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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned some 15-inch MacBook Pros from US flights due to concerns over faulty lithium batteries.
US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced last week the formation of a new Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved Wing Aviation LLC as the first delivery drone operator in the US by certifying the Alphabet-owned company as a commercial airline. They will soon be able to deliver goods via drone to communities in Virginia.
Hazmat safety inspections are continuing through the current partial government shutdown. Despite a lapse in funding, both PHMSA and FAA staff remain on the job to inspect shipping facilities, carriers, cylinder re-conditioners, and packaging testers as the shutdown stretches on.
On September 18, 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released an updated National Policy to “set forth policies and procedures relevant to FAA’s compliance and enforcement program,” including enforcement of hazardous materials violations.
US FAA issued a six-figure fine for a Hong Kong company that allegedly shipped lithium batteries, undeclared, by air. Besides failing to properly classify, name, package, mark, label or document the shipment, the company also did not provide requried hazmat training for employees, according to FAA.
For allegedly shipping 24-volt lithium-ion batteries that did not conform to UN test standards or US Hazardous Materials Regulations requirements, a Florida lithium battery manufacturer now faces a $1,100,000 fine from US FAA.
Frequent flyers take note! Delta and American Airlines made announcements last week that you should be aware of. These airlines will no longer allow passengers to check “smart baggage” with non-removable lithium batteries. Lithium batteries pose unique fire hazards in transport—as dangerous goods professionals know all too well.
US FAA this week issued a press release to announce hazmat enforcement action against an Oklahoma shipper who allegedly offered a corrosive liquid product for air transport. When the shipment was discovered to be leaking at a UPS sorting facility in Austin, TX, workers reported the incident to FAA.
For hazmat air shippers, the 58th Edition of IATA’s Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) is in effect as of January 1, 2017. Understanding the latest rules for hazmat air shipments is crucial to avoid costly fines, rejected shipments, and incidents in transit.
A hazmat self-audit is a best practice that can help you ace a hazmat inspection, protect personnel, and defend against civil and criminal penalties. Use this report to identify best practices, avoid common shipping mistakes, and sidestep the pitfalls that trigger DOT inspections. DOT hazmat inspections and keep your site audit-ready at all times!