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05/27/2022

Latest DOT Actions on Hazmat Special Permits

US DOT announced actions to grant or deny new and modified hazmat Special Permits in the Federal Register on May 27.  

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05/19/2022

Shipping Unidentified Hazardous Materials

Someday you may have a close encounter with a material or product for which you have no conclusive proof of the chemical makeup, properties, or potential hazards.You could call these UHMs—Unidentified Hazardous Materials.  

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05/09/2022

Is Every D002 Hazardous Waste a Class 8 Hazmat?

To comply with environmental and transportation regulations, facilities that manage and ship hazardous wastes and/or hazardous materials must understand two different definitions for the word "corrosive." 

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05/04/2022

PHMSA Hazmat Enforcement Discretion on Packaging Tape

US DOT PHMSA announced a policy of enforcement discretion on May 2 for shippers who close a hazardous materials package with an adhesive tape other than the tape called for in the package manufacturer’s closure instructions. 

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04/25/2022

PHMSA to Host Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee Meeting

US DOT PHMSA will host a virtual meeting of the Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee on May 4, from 9 AM to 5:30 PM EDT. Anyone interested can access the meeting on PHMSA’s website.

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04/11/2022

PHMSA Answers Frequently Asked Hazmat Questions

US DOT PHMSA will compile and publish a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to provide clear information about compliance to hazardous materials shippers, manufacturers, and other stakeholders.

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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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03/08/2022

Chicago Hazmat & RCRA Training Starts April 4

Updated workshops for hazardous waste professionals and hazmat ground & air shippers start April 4 in Chicago. 

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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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