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04/28/2017

Report: Train Car Hauling Lithium Batteries Explodes Near Houston

An intermodal container traveling by rail and reportedly carrying recycled lithium batteries caught fire and exploded outside of downtown Houston last week.  

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02/24/2017

USPS Proposes New Rules for Mailing Lithium Batteries

In the Federal Register on February 23, the US Postal Service announced it will revise Publication 52—the USPS guide for mailing hazardous, restricted, and perishable goods—to provide new mailing standards for lithium batteries. 

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01/25/2017

Executive Memoranda Put Freeze on New Regulations

This week, the office of the President issued two executive memoranda that impact the actions of regulatory agencies like US EPA, DOT, OSHA, and others.   

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01/25/2017

Urgent: PHMSA Withdraws HM 215N Hazmat Harmonization Rule

URGENT: PHMSA has withdrawn its HM 215N Final Rule after the Agency last week announced it as Final, in response to an executive memorandum from the President.

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01/12/2017

FAA Amends Samsung Galaxy Emergency Restriction Prohibition Order

The US DOT Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today amended its Emergency Restriction Prohibition Order (FAA—2016-9288) for users and carriers of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smart phone. 

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12/16/2016

New IATA Lithium Battery Guidance for 2017

On December 15, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released a new 2017 Lithium Battery Guidance Document to help lithium shippers prepare compliant packages.

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10/19/2016

FAA Issues Hazmat Emergency Restriction on Samsung Galaxy Note 7

In the Federal Register today, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Hazardous Materials Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order for air carriers and Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone owners.

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10/17/2016

IATA Clarifies DGR Training Rules for Lithium Battery Shippers

The 2017 edition of the International Air Transport Association’s Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR) includes major changes for lithium battery shippers. Among them is a clarification of what constitutes "adequate instruction" for employees involved in shipping Section II lithium batteries. 

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09/28/2016

Samsung Granted Hazmat Special Permit to Ship Recalled Galaxy Note 7 Phones

In response to the ongoing recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has granted an emergency special permit to Samsung Electronics America, Inc. 

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09/22/2016

PHMSA Releases Safety Advisory for Defective or Damaged Lithium Batteries

The US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today posted a safety advisory to the Federal Register to inform the public of the hazards posed by defective, damaged, or recalled lithium batteries and devices containing these batteries. 

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