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11/25/2020

Final Rule Alert: PHMSA Reduces Hazmat Regulatory Burdens

A new PHMSA rulemaking revises the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to “update, clarify, or provide relief from various regulatory requirements without adversely affecting safety.”  

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11/23/2020

2020 IMDG Code Compliance Deadline Delayed

IMO has announced that mandatory compliance with the forthcoming IMDG Code Amendment 40–20 will begin on June 1, 2022.  

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11/16/2020

New: Hazmat Security Plans for LNG by Rail

US DOT PHMSA is seeking renewal, with revisions, of an information collection request (ICR) related to Hazardous Materials Security Plans. The revisions will impact carriers that transport tank car quantities of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail. 

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10/22/2020

ORM-D Phase-out Ends Dec. 31, 2020

The last day to use the ORM-D classification for hazmat consumer commodities shipped by highway is December 31, 2020.

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10/12/2020

How Much Hazmat Training is Enough?

Even after you've mastered the domestic and international requirements for shipping hazardous materials, you may still feel uncertain that every "i" is dotted and every "t" crossed. Here we cover the minimum training that US DOT requires for every hazmat employee.   

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10/05/2020

New PHMSA Hazmat Enforcement Policy for Air and Sea Shippers

“PHMSA will not take enforcement action against any offeror or carrier who offers or accepts for domestic or international transportation by any mode....” 

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09/24/2020

Emergency HMR Waivers Issued for Wildfire and Hurricane Disaster Areas

Emergency orders waive compliance with the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) for persons working under US EPA and US Coast Guard 

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09/15/2020

6 Picky Parts of Hazmat Shipper Papers

Shipping paper mistakes can delay or prevent the transportation of hazardous materials. Because the shipping paper is so important to safe hazmat transportation, the requirements for this document are detailed and specific. Here we pick apart the six most picky parts of hazmat shipping papers.

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09/08/2020

What's New in the 2021 IATA DGR?

See what's changing for hazmat air shippers in the 2021 IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Mandatory compliance starts January 1, 2021.  

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09/08/2020

New Hazmat Special Permit Allows Smaller Limited Quantity Marking

A new hazmat special permit allows for the use of a limited quantity marking as small as 25 mm on each side when shipping hazmat limited quantities by highway, rail, or vessel in the US.

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Some of the limited quantity reliefs are identical across the intermodal transport rules, but others are reserved for specific modes of transport. Shippers can and should capitalize on these limited quantity reliefs when possible, but must recognize that some hazmat requirements still apply to shipping limited quantities.

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