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New Course: DOT Hazmat Rail Shipper Training

To help hazmat rail shippers and carriers meet US DOT’s hazmat training mandate at 49 CFR 172.704, Lion Technology this week launched a new online course, Hazmat Ground Shipper—Additional Rail Requirements. 

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FAA Fines Food Service Co. $54,000 for HMR Violations

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last week announced a $54,000 civil penalty against a Wyoming, Michigan food services company for violations of hazmat shipping regulations. 

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USPS Updates Hazmat Packaging Rules in Publication 52

In a notice posted to the Federal Register today, the United States Postal Service announced the addition of a new Excepted Quantity Provision to the hazardous materials packaging provisions found in Publication 52. The updates bring the USPS rules up to date with changes PHMSA made to its Hazardous Materials Regulation (HMR) back in 2009.

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August Hazmat Shipper Workshops in Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando, and more!

To help shippers meet US DOT training mandates, protect personnel, and maintain full compliance with the latest rules, Lion will present the Complete Multimodal Hazmat Shipper Certification Workshops in southeast US cities starting next week. 

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PHMSA Posts More Changes to 49 CFR Hazmat Rules

The US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today proposed a number of additions, corrections, and updates to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) in 49 CFR.

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PHMSA Raises Hazmat Civil Penalties

In the Federal Register today, the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) posted an Interim Final Rule to raise the maximum and minimum civil penalties for violations of Federal hazardous materials regulations, law, special permits, and approvals.  

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FMCSA Updates Hazmat Safety Permit Rules for Radioactives Transporters

In the Federal Register on Friday, June 17, the US DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) posted a Rule to update the vehicle inspection requirements for motor carriers who transport highway-route control quantities (HRCQ) of radioactive materials.

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Size Matters: Shipping Hazmat in Big Boxes

“Good things come in small packages,” the saying goes. But when you ship hazardous materials, sometimes a small package or combination packaging just won’t get the job done.

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DOT Announces Million Dollar Hazmat Grant Program

The US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced on Friday the availability of $1 million in grant funding to support hazmat emergency response training in the US. Created under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), the grant money is earmarked for safety training for hazardous materials professionals or hazmat training for Federal and State enforcement personnel.

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PHMSA and OSHA to Hold Pre-UN Regulatory Meetings Next Week

To prepare for international regulatory meetings at the United Nations, both OSHA and the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will hold pre-UN meetings open to industry stakeholders and the public.


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