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04/30/2018

PHMSA Announces Annual Hazmat R&D Forum

PHMSA and OHMS have announced DOT's annual public Research and Development Forum to be held in Washington, DC on May 16–17.

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03/23/2018

Do Dangerous Goods Belong on Driverless Vehicles?

UPDATED 03/29/18 US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has released a request for information, or RFI, related to the development of automated technologies for transporting hazardous materials by surface modes, i.e., highway and rail.  

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03/13/2018

Power Banks Recalled Due to Lithium Battery Incidents

Citing fifty-three reports of overheating lithium batteries, one report of chemical burns, and four reports of property damage, Amazon has announced a recall of six AmazonBasics portable lithium-ion battery chargers.  

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08/28/2017

CSB Issues Safety Alert for Texas Petrochemical Facilities

In the wake of devastating flooding and disruption of industrial operations caused by Hurricane Harvey, the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has issued a Safety Alert for petrochemical facilities in Texas that will restart operations in the coming weeks and months. 

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03/27/2017

Next Week! Hazmat Training in Sacramento and Denver

To help you protect personnel and maintain full compliance with the new DOT, IATA, and IMDG shipping regulations for 2017, Lion will present nationally trusted hazmat/DG shipper training in Sacramento, Denver, and Kansas City next month. 

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09/20/2016

Quick Guide: Shipping Hazmat With No Packing Group

On January 8, 2015 (80 FR 1076), in order to harmonize its rules with international standards, the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) amended the 49 CFR Hazardous Material Regulations to remove packing group assignments for several articles...

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08/31/2016

PHMSA to Harmonize 49 CFR Hazmat Regs with New International Requirements

Updated 09/07/16: Rule HM 215N to harmonize US DOT hazmat regulations with changing international requriements was officially proposed in the Federal Register today, September 7, 2016.

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08/12/2016

PHMSA Expands New Flammable Liquid Rail Tank Car Standards with Final Rule

On August 10, 2016, US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced a new Final Rule to expand on the requirements for rail cars that transport flammable liquids. 

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06/02/2016

DOT PHMSA Posts Changes to Hazmat Regulations

In the Federal Register today, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration posted a Final Rule to make miscellaneous updates, revisions, corrections, and clarifications to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

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04/19/2016

New Hazmat Retail Rules In Effect Now

On March 31, 2016, the Federal Register published the Reverse Logistics hazmat rule (81 FR 18527). Designed for retailers who return hazmat products to a manufacturer, supplier, or distribution facility, the new rule provides relief from the US DOT hazmat regulations for these return-to-vendor or "reverse logistics" shipments.

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