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02/26/2014

New Online Hazmat Training Courses for Operations Personnel

With hazmat shipments coming under more and more scrutiny and fines for shipping mistakes as high as $75,000 per day, per violation, it’s critical that every employee at your facility is prepared to meet his or her compliance responsibilities.  
For convenient, effective online training options to satisfy your team’s...

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12/17/2013

Preparing Your Hazmat Shipments for 2014

As we approach year’s end, it is critical to look ahead and prepare for the many new hazmat shipping requirements that will become mandatory in 2014 and beyond. Don’t be caught off guard when these updated 49 CFR, IATA, and IMDG rules go into effect—prepare your operations to comply now. Shipping mistakes can lead to injury to personnel and costly shipping delays...

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11/19/2013

Classifying Marine Pollutants

One of the primary categories of environmental hazardous substances are marine pollutants—substances that are toxic to aquatic life...

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08/20/2013

Following the Correct IMDG Code for 2014

The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code is the international standard for packing and shipping hazardous materials by vessel. It is created and maintained by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. Unlike the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations, which is published annually, the IMDG Code is published only once every 2 years. This unique publication schedule leads to...

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05/22/2013

Shipping Combustible Liquids Internationally

Shipping hazmat internationally can be a challenge, especially when the U.S. DOT’s hazmat regulations differ from international standards like the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations or the IMO’s IMDG Code. “Combustible liquids,” for example, are regulated as hazardous in the United States but are considered non-hazardous under international shipping rules. Because of this discrepancy...

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12/18/2012

IMO Releases New IMDG 2012 Edition

The 2012 Edition of the International Maritime Organization’s IMDG Code is now available! The voluntary, or “phase-in,” compliance period for the new Amendment 36-12 begins on January 1, 2013, and compliance with the new rules is mandatory starting January 1, 2014.
 
The new amendment includes a number of significant changes that will affect hazmat vessel shipping operations over the next two years. An overview of the most critical changes appears below...

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03/20/2012

Hazmat Shipping Regulations: Domestic vs International

Q. Why can’t I just follow the DOT rules for all modes of transport? Why are there separate rules for air and vessel?
 
A. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), under the authority granted by Congress in the Hazardous Material Transportation Act (HMTA), promulgates and enforces the Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR) that govern the safe and secure transportation of hazardous materials in the United States. The HMR are...

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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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11/11/2011

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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