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10/31/2022

US DOT and OSHA Prep for UN Meetings on Hazmat Regulations and GHS

US DOT PHMSA and OSHA will host virtual public meetings on November 16 in preparation for a “hybrid meeting” of United Nations subcommittees on chemical hazard communication and hazardous materials transportation. 

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05/04/2022

PHMSA Hazmat Enforcement Discretion on Packaging Tape

US DOT PHMSA announced a policy of enforcement discretion on May 2 for shippers who close a hazardous materials package with an adhesive tape other than the tape called for in the package manufacturer’s closure instructions. 

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11/15/2021

DOT Proposes Suspending Authorization for LNG by Rail

US DOT plans to suspend authorization for transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail, which was granted by a 2020 Final Rule.  

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07/24/2021

10 Hurt in Ice Cream Facility Hazmat Unloading Explosion

Ten employees in Kentucky are recovering from injuries sustained in a liquid nitrogen accident that occurred during unloading on July 21. 

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05/17/2021

DOT to Reconsider LNG by Rail Rule

US DOT will reconsider a Final Rule promulgated in July 2020 that authorized the transport of liquefied natural gas (LNG)—also known as “Methane, refrigerated liquid”—in rail tank cars.    

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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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11/05/2019

PHMSA Warning: Unapproved Hazmat Cylinders

On Friday, PHMSA warned hazmat shippers and stakeholders about a company manufacturing propane cylinders with DOT specification markings without approval from US DOT. 

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