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03/21/2022

DOT Increases Hazmat Civil Penalties for 2022

The maximum civil penalty for a typical violation of the US DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) increased more than $5,000, to $89,678 per day, per violation. 

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03/04/2022

PHMSA Seeks Input Before International DG Meetings

About two weeks before each international meeting, DOT will hold virtual listening sessions with hazardous materials shippers and other stakeholders to solicit input on rule proposals under consideration.

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02/22/2022

FAA Seeks Feedback on Vaccines and Dry Ice Shipped by Air

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is seeking approval of a new information collection request (ICR) related to air transport of COVID-19 vaccines.

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02/18/2022

(Video) Fiery Gasoline Tanker Incident in New York

A tanker truck transporting 9,200 gallons of gasoline crashed into an abandoned building and burst into flames on Long Island on Wednesday, February 16. 

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02/07/2022

DOT and DOE Plan National EV Charging Network

US DOT and the Department of Energy will coordinate distribution of funding to build a national network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

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01/24/2022

Lessons From 3 Real Hazmat Incident Reports

These three incidents show how small mistakes can lead to shipping delays, packaging waste, lost product, injuries, and potential penalties for HMR violations. 

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01/21/2022

PHMSA Extends Enforcement Discretion for Hazmat Cylinders

PHMSA will continue to allow shippers to offer Division 2.2 hazardous materials (non-flammable gases) in cylinders that are no more than 12 months overdue for periodic requalification. 

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01/17/2022

Coast Guard, USPS Increase Hazmat Shipping Civil Penalties

The US Coast Guard and the US Postal Service increased civil penalties for violations of hazardous materials shipping regulations in vessel transportation and in the mail system, respectively.

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11/29/2021

Post-Thanksgiving EH&S Wrap-up Blog

Catch up on the EH&S news you might have missed during Thanksgiving week, including the latest efforts to ease port congestion on the west coast and the status of OSHA's COVID-19 Vax-or-Test ETS.

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11/22/2021

DHS, Coast Guard Increase Hazmat Shipping and CFATS Penalties

The US Coast Guard increased civil penalties for hazardous materials vessel shipping violations last month. 

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