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03/18/2014

Shipping Limited Quantity Domestic vs. International

When shipped by ground, air, or ocean, a number of common household items are regulated as hazmat by the US Department of Transportation. Because they are common and largely low-risk materials, many household cleaners, medicines, and cosmetics are afforded certain reliefs when packaged as a limited quantity. When packaged in certain ways, these items are also sometimes referred to as consumer commodities...

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06/18/2013

Labeling Small Limited Quantity Shipments

Over the next few years, the Department of Transportation is phasing out the old ORM-D classification for consumer commodities and replacing it with an expanded universe of limited quantity authorizations. In most cases, the only difference for the end-user will be...

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01/22/2013

New Requirements for Limited Quantities & Consumer Commodities

Q. Settle a bet. My co-worker says a limited quantity hazmat package doesn’t need shipping papers; I say that exception is only for consumer commodities. Who’s right?
 
A. You’re both a little bit right, and you’re both a little bit wrong...

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10/29/2012

ORM-D-AIR Classification to Be Phased Out

The U.S. Department of Transportation is phasing out the ORM-D classification. The last day to ship packages properly classified and marked as ORM-D-AIR is December 31, 2012. Starting January 1, 2013, no new ORM-D AIR packages may be offered for transportation. Instead, shippers have to use...

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09/18/2012

New Hazmat Rules and Mandatory Deadlines

To help keep your faciltiy up to date, following is a list of updated regulations based on the changes that have or will occur by the end of 2012...

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07/17/2012

What's so Great About Excepted Quantities?

Q. What are Excepted Quantity shipments? How do I prepare small packages as excepted quantity shipments by ground and by air?
 
A. Did you know there is a way to avoid almost all of the hazardous material regulations, to ship hazmat with no special packaging, no hazard labels, and no special shipping papers? There’s only one catch...

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02/21/2012

New Limited Quantity Rules to Phase-out Consumer Commodities

If you ship limited quantities of hazmat, including consumer commodities, it’s important to learn the new procedures, because the DOT has already begun phasing out the old procedures. The phase-out period is planned for the end of next year. Shippers need to make sure they know how the new rules will affect their shipments...

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12/30/2011

DOT Publishes Clarification to HM-218F Rule

PHMSA published a rule in Wednesday’s Federal Register (December 28, 2011). It was meant to amend and clarify the July 20, 2011 HM-218F rulemaking. According to PHMSA, “…[T]he July 20, 2011 final rule [was meant to] promote...

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12/30/2011

DOT Clarified Harmonization Rulemaking

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is promulgating a final rule that amends the January 19, 2011 harmonization rulemaking.
 
The new rule does many things, but most notably, PHMSA is extending the phase out period for...

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12/20/2011

Keeping Up With the Changes to International Dangerous Goods Regulations

Q. How much longer can I ship something as a Consumer Commodity, ORM-D?
 
A. On January 19, 2011, the Department of Transportation (DOT) promulgated a new regulation that phases out the ORM-D classification [76 FR 3308]. In the past, this classification has applied to packages of...

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