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10/05/2020

New PHMSA Hazmat Enforcement Policy for Air and Sea Shippers

“PHMSA will not take enforcement action against any offeror or carrier who offers or accepts for domestic or international transportation by any mode....” 

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09/24/2020

Emergency HMR Waivers Issued for Wildfire and Hurricane Disaster Areas

Emergency orders waive compliance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) for persons working under US EPA and US Coast Guard 

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09/15/2020

6 Picky Parts of Hazmat Shipper Papers

Shipping paper mistakes can delay or prevent the transportation of hazardous materials. Because the shipping paper is so important to safe hazmat transportation, the requirements for this document are detailed and specific. Here we pick apart the six most picky parts of hazmat shipping papers.

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09/08/2020

What's New in the 2021 IATA DGR?

See what's changing for hazmat air shippers in the 2021 IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Mandatory compliance starts January 1, 2021.  

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09/08/2020

New Hazmat Special Permit Allows Smaller Limited Quantity Marking

A new hazmat special permit allows for the use of a limited quantity marking as small as 25 mm on each side when shipping hazmat limited quantities by highway, rail, or vessel in the US.

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09/04/2020

Hazmat Basics: Using Overpacks to Ship Hazardous Materials

Lion teams up with hazmat packaging provider C.L. Smith to cover the basics you must know to ship hazardous materials in an overpack. 

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08/18/2020

PHMSA Acts on Hazmat Special Permit Requests

On August 12, DOT PHMSA posted a trio of hazmat special permit notices to the Federal Register.  

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07/29/2020

Three Lithium Battery Fires Raise Concerns About Flight Safety

Three recent aircraft fires have raised concerns for regulators and workers alike on the safety of lithium batteries. These incidents underscore the prevalence of lithium battery malfunctions as aviation regulators continue debating how to prevent further harm to customers, airline employees, and cargo.

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07/24/2020

Final Rule Alert: LNG Allowed in Rail Transport

DOT PHMSA's Final Rule amends the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to allow bulk transport of methane, refrigerated liquid (i.e., liquified natural gas or LNG) by rail.

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07/20/2020

3 Combustible Liquid Shipping Examples

These three examples explore the requirements and reliefs for shipping combustible liquids in (or out of) the US. 

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Some of the limited quantity reliefs are identical across the intermodal transport rules, but others are reserved for specific modes of transport. Shippers can and should capitalize on these limited quantity reliefs when possible, but must recognize that some hazmat requirements still apply to shipping limited quantities.

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Shipping Hazmat Limited Quantities