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12/18/2015

Hazmat and EHS Provisions in Congress’ $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

The US Congress this week passed a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, which includes some items of note for hazmat and hazardous waste shippers, EHS managers, and any business that’s subject to rules and regulations of the Department of Transportation (DOT) or Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

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12/04/2015

Holiday "Hoverboard" Craze Underscores Risks of Lithium Batteries

Consumers who want to take their new balance gliders, or “hoverboards,” aboard an aircraft are experiencing issues flying this holiday season. Hoverboards are scooters that can be operated hands-free, and they are one of many consumer products powered by lithium batteries. 

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12/04/2015

Hazmat Items in the 5-year, $305B FAST Act Transportation Bill

HR-22, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act—the five-year, $305 billion transportation bill announced by US Congress earlier this week—includes a number of items of interest to hazmat shippers, carriers, rail operators, manufacturers, oil and gas professionals, and others. Below is a review of the hazmat items found in Title VII of the FAST Act. The full text of the Act is available online.

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11/20/2015

PHMSA Denies Appeals to New Class 3 Rail Rules

In the November 18, 2015, Federal Register, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) officially responded to appeals from hazmat, chemical, and railroad industry groups regarding the May 2015 Final Rule to enhance tank car standards and operational controls for trains carrying Class 3 flammable liquids.

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10/20/2015

DOT's Annual 49 CFR Hazmat Regulations Update

Every year on October 1, the Government Printing Office updates and prints a new edition of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, or 49 CFR. 49 CFR contains transportation regulations, including the rules for preparing and offering shipments of hazardous materials. Often, the Department of Transportation issues a Final Rule in the Federal Register to officially make corrections and technical revisions...

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10/12/2015

PHMSA Proposes Bolstered Hazmat Pipeline Requirements

In the October 12, 2015 Federal Register, the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposed changes to the regulations for pipelines that carry liquid hazardous materials...

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10/06/2015

COSTHA Warns Congress of Impending Rail Shutdown

The Council on the Safe Transport of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA) has warned Congress that large segments of the US freight rail network could be shut down if a deadline to install new safety measures is not extended beyond December 31 of this year.

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09/15/2015

Shipping Hazmat Limited Quantities by Ground, Air, and Vessel

When shipped by ground, air, or vessel, small quantities of hazardous materials (or dangerous goods)—referred to as "limited quantities"—are granted relief from certain hazmat shipping requirements.

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09/01/2015

Know Your Safety Agency: The CSB

The US Chemical and Hazard Investigation Board, or CSB, made headlines this year when its chairman resigned amid controversy. President Obama appointed, and the US Senate confirmed, a new chairperson in March. As the new Chair-former Chief Counsel for PHMSA, Vanessa Sutherland-begins her term, the time is right to ask: What exactly is the CSB, and what does it do?

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