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10/21/2021

Final Rule Alert: USPS Restricts e-Cigarettes, e-Liquids in Mail

The US Postal Service Final Rule to make e-cigarettes and their parts and components nonmailable, with limited exceptions, took effect on 10/21/2021.  

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09/27/2021

Rule Clarifies Status of USPS Hazmat Regulations

USPS is amending the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) and 39 CFR to clarify that the regulations for mailing hazardous materials are found in Publication 52, Hazardous Restricted, and Perishable Mail.

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06/04/2021

USPS to Update Hazmat Limited Quantity Rules

The US Postal Service will remove references to ORM-D from its Publication 52 requirements to harmonize the mail standards with US DOT's Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). 

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01/13/2021

USPS Raises Penalties for Hazmat Violations in Mail System

The United States Postal Service (USPS) increased civil penalties for hazardous materials violations in the mail system.

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08/11/2020

USPS Proposes 2 Hazmat-by-Mail Revisions

Last week, the United States Postal Service (USPS) proposed two revisions to its Publication 52 (PUB 52) requirements for mailing hazardous materials.  

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04/27/2020

USPS Revises Infectious Substances Shipping Rules

USPS has revised its Publication 52 regulations for mailing Category B Infectious Substances “to support the rapid deployment of coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnostic tests…”  

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04/14/2020

USPS Offers Exception for Shipping Hand Sanitizer

US Postal Service customers can now request a “special exception” to the Publication 52 requirements for shipping hand sanitizers by ground or, in limited cases, domestic air.  

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06/24/2019

USPS to Test Smaller Hazmat Labels for Small Quantities

In their most recent Postal Bulletin, USPS announced a pilot program that would allow mailers to use smaller versions of the Excepted Quantity and Limited Quantity hazardous materials markings required on outer packagings.  

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05/20/2019

USPS Raises Penalties for Hazmat Postal Violations

The US Postal Service raised its civil penalties for violations of mailability and consumer protection provisions, including violations for shippers of hazardous materials by post.

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07/10/2018

USPS Proposes Stricter Rules for Shipping Liquids

Citing an increased frequency of liquid spills in the mail network, the United States Postal Service (USPS) proposed new requirements for packages containing liquids—including liquid hazardous materials—on July 9, 2018. If finalized, the proposed rule will add new requirements for packaging and marking packages containing liquids for transport by mail.  

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