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06/08/2020

FMCSA Updates Hazmat Route Registry

On June 3, FMCSA updated the National Hazardous Materials Route Registry (NHMRR) to reflect changes reported from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

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05/27/2020

Aviation Company Faces $5.9M Penalty for Failure to Train Hazmat Employees

An Atlanta-based transportation company has been cited for allegedly operating illegal cargo flights and failing to provide hazmat training for employees as required by 49 CFR 172.704 and the IATA DGR.

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05/26/2020

PHMSA Withdraws Crude Oil Vapor Pressure Proposal

On May 20, DOT PHMSA withdrew a proposal to establish vapor pressure limits for crude oil and other Class 3 flammable hazardous materials by rail.

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05/15/2020

PHMSA Affirms Preemption of NYC’s Hazmat Permit Fee

PHMSA found that “the city created its own independent set of cargo containment, equipment, and related requirements that overlap extensive HMR requirements and are likely to encourage noncompliance with the HMR.”

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04/29/2020

Live Hazmat & RCRA Webinars in Spring 2020

If you’re reading this, you play an essential role in employee and supply chain safety. Join us for live, expert-led webinars that leverage experienced instructors, interactive learning, and robust resources to create a powerful training experience.

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04/28/2020

Join the Hazmat Special Permit Party

Like at any party, there are rules to follow and party fouls to avoid when you want to obtain "party status" to a hazmat special permit. 

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04/17/2020

Signing Hazmat Shipping Papers in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Unless you’re Stretch Armstrong, you can’t sign hazmat shipping papers from six feet away—the recommended social distance to prevent transmission of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. PHMSA has issued recommendations for meeting your regulatory responsibility from a safe distance.   

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04/09/2020

How's Your Hazmat History? Take Our Quiz

Are you a hazmat historian? Keep your knowledge sharp with this three-minute hazmat transportation history quiz.

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03/23/2020

Hazmat Employer’s Duty—Ensure Your Employees’ Training

The 49 CFR explicitly states that “hazmat employers” must ensure their “hazmat employees” are training to perform their essential job functions [49 CFR 172.702(a)]. But who exactly needs training and what kind of training is required? We answer these questions and more.

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03/02/2020

Two Hazmat Incidents Quickly Contained in Indiana and Arkansas

Last week, two different parts of the country faced what could have been significant hazmat disasters. Thankfully though, emergency professionals were quick to the scene in East Chicago, Indiana and Lonoke County, Arkansas.

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