PHMSA Proposes HM 215-O to Harmonize 49 CFR with International Hazmat Requirements
Updates in the proposed rule will incorporate recent amendments to international regulation and consensus standards into 49 CFR and make changes to nearly every part of the hazmat rules, including Proper Shipping Names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging authorizations, and quantity limits.
Want to simplify the job of DOT, IATA, and IMDG hazmat compliance? Expert-led 49 CFR, IATA DGR, and IMDG Code workshops come to Hartford, Boston, New Jersey, and Philadelphia in January 2019,
Expected to be published in the Federal Register on November 27, 2018, the proposed rule includes the following updates for hazmat shippers:
- Incorporate the newest versions of the 2019-20 ICAO Technical Instructions; the 2018 IMDG Code (Amendment 39-18); the 20th Revised Edition of the UN Model Regulations; the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria; and the 7th Revised Edition of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
- Amend the 172.101 Hazmat Table to reflect changes in the UN Model Regulations, IMDG Code, and ICAO Technical Instructions.
- Add a new classification system for articles containing hazardous materials that do not already have a dedicated Proper Shipping Name.
- Add a lithium battery test summary requirement to demonstrate appropriate UN design testing and proper classification.
- Amend the rules for aircraft passengers carrying baggage equipped with lithium batteries, i.e., “smart luggage.”
- Add segregation requirements for lithium cells and batteries shipped by passenger aircraft with flammable liquids and other hazardous materials.
- Create non-testing alternative criteria for classifying corrosive materials.
- Extend the sunset dates for provisions concerning the transport of polymerizing substances (from Jan. 2, 2019 to Jan 2, 2021).
Not every change to international regulations made the cut for HM 215-O. For a full look at what is and is not included in HM-215 O harmonization rule, see the proposed rule here.
DOT, IATA, & IMDG Hazmat Training in Hartford, Boston, New Jersey, and PhiladelphiaJoin us this month to develop a step-by-step approach to correctly prepare hazardous materials for ground, air, or vessel transport, in full compliance with domestic and international regulations (49 CFR, IATA DGR, and IMDG Code).
Reserve your seat now for Hartford, Boston, New Jersey, or Philadelphia workshops in January 2019.
New hazmat employees need a solid grasp of the hazmat regulations and what they must do to help maintain compliance. Every step of the hazmat shipping process is regulated in some way, and even small mistakes can lead to fines now approaching $80,000 per day, per violation.
Online Hazmat Training for New and Experienced Hazmat Employees
The Shipping Hazmat by Ground—Ops Online Course provides hazmat general awareness, security awareness, and function-specific training for new or experienced hazmat employees. Personnel who complete this course learn how to comply with the regulations that govern their hazmat-related activities.
Find a Post
The instructor was very very informative, helpful, understandable and pleasant. This course answered many questions I had, being new to this industry.
The instructor was very dedicated to providing a quality experience. She did her best to make sure students were really comprehending the information.
Inventory Control Specialist
The instructor took a rather drab set of topics and brought them to life with realistic real-life examples.
We have a very busy work schedule and using Lion enables us to take the course at our own time. It makes it easy for me to schedule my employees' training.
Hazmat Shipping Professional
Lion's training was by far the best online RCRA training I've ever taken. It was challenging and the layout was great!
Hazardous Waste Professional
The instructor was probably the best I ever had! He made the class enjoyable, was humorous at times, and very knowledgeable.
Mary Sue Michon
The online course was well thought out and organized, with good interaction between the student and the course.
Material Release Agent
The training was impressive. I am not a fan of online training but this was put together very well. I would recommend Lion to others.
Lion provided an excellent introduction to environmental regulations, making the transition to a new career as an EHS specialist less daunting of a task. Drinking from a fire hose when the flow of water is lessened, is much more enjoyable!
Amazing instructor; real-life examples. Lion training gets better every year!
Download Our Latest Whitepaper
Spot and correct 4 of the most common universal waste errors before they result in a notice of violation during a Federal or state inspection.