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11/21/2017

PHMSA Proposes Terminating M- and R-Hazmat Packaging Approvals

In the Federal Register this week, PHMSA proposed to terminate approvals issued to packaging manufacturers and reconditioners, known as M- or R-numbers. The M- and R-numbers eliminated will be those PHMSA issued without an expiration date.   

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11/07/2017

Hazmat Training in Pittsburgh, St. Louis, & Chicago Next Month

In December, Lion Technology will present the final hazmat training workshops of the year Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Chicago.  

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10/31/2017

4 Types of Hazmat Training Violations

Hazmat training mistakes are the #1 most common violation issued to shippers by DOT hazmat inspectors. While hazmat training violations are common, not all training violations are the same. Here we’ll look at four specific reasons hazmat shippers receive tickets or citations for training violations.

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10/20/2017

New at Lion.com—RCRA & DOT Hazmat Training for Personnel

To help managers ensure personnel are fully trained in US DOT hazmat and RCRA hazardous waste regulations that impact their jobs, Lion Technology launched two new online courses this month.  

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10/20/2017

PHMSA Answers Hazmat Package Test Questions

In the sole letter of interpretation posted to PHMSA’s website last month, the administration answered four questions about hazmat packaging requirements for radioactive materials from the Packaging Management Council. 

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10/02/2017

DOT Announces 49 CFR Regulatory Review, Wants Your Input

In the Federal Register on Monday, October 2, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the start of a regulatory review to evaluate the necessity and effectiveness of existing 49 CFR regulations, including hazardous materials shipping requirements found in 49 CFR 100—181 et al.  

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10/02/2017

PHMSA, FAA Gear Up for UN Hazmat Meetings

To prepare for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) dangerous goods panel meeting to be held in Montreal in mid-October, the US DOT PHMSA and FAA announced a public meeting to discuss hazmat shipping issues.   

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09/18/2017

2 Shippers Fined for Hazmat Air Violations

This month, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposed civil penalties for two shippers who allegedly violated US DOT hazmat shipping requirements, including a $50,000 fine for 142 lithium batteries found in an employee's checked luggage. 

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09/11/2017

2 New PHMSA Hazmat Interpretations for August 2017

Last month, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued two hazmat interpretations of interest to shippers, freight forwarders, and carriers.  

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08/28/2017

Spring 2017 Unified Regulatory Agenda Released

Last week, the Federal government released its semiannual update on regulatory actions to be finalized, proposed, or withdrawn in the coming months. Officially titled the “Current Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions” and released twice per year, the report looks a little different this time around.   

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