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12/30/2015In the Federal Register today, the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) officially withdrew its proposed rulemaking to prohibit flammable liquids in external product piping on DOT specification cargo tank motor vehicles (CTMV) in transportation. When carrying product, the lines or hoses used to load or unload a CTMV are called “wetlines.” If not protected, wetlines may be exposed to a collision in transport.
12/4/2015HR-22, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act—the five-year, $305 billion transportation bill announced by US Congress earlier this week—includes a number of items of interest to hazmat shippers, carriers, rail operators, manufacturers, oil and gas professionals, and others.
Below is a review of the hazmat items found in Title VII of the FAST Act. The full text of the Act is available online.
11/20/2015In the November 18, 2015, Federal Register, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) officially responded to appeals from hazmat, chemical, and railroad industry groups regarding the May 2015 Final Rule to enhance tank car standards and operational controls for trains carrying Class 3 flammable liquids.
8/26/2015In response to the August 12 facility explosion in Tianjin, it appears that Chinese port authorities are taking steps to limit the amount and types of hazardous materials (known internationally as dangerous goods) that enter the country...
5/20/2015In a defect report filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), major air bag supplier Takata has acknowledged defects in its air bag inflators, leading NHTSA to expand an ongoing recall effort which will now affect nearly 34 million vehicles...
1/23/2015On Monday, January 26, the United States Postal Service (USPS) will publish revised standards for shipping lithium batteries in the mail by ground and air. Notification of the revised lithium battery rules will appear in the Federal Register and the new standards will be published as a revision to USPS Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail.
1/20/2015For hazmat air shippers, compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA)'s 56th Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR)—new for 2015—is mandatory as of January 1. IATA revises its DGR annually to keep pace with new hazards and technologies. As in each odd-numbered year...
1/9/2015The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has posted the first addendum to its 56th Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations. Published annually, the DGR is the major text followed by hazmat air shippers worldwide. US shippers must comply with the latest edition of IATA's regulations in addition to complying with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations...
12/16/2014Transporting materials by vessel is a dangerous business. Incidents are not uncommon and can threaten the cargo and crew. Rogue waves and human error can be a hazard in themselves; adding dangerous goods to the mix can be a recipe for disaster. Identifying dangerous goods and communicating their hazards to port and vessel personnel is vital...
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