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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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09/04/2020

Hazmat Basics: Using Overpacks to Ship Hazardous Materials

Lion teams up with hazmat packaging provider C.L. Smith to cover the basics you must know to ship hazardous materials in an overpack. 

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08/25/2020

How to Sign the Hazardous Waste Manifest During COVID-19

On August 20, EPA announced updated guidance to assist generators, transporters, and designated facilities with signing the hazardous waste manifest amid the coronavirus pandemic.  

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08/18/2020

PHMSA Acts on Hazmat Special Permit Requests

On August 12, DOT PHMSA posted a trio of hazmat special permit notices to the Federal Register.  

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07/29/2020

Three Lithium Battery Fires Raise Concerns About Flight Safety

Three recent aircraft fires have raised concerns for regulators and workers alike on the safety of lithium batteries. These incidents underscore the prevalence of lithium battery malfunctions as aviation regulators continue debating how to prevent further harm to customers, airline employees, and cargo.

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07/24/2020

Final Rule Alert: LNG Allowed in Rail Transport

DOT PHMSA's Final Rule amends the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to allow bulk transport of methane, refrigerated liquid (i.e., liquified natural gas or LNG) by rail.

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07/20/2020

3 Combustible Liquid Shipping Examples

These three examples explore the requirements and reliefs for shipping combustible liquids in (or out of) the US. 

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07/07/2020

Spring 2020 Regulatory Agenda Published

The Spring 2020 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and De-regulatory Actions was released just before the July 4th holiday. 

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06/24/2020

PHMSA Hand Sanitizer Policy for Distilleries Extended to Oct. 31, 2020

Update 06/24/20: PHMSA announced today an extension of temporary reliefs from the Hazardous Materials Regulations for ground shipments of hand sanitizer. The extension notice adds rail transportation as covered by the temporary, which previously applied to highway shipments only. 

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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.

Shipping Hazmat Limited Quantities