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01/13/2021

USPS Raises Penalties for Hazmat Violations in Mail System

The United States Postal Service (USPS) increased civil penalties for hazardous materials violations in the mail system.

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01/11/2021

DOT Hazmat Penalties Rise for 2021

US DOT increased civil penalties for transportation law violations this week, including violations of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

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01/05/2021

IATA Posts Addendum I to 2021 IATA DGR

IATA posted the first Addendum to the 62nd Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) on January 1.  

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12/09/2020

PHMSA Extends COVID Hand Sanitizer Policy for Already-Packed Product

Update 12/08/20: Hand sanitizers manufactured and packaged before October 31 in accordance with the now-expired Notice of Enforcement Discretion may be offered and transported under the reliefs PHMSA granted for highway and rail modes.

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12/04/2020

Video: 2 Updates for Hazmat Shippers

Quick video alert for hazmat shippers concerning 49 CFR and IMDG Code hazardous materials regulations. 

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11/25/2020

Final Rule Alert: PHMSA Reduces Hazmat Regulatory Burdens

A new PHMSA rulemaking revises the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to “update, clarify, or provide relief from various regulatory requirements without adversely affecting safety.”  

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11/23/2020

2020 IMDG Code Compliance Deadline Delayed

IMO has announced that mandatory compliance with the forthcoming IMDG Code Amendment 40–20 will begin on June 1, 2022.  

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11/16/2020

New: Hazmat Security Plans for LNG by Rail

US DOT PHMSA is seeking renewal, with revisions, of an information collection request (ICR) related to Hazardous Materials Security Plans. The revisions will impact carriers that transport tank car quantities of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail. 

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10/22/2020

ORM-D Phase-out Ends Dec. 31, 2020

The last day to use the ORM-D classification for hazmat consumer commodities shipped by highway is December 31, 2020.

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10/12/2020

How Much Hazmat Training is Enough?

Even after you've mastered the domestic and international requirements for shipping hazardous materials, you may still feel uncertain that every "i" is dotted and every "t" crossed. Here we cover the minimum training that US DOT requires for every hazmat employee.   

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