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12/09/2022

PHMSA Releases Hazmat FAQs on HMR Applicability

The first of PHMSA's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) releases is now available and focuses on the applicability of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).  

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12/05/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 12/5

In this week's Roundup, a freight shipping and trucking company, a steel manufacturer, and a container reconditioning facility will all pay civil penalties to resolve alleged violations of environmental regulations.

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12/05/2022

USPS Revises Publication 52 Hazmat Postal Regulations

Update: A Final Rule to revise the USPS Publication 52 standards for mailing hazardous materials is in effect as of December 1, 2022. 

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11/29/2022

How Would a Rail Strike Impact Hazmat Shippers?

Update 12/05/22: The President signed legislation on December 4 requiring railroads and rail workers to accept a tentative labor agreement reached by employers and union leadership earlier this year.

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11/07/2022

How to Use US DOT's Hazmat Special Provisions

How hazardous materials shippers find and use applicable special provisions, and why they are essential to transportation safety and compliance with the HMR.  

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10/24/2022

Surprise Hazmat Inspection Blitz Finds 1,700 Violations

More than 6,600 packages containing hazardous materials were inspected during roadside checks in the US and Canada during an unannounced five-day inspection blitz earlier this year.

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10/13/2022

Hazmat Responders Can Submit Feedback for ERG 2024

US DOT PHMSA invites emergency responders to submit feedback about the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) to inform development of the 2024 edition.

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10/06/2022

What Stakeholders Say About Hazmat e-Communications

US DOT is still accepting public comments on a Request for Information (RFI) about the use of electronic shipping documents and emergency response information for hazardous materials transportation.  

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09/22/2022

DOT Seeks Stakeholder Input on Hazmat Registration for Shippers and Carriers

To fund PHMSA’s national emergency preparedness grant program to levels required by law, the Agency may need to increase hazmat registration fees or expand the criteria for who must register.

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09/01/2022

Alfredo Sauce: A Reportable Release?

A messy release of alfredo sauce on a highway near Memphis, TN gives us a chance to consider release reporting rules under three major regulatory programs—the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), Superfund, and the Clean Water Act.  

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