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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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08/15/2022

Latest DOT Actions on Hazmat Special Permits

US DOT PHMSA announced actions to grant or deny hazardous materials Special Permits in the Federal Register on August 15.

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07/28/2022

DOT Train Staffing Rule Back on Track

The US DOT Federal Rail Administration (FRA) proposed a rulemaking to establish minimum staffing requirements for all railroad operations (except those that pose no significant safety risks).

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07/12/2022

Latest DOT Actions on Hazmat Special Permits

US DOT PHMSA announced actions to grant hazmat Special Permits, and applications for new special permits, in the Federal Register on July 12.

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07/06/2022

International Updates for Hazmat Shippers

Updates related to hazardous materials/dangerous goods regulations from around the world. Topics include lithium batteries shipped by air, corrections to the IMDG Code, a major rule proposed by Transport Canada, and more.

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06/30/2022

Fatal Chlorine Gas Incident in Jordan

On June 27, a storage tank slipped from a crane’s hoist at the port of Aqaba in Jordan, resulting in a horrifying and fatal release of chlorine gas.

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06/14/2022

Can I Use the ORM-D and Limited Quantity Markings Together?

Although the ORM-D designation was phased out on January 1, 2021, many shippers still wonder how to move forward. PHMSA recently responded one question: does the ORM-D marking have to be removed entirely from a package label or can it appear in addition to the required limited quantity marking?

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05/27/2022

Latest DOT Actions on Hazmat Special Permits

US DOT announced actions to grant or deny new and modified hazmat Special Permits in the Federal Register on May 27.  

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05/27/2022

Mandatory Compliance With 2020 IMDG Code Starts June 1

Compliance with Amendment 40–20 of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) is mandatory as of June 1, 2022. 

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05/23/2022

New Lithium Battery Safety Advisory from PHMSA

DOT PHMSA released a Safety Advisory Notice on May 17, 2022 to make stakeholders aware of common compliance errors noted during inspections of facilities that ship lithium cells and batteries. 

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