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11/29/2022

How Would a Rail Strike Impact Hazmat Shippers?

On Monday, the President of the United States called on Congress to legislate an agreement to prevent a strike before the current “status quo” period between railways and labor unions ends on December 9.

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11/07/2022

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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10/24/2022

Surprise Hazmat Inspection Blitz Finds 1,700 Violations

More than 6,600 packages containing hazardous materials were inspected during roadside checks in the US and Canada during an unannounced five-day inspection blitz earlier this year.

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10/13/2022

Hazmat Responders Can Submit Feedback for ERG 2024

US DOT PHMSA invites emergency responders to submit feedback about the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) to inform development of the 2024 edition.

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10/06/2022

What Stakeholders Say About Hazmat e-Communications

US DOT is still accepting public comments on a Request for Information (RFI) about the use of electronic shipping documents and emergency response information for hazardous materials transportation.  

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09/23/2022

Updated Regulations for Shipping Radioactive Materials Proposed

US DOT PHMSA has proposed to align the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) with international requirements for transporting radioactive materials (Class 7).  

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09/22/2022

DOT Seeks Stakeholder Input on Hazmat Registration for Shippers and Carriers

To fund PHMSA’s national emergency preparedness grant program to levels required by law, the Agency may need to increase hazmat registration fees or expand the criteria for who must register.

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09/01/2022

Alfredo Sauce: A Reportable Release?

A messy release of alfredo sauce on a highway near Memphis, TN gives us a chance to consider release reporting rules under three major regulatory programs—the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), Superfund, and the Clean Water Act.  

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08/26/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/29

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, the president of an electroplating company pleads guilty to criminal Clean Water Act violations, an agribusiness firm faces $1.7 million in penalties for TRI reporting failures, and more. 

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08/22/2022

PHMSA Package Tape Enforcement Policy Ends August 31

PHMSA’s policy of enforcement discretion regarding use of alternate adhesive tape to close UN rated packagings will end on August 31, 2022. 

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