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11/16/2011

Feature Article: Keeping Up With the Changes to International Dangerous Goods Regulations

On January 1, 2012, the next editions of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code come into effect. Here’s a quick guide to impending changes and deadlines you should know about...

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11/14/2011

Report From DGAC Conference & Expo: Day 3

[Editor’s Note: Lion Technology Inc. instructor Roseanne Bottone is blogging from the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC) Conference & Hazardous Materials Transportation Exposition. Daily, she will provide her observations and insights from the conference in order to keep our members up–to–date with the latest regulatory news.]
 
The third and final day of the DGAC conference began with a presentation by Gary Lupinacci from ...
 

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11/11/2011

Report From DGAC Conference & Expo: Day 2 Part III

[Editor’s Note: Lion Technology Inc. instructor Roseanne Bottone is blogging from the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC) Conference & Hazardous Materials Transportation Exposition. Daily, she will provide her observations and insights from the conference in order to keep our members up–to–date with the latest regulatory news.]
 
Today’s blog is a continuation of the discussion of international issues that...

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11/10/2011

Report From DGAC Conference & Expo: Day 2 Part II

[Editor’s Note: Lion Technology Inc. instructor Roseanne Bottone is blogging from the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC) Conference & Hazardous Materials Transportation Exposition. Daily, she will provide her observations and insights from the conference in order to keep our members up–to–date with the latest regulatory news.]
 
Coming Soon from the International Civil Aviation Organization...

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11/09/2011

Report From DGAC Conference & Expo: Day 2 Part I

[Editor’s Note: Lion Technology Inc. instructor Roseanne Bottone is blogging from the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC) Conference & Hazardous Materials Transportation Exposition. Daily, she will provide her observations and insights from the conference in order to keep our members up-to-date with the latest regulatory news.]
 
It’s day 2 of the DGAC conference down in...
 

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11/08/2011

Report From DGAC Conference & Expo

[Editor's Note: Lion Technology Inc. instructor Roseanne Bottone is blogging from the Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC) Conference & Hazardous Materials Transportation Exposition. Daily, she will provide her observations and insights from the conference in order to keep our readers up-to-date with the latest regulatory news.]  My students often ask me what I do for Lion when I’m not teaching a workshop. Well, today... 

 

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11/07/2011

PHMSA to Hold Public Meeting on International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods

International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods; Public Meeting AGENCY: Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Transportation. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. [Docket No. PHMSA–2011–0246; Notice No. 11–11] (76 FR 68829) SUMMARY: This notice is to advise interested persons that PHMSA will conduct a public meeting in preparation for the 40th...

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10/24/2011

Feature Article: 49 CFR Keeping Up With the Changes

Each year on the first day of October, the Government Printing office (GPO) publishes a new edition of the last quarter of the Code of Federal Regulations, including Title 49-Transportation. This annual printing includes all rule changes, amendments, and modifications made since the last edition.
 
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration typically publishes...

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09/22/2011

Question of the Week: Shipping Samples Under 49 CFR 172.101(c)

Q. I have a material I need to ship off site that might be a DOT hazmat, but I’m not sure. I want to send a sample to a laboratory for testing, but how do I do that if I don’t know what its properties are? What do I have to do to ship this sample in compliance with the DOT’s regulations when I don’t know what kind of hazmat it is in the first place...

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09/16/2011

Updates to DOT Hazmat Rules

On September 13, 2011, at 76 FR 56304, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) published its annual cleanup rule in preparation for the October 1, 2011, recodification of 49 CFR.
 
This final rule, “Minor Editorial Corrections and Clarifications”...

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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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