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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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11/11/2016

PHMSA Issues Guidance for Shipping Organic Peroxides, Self-Reactive Materials

Earlier this year, the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) finalized a rule to remove the Packing Group II (PG II) designation for organic peroxides and self-reactive substances. The change was among many “miscellaneous” hazmat updates made in a Final Rule posted to the Federal Register on June 2, 2016. The new rule has been in effect since July 5.

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10/31/2016

Federal Judge Halts California's Hazmat Rail Fee

On October 29, Union Pacific released a customer announcement stating that a Federal judge has issued an injunction to temporarily halt the implementation of California’s hazmat rail fee. Passed in August, the fee of $45 per rail car would apply to rail shipments of 25 specific hazardous materials commodities, including petroleum crude oil (UN 1267 and 1270), gasoline (UN 1203, 1993, and 3295), and liquefied petroleum gas or LPG (UN 1075 and 3161). 

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10/19/2016

FAA Issues Hazmat Emergency Restriction on Samsung Galaxy Note 7

In the Federal Register today, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Hazardous Materials Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order for air carriers and Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone owners.

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10/13/2016

Railroads Challenge California Hazmat Rail Fee

In August, the state of California passed a law to require railroads to collect a $45 fee to transport rail cars carrying certain hazardous materials. Railroads are now challenging the implementation of the hazmat fee, expressing concerns about how it will be enforced and how it will affect small quantity shipments. 

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09/28/2016

Samsung Granted Hazmat Special Permit to Ship Recalled Galaxy Note 7 Phones

In response to the ongoing recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has granted an emergency special permit to Samsung Electronics America, Inc. 

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09/22/2016

PHMSA Releases Safety Advisory for Defective or Damaged Lithium Batteries

The US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today posted a safety advisory to the Federal Register to inform the public of the hazards posed by defective, damaged, or recalled lithium batteries and devices containing these batteries. 

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09/20/2016

Quick Guide: Shipping Hazmat With No Packing Group

On January 8, 2015 (80 FR 1076), in order to harmonize its rules with international standards, the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) amended the 49 CFR Hazardous Material Regulations to remove packing group assignments for several articles...

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09/19/2016

NMFTA Updates Bill of Lading Standards

New standards for Bills of Lading (BOL) used in ground transportation  of less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments took effect on August 13, 2016. They affect the Uniform Bill of Lading, the Straight Bill of Lading, and the Straight BOL-Short Form. US shippers and carriers should review the updated requirements, which are found in Supplement 2 of the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) version NMF 100-AP.

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09/19/2016

PHMSA and OSHA Issue GHS Guidance for Bulk Chemical Shippers

US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and OSHA recently issued a joint guidance document to help industry comply with overlapping hazard communication, or “HazCom,” rules for chemicals in the workplace and in transportation.

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