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01/25/2017

Executive Memoranda Put Freeze on New Regulations

This week, the office of the President issued two executive memoranda that impact the actions of regulatory agencies like US EPA, DOT, OSHA, and others.   

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01/25/2017

Updated: DOT Withdraws 2017 Lithium Battery Updates for Now

URGENT: PHMSA has withdrawn its HM 215N Final Rule after the Agency last week announced it as Final and effective as of January 18, 2017.

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01/25/2017

Urgent: PHMSA Withdraws HM 215N Hazmat Harmonization Rule

URGENT: PHMSA has withdrawn its HM 215N Final Rule after the Agency last week announced it as Final, in response to an executive memorandum from the President.

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01/16/2017

PHMSA Starts Rolling on New Crude Oil Volatility Standards

The US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking input on potentially establishing vapor pressure limits for unrefined petroleum-based products (and potentially all Class 3 liquids) shipped by any mode.

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12/11/2016

VIDEO: New FedEx and UPS Lithium Battery Air Rules

The rules for shipping lithium batteries continue to change. Now air carriers FedEx and UPS are getting in on the action.

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11/29/2016

December Hazmat Training in Chicago, St. Louis, & more!

With 2017 only weeks away, shippers face changing 49 CFR hazmat regulations—including major updates finalized by PHMSA this year. Hazmat shipping mistakes are now more costly than ever: PHMSA raised its penalties for hazmat shipping violations this year from $75,000 per day, per violation to $77,114 per day, per violation.

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11/28/2016

DOT PHMSA Readies New Lithium Battery Air Rules

In a report of significant hazmat rulemakings currently in the works, the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) lists a rule that would make major changes to the 49 CFR hazmat rules for lithium battery air shippers. 

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11/21/2016

DOT Proposes Update to Rules for ID Numbers on Cargo Tanks Carrying Fuels

In today’s Federal Register, the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposed a rule to update the hazardous materials marking requirements for cargo tanks that carry petroleum-based fuels. The proposal is a direct response to the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act, or PIPES Act, signed into law in June 2016.

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11/15/2016

How Shipping Marine Pollutants Changed in 2016

If you deal with materials that are solely hazardous for being a marine pollutant, as of January 1, 2016, the international air and vessel regulations have essentially made smaller packages non-regulated.

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11/11/2016

FMCSA Safety Advisory: Cargo Tank Motor Vehicles

On November 10, 2016, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued a Safety Advisory to notify owners and operators of DOT 407 and DOT 412 cargo tank motor vehicles (CTMVs) manufactured by a company called Keith Huber Incorporated.

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