5,000, to $89,678 per day, per violation. 

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03/14/2022

Coast Guard Issues Lithium Battery Safety Alert

Following what the US Coast Guard called a “potentially catastrophic” hazmat fire, the Agency issued a warning for shippers and industry stakeholders about the importance of following lithium battery shipping regulations.

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03/08/2022

Chicago Hazmat & RCRA Training Starts April 4

Updated workshops for hazardous waste professionals and hazmat ground & air shippers start April 4 in Chicago. 

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03/04/2022

PHMSA Seeks Input Before International DG Meetings

About two weeks before each international meeting, DOT will hold virtual listening sessions with hazardous materials shippers and other stakeholders to solicit input on rule proposals under consideration.

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02/27/2022

Coronavirus News Hub For EHS Pros

We've compiled a list of news updates related to the coronavirus pandemic that supply chain managers, environmental compliance officers, OSHA safety personnel, hazmat logistics employees and other EH&S workers need to know.

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02/22/2022

FAA Seeks Feedback on Vaccines and Dry Ice Shipped by Air

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is seeking approval of a new information collection request (ICR) related to air transport of COVID-19 vaccines.

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02/18/2022

(Video) Fiery Gasoline Tanker Incident in New York

A tanker truck transporting 9,200 gallons of gasoline crashed into an abandoned building and burst into flames on Long Island on Wednesday, February 16. 

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02/01/2022

Cross-training RCRA Personnel for More Flexibility

When employees lack appropriate training to prepare hazardous waste for transportation, even small mistakes can lead to delayed shipments, releases in transit, injuries, and costly penalties. 

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01/24/2022

Lessons From 3 Real Hazmat Incident Reports

These three incidents show how small mistakes can lead to shipping delays, packaging waste, lost product, injuries, and potential penalties for HMR violations. 

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