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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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03/25/2022

After Fire, Coast Guard Holds 48 Containers for Inspection

In response to an isolated fire involving mis-labeled lithium-ion batteries, the US Coast Guard placed a hold on forty-eight cargo containers to search for additional hazardous materials. 

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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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08/23/2021

What's New in the 2022 IATA DGR?

See the significant updates in IATA's 63rd Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Mandatory compliance with the new IATA DGR starts January 1, 2022. 

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04/09/2021

DG Trainers Association to Host Virtual Dangerous Goods Conference

The Dangerous Goods Trainers Association (DGTA) will hold its Dangerous Goods Conference virtually on May 11.  

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10/07/2020

California to Regulate 24 Toxic Chemicals in Cosmetics

On September 30, Governor Gavin Newsom signed the nation’s first ban on two dozen toxic ingredients for cosmetics and personal care products being sold in the Golden State.

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04/20/2020

IATA and FAA Release Guidance to Carry Cargo on Passenger Aircraft During COVID-19 Emergency

US FAA and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have both released guidance pertaining to the use of passenger aircraft to safely transport cargo and/or mail during the COVID-19 global health crisis.

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04/06/2020

IATA Clarifies Shipping Infectious Substances & COVID-19 Related Hazmat

Last month, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released information to help hazmat shippers transport infectious substances and hand sanitizer safely and in compliance via air. This new guidance aims to assist supply-chain professionals, aircraft workers, and frequent flyers alike in supporting the fight against COVID-19.

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02/03/2020

FAA Issues $120K Fine Against Multinational Hazmat Shipping Provider

A household name for shipping services was issued a $120,000 civil penalty by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for allegedly violating hazardous materials regulations. FAA alleges that the shipping company knowingly offered a shipment containing improperly packaged lithium batteries for transportation by air on Nov. 15, 2018.  

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01/14/2020

IMDG Code Update: IMO Releases Corrigenda for 2018 Edition

Last month, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) released corrigenda to the 2018 edition to correct errors in Volumes 1 and 2 of the text.

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