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01/17/2012

ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel Report

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has released the report of the twenty-third meeting of the Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) which was held in Montreal Canada last October. Click to read the 447 page report.
 
During the meeting, the DGP agreed on several proposals to amend...

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01/17/2012

Question of the Week: When do I need a Security Plan?

Q. When do I need a hazmat security plan? Do I need a different plan for each placarded shipment?
 
A. Since 2003, the Department of Transportation has required some hazmat shippers and carriers to create security plans under 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart I. These plans are to ensure that...

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01/13/2012

Hazmat Shipping News

Do you ship dangerous goods? Then here’s a roundup of recent new and articles that may interest you.
 
From Dangerous Goods International, a report from Chongqing that no Dangerous Goods will be allowed into or out of China from now on. Some of you may remember that similiar restrictions were...

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12/30/2011

DOT Publishes Clarification to HM-218F Rule

PHMSA published a rule in Wednesday’s Federal Register (December 28, 2011). It was meant to amend and clarify the July 20, 2011 HM-218F rulemaking. According to PHMSA, “…[T]he July 20, 2011 final rule [was meant to] promote...

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12/30/2011

DOT Clarified Harmonization Rulemaking

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is promulgating a final rule that amends the January 19, 2011 harmonization rulemaking.
 
The new rule does many things, but most notably, PHMSA is extending the phase out period for...

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12/20/2011

Keeping Up With the Changes to International Dangerous Goods Regulations

Q. How much longer can I ship something as a Consumer Commodity, ORM-D?
 
A. On January 19, 2011, the Department of Transportation (DOT) promulgated a new regulation that phases out the ORM-D classification [76 FR 3308]. In the past, this classification has applied to packages of...

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11/16/2011

Feature Article: Keeping Up With the Changes to International Dangerous Goods Regulations

On January 1, 2012, the next editions of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code come into effect. Here’s a quick guide to impending changes and deadlines you should know about...

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11/14/2011

Report From DGAC Conference & Expo: Day 3

[Editor’s Note: Lion Technology Inc. instructor Roseanne Bottone is blogging from the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC) Conference & Hazardous Materials Transportation Exposition. Daily, she will provide her observations and insights from the conference in order to keep our members up–to–date with the latest regulatory news.]
 
The third and final day of the DGAC conference began with a presentation by Gary Lupinacci from ...
 

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11/11/2011

Report From DGAC Conference & Expo: Day 2 Part III

[Editor’s Note: Lion Technology Inc. instructor Roseanne Bottone is blogging from the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC) Conference & Hazardous Materials Transportation Exposition. Daily, she will provide her observations and insights from the conference in order to keep our members up–to–date with the latest regulatory news.]
 
Today’s blog is a continuation of the discussion of international issues that...

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11/10/2011

Report From DGAC Conference & Expo: Day 2 Part II

[Editor’s Note: Lion Technology Inc. instructor Roseanne Bottone is blogging from the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC) Conference & Hazardous Materials Transportation Exposition. Daily, she will provide her observations and insights from the conference in order to keep our members up–to–date with the latest regulatory news.]
 
Coming Soon from the International Civil Aviation Organization...

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