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3 RCRA Compliance Tips for Spring 2023

If you're planning building maintenance, upgrades, or other projects for springtime, keep these tips in mind to avoid common RCRA hazardous waste and hazardous materials shipping compliance errors. 

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Final Rule: DOT Hazmat Regulation Edits, Deletions, and Clarifications

US DOT PHMSA released its annual “editorial corrections” rule last week to clarify and fix errors in the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

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FAA: 55 Lithium Battery Air Incidents in 2022

Details from US FAA's latest report on lithium battery incidents involving smoke, fire, or extreme heat aboard airplanes, including summaries of nine incidents that occurred on cargo aircraft.

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Final Rule: 49 CFR Lithium Battery Regulations Revised

A Final Rule to revise the 49 CFR regulations for lithium battery air shipments replaces an interim Final Rule in effect since March 2019—and includes important changes that shippers should be aware of. 

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Addendum I to the 2023 IATA DGR Released

IATA has released the first Addendum to the 64th Edition of its Dangerous Goods Regulations (2023). Mandatory compliance with the new edition begins on January 1.   

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USPS Revises Publication 52 Hazmat Postal Regulations

Update: A Final Rule to revise the USPS Publication 52 standards for mailing hazardous materials is in effect as of December 1, 2022. 

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How Would a Rail Strike Impact Hazmat Shippers?

Update 12/05/22: The President signed legislation on December 4 requiring railroads and rail workers to accept a tentative labor agreement reached by employers and union leadership earlier this year.

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How to Use US DOT's Hazmat Special Provisions

How hazardous materials shippers find and use applicable special provisions, and why they are essential to transportation safety and compliance with the HMR.  

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US DOT and OSHA Prep for UN Meetings on Hazmat Regulations and GHS

US DOT PHMSA and OSHA will host virtual public meetings on November 16 in preparation for a “hybrid meeting” of United Nations subcommittees on chemical hazard communication and hazardous materials transportation. 

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PHMSA Hazmat Policy: Classification of Safety Devices

US DOT PHMSA recently published and requested public comment on a policy for shipping safety devices like the ones used in cars, vehicles, aircraft, and vessels.

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