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06/06/2022

USPS Revises Publication 52 Hazmat Postal Regulations

The US Postal Service has revised its regulations to require separation of hazardous materials from other mail and add restrictions for pre-owned, damaged, or defective electronic devices containing or packed with lithium batteries.

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01/17/2022

Coast Guard, USPS Increase Hazmat Shipping Civil Penalties

The US Coast Guard and the US Postal Service increased civil penalties for violations of hazardous materials shipping regulations in vessel transportation and in the mail system, respectively.

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10/21/2021

Final Rule Alert: e-Cigarettes, e-Liquids Now Nonmailable

A US Postal Service Final Rule to make e-cigarettes and e-liquids 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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