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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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06/06/2022

USPS Revises Publication 52 Hazmat Postal Regulations

The US Postal Service has revised its regulations to require separation of hazardous materials from other mail and add restrictions for pre-owned, damaged, or defective electronic devices containing or packed with lithium batteries.

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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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05/19/2022

Shipping Unidentified Hazardous Materials

Someday you may have a close encounter with a material or product for which you have no conclusive proof of the chemical makeup, properties, or potential hazards.You could call these UHMs—Unidentified Hazardous Materials.  

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05/16/2022

PHMSA Clarifies Criminal Enforcement Procedures

PHMSA published a Final Rule to clarify that hazardous materials and pipeline inspectors may report actual or possible criminal activity to the US DOT Office of the Inspector General (OIG).

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04/29/2022

Updated Lithium Battery Incident Chart from US FAA

US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released an updated chart of recorded “thermal incidents” involving lithium batteries in air transportation.

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04/28/2022

Do Class 9 Hazardous Materials Require Placards?

In the US, it’s common to see placards for flammable liquids, corrosives, compressed gases, and various other classes of hazardous material on public roads. But have you ever seen a Class 9 placard on a truck?  

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04/25/2022

PHMSA to Host Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

US DOT PHMSA will host a virtual meeting of the Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee on May 4, from 9 AM to 5:30 PM EDT. Anyone interested can access the meeting on PHMSA’s website.

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