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05/11/2018

New PHMSA Hazmat Special Permits and Applications

The DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on May 10 posted notice of applications for new hazmat special permits and Agency decisions regarding existing special permits applications.  

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05/11/2018

How to Choose the Right Dangerous Goods Freight Forwarder

As a shipper, the responsibility for hazardous materials compliance ultimately rests with you. To protect your reputation and avoid hazmat penalties, you must carefully select all potential partners who may impact the safety of your shipments. That includes freight forwarders and cargo agents.   

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05/04/2018

4 Super Powers Every DG Pro Could Use

Marvel’s latest superhero epic, Avengers: Infinity War, was released recently to great fanfare. It got us thinking: What kind of superpowers would help a dangerous goods professional ensure compliance and become a Super Shipper? To us, DG pros are already heroes.  With a few extra powers, these professionals would be unstoppable!

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04/09/2018

FBI Offers New Reward in Search for ValuJet 592 Fugitive

In a release posted April 5, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of an aviation contractor allegedly involved in packaging oxygen generators for transport on ValuJet 592 on May 11, 1996 at Miami International Airport.

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03/23/2018

Do Dangerous Goods Belong on Driverless Vehicles?

UPDATED 03/29/18 US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has released a request for information, or RFI, related to the development of automated technologies for transporting hazardous materials by surface modes, i.e., highway and rail.  

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02/27/2018

In California: DOT Hazmat and Title 22 Training In April!

In April, collaborate and learn alongside other dangerous goods professionals in California to meet DOT (49 CFR), IATA DGR, and IMDG Code hazmat training mandates at 49 CFR 172.704 and learn new rules you must know for 2018.

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02/08/2018

DOT Fixes 49 CFR to Reinstate Spec Packaging Definition

On Monday, US DOT put back something it accidentally deleted from the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) in October 2017; the definition of "specifica tion packaging."

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02/05/2018

Execs and Employees Convicted for Hazmat and RCRA Waste Shipping Fraud

Multiple employees and executives of a California wastewater company now face criminal sentences for a fraud scheme that involved knowing violations of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA).  

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01/05/2018

CSB Releases Report on Atchison, KS Chlorine Gas Release

The US Chemical Safety Board this week released a new video and case study that detail the October 2016 release of chlorine gas from a grain processing and distilling facility in Atchison, Kansas.

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01/02/2018

DOT Hazmat Rules Planned for 2018

US DOT and US EPA last week released semiannual Agendas of rulemaking activities, many of which could impact hazardous materials professionals in 2018. Today, let’s review those new or changing restrictions and requirements that are most likely to hit the books as Final Rules this year.   

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