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08/19/2019

PHMSA Proposes 19 Updates to Hazmat Regulations

DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking on August 14, 2019 to make changes to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) that will update, clarify, and provide relief from certain hazardous materials regulatory requirements.  

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08/12/2019

Container Ship Fires Prompt New Fines from Carriers

To address a recent rise in fires aboard shipping vessels, major carriers have announced new fines and security procedures aimed at reducing the number of misdeclared hazardous cargo shipments.  

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08/08/2019

Florida DEP Arrests Business Owner for Illegal Biomedical Waste Disposal

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) arrested the owner of a hazardous waste disposal business for alleged illegal disposal of biomedical waste.

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08/06/2019

Final Rule Alert: Hazmat Civil Penalties Increased

Effective July 31, 2019, US DOT has increased civil penalties for Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) violations. With hazmat civil penalties assessed on a per day, per violation basis, even minor increases to these penalty amounts can add up quickly.  

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07/26/2019

Risk Vs. Hazard: The Link Between Hazmat and Shark Week

Do you know the difference between hazards and risks? We answer the question swimmers should ask themselves before getting in the water and what hazmat pros must know before every shipment in this special Shark Week article.

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07/25/2019

EPA Ups e-Manifest User Fees for 2020-21

EPA has announced increased user fees to support its electronic hazardous waste manifest system in fiscal years 2020—21.

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07/23/2019

Where to Start With an EHS Consultant

A common refrain when considering the help of an EHS consultant is the well-worn phrase “We've always done it this way.” However, an outside perspective can determine potential risks for fines and penalties and even offer insights that will save you money.

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07/22/2019

What's In the New Lithium Battery Test Summary Document?

Starting January 1, 2020, manufacturers and distributors of lithium cells and batteries (and equipment powered by lithium cells or batteries) must make available a lithium battery testing summary that provides critical safety information about their batteries to downstream shippers and consumers.

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07/22/2019

Hazardous Waste e-Manifests: Making the Switch

While hazardous waste generators can now create e-manifests, some logistical challenges remain that may make it difficult to move away from paper manifests. Here's what's holding some facilites up–and why making the switch as soon as possible is a smart management practice.   

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07/15/2019

Are You a Hazmat Shipper of Choice?

From a shortage of drivers to restrictive hours of service (HOS) requirements, hazardous materials carriers are now more selective about who they work with. Find out how effective hazmat compliance practices can keep you in a driver's good graces and make you a "shipper of choice." 

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