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12/30/2011

DOT Clarified Harmonization Rulemaking

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is promulgating a final rule that amends the January 19, 2011 harmonization rulemaking.
 
The new rule does many things, but most notably, PHMSA is extending the phase out period for...

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12/20/2011

Keeping Up With the Changes to International Dangerous Goods Regulations

Q. How much longer can I ship something as a Consumer Commodity, ORM-D?
 
A. On January 19, 2011, the Department of Transportation (DOT) promulgated a new regulation that phases out the ORM-D classification [76 FR 3308]. In the past, this classification has applied to packages of...

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12/02/2011

PHMSA Restricts Hand-Held Mobile Phone Use for Commercial Drivers

Today, December, 2, 2011, two agencies under the Department of Transportation amended their rules to restrict the use of hand-held mobile telephones by drivers of commercial motor vehicles.
 
Promulgated by the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), this rule modifies ...

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11/29/2011

Preparing for 2012 Reporting Obligations

Personally, the last month of the year usually means entry into the year–end holiday season. For EHS managers, this should also mean preparing your 2012 compliance calendars. These calendars will likely include various reporting obligations. While many of your reporting obligations and frequencies are site–specific (e.g., NPDES discharge monitoring reports and Clean Air Act Title V certifications), some events...

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11/16/2011

Feature Article: Keeping Up With the Changes to International Dangerous Goods Regulations

On January 1, 2012, the next editions of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code come into effect. Here’s a quick guide to impending changes and deadlines you should know about...

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11/14/2011

Report From DGAC Conference & Expo: Day 3

[Editor’s Note: Lion Technology Inc. instructor Roseanne Bottone is blogging from the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC) Conference & Hazardous Materials Transportation Exposition. Daily, she will provide her observations and insights from the conference in order to keep our members up–to–date with the latest regulatory news.]
 
The third and final day of the DGAC conference began with a presentation by Gary Lupinacci from ...
 

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11/11/2011

Report From DGAC Conference & Expo: Day 2 Part III

[Editor’s Note: Lion Technology Inc. instructor Roseanne Bottone is blogging from the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC) Conference & Hazardous Materials Transportation Exposition. Daily, she will provide her observations and insights from the conference in order to keep our members up–to–date with the latest regulatory news.]
 
Today’s blog is a continuation of the discussion of international issues that...

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11/10/2011

Report From DGAC Conference & Expo: Day 2 Part II

[Editor’s Note: Lion Technology Inc. instructor Roseanne Bottone is blogging from the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC) Conference & Hazardous Materials Transportation Exposition. Daily, she will provide her observations and insights from the conference in order to keep our members up–to–date with the latest regulatory news.]
 
Coming Soon from the International Civil Aviation Organization...

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11/09/2011

Report From DGAC Conference & Expo: Day 2 Part I

[Editor’s Note: Lion Technology Inc. instructor Roseanne Bottone is blogging from the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC) Conference & Hazardous Materials Transportation Exposition. Daily, she will provide her observations and insights from the conference in order to keep our members up-to-date with the latest regulatory news.]
 
It’s day 2 of the DGAC conference down in...
 

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11/07/2011

PHMSA to Hold Public Meeting on International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods; Public Meeting AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. [Docket No. PHMSA–2011–0246; Notice No. 11–11] (76 FR 68829) SUMMARY: This notice is to advise interested persons that PHMSA will conduct a public meeting in preparation for the 40th...

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