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09/15/2011

Lion Is Looking Out for You!

On January 5, 2011, at 76 FR 454, PHMSA made a series of changes to the special permit application system. One of the new rules required all applicants to name the CEO or president of the company when filing for a special permit (including extensions, modifications, and party-to applications). PHMSA’s intent here was “…to ensure...

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08/31/2011

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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08/19/2011

PHMSA Proposes to Incorporate Rail Special Permits into the Hazardous Materials Regulations

Yesterday at 76 FR 51324, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposed to amend the Hazardous Material Regulations to incorporate certain widely used and long-standing special permits applicable to rail transport of hazmat.
 
The special permits in question are...

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08/19/2011

PHMSA Proposes to Incorporate Rail Special Permits into the Hazardous Materials Regulations

Yesterday at 76 FR 51324, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposed to amend the Hazardous Material Regulations to incorporate certain widely used and long-standing special permits applicable to rail transport of hazmat.
 
The special permits in question are...

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08/19/2011

TSA Amends Air Cargo Screening Rules: Eliminates 3rd-Party Certifiers

Yesterday at 76 FR 51848, the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) in response to public comments amended two provisions of the Air Cargo Screening Interim Final Rule (IFR) originally issued on September 16, 2009.
 
In response to public comment, this Final Rule removes all provisions for...

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08/17/2011

Question of the Week: Can CESQGs Use the Materials of Trade Rule?

Q. I work in an R&D laboratory doing quality testing for a manufacturing plant at the other end of town. We are a conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) of hazardous waste, mostly ignitable spent solvents.
 
Our corporate EH&S specialist says we can use the Materials of Trade (MOT) rule to haul our hazardous waste across...

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07/26/2011

PHMSA Responds to Petitions, Revises Special Permit Application Procedures

On January 5, 2011 (76 FR 454), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published amendments to the application procedures for hazardous material special permits. These amendments required applicants for special permits to provide more information about their operations so that PHMSA could better evaluate the safety impact of...

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07/26/2011

New Rules from Fedex Ground for Hazmat Shipments

If you’ve ever tried to ship hazmat overnight, you probably know that Fedex does not accept any shipments of dangerous goods unless you first let them give you a once-over and approve your shipping procedures.
 
You may not know that “effective August 1, 2011, FedEx Ground will require all hazardous materials paperwork to be completed and...

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07/20/2011

Miscellaneous Amendments to Hazmat Regulations

On July 20, 2011, at 76 FR 43510 the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) amended the Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR) to make miscellaneous amendments to update and clarify certain regulatory requirements.
 
These amendments were based on petitions from the regulated community and PHMSA’s own initiative. The amendments are intended to update, clarify, or provide...

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07/19/2011

Question of the Week: DOT Rules for Reusing Drums for Shipping Hazardous Waste

Q. As a small manufacturer, we buy lots of chemicals each month to use as solvents, purifiers, or catalysts. When we’re done, we ship the used chemicals back to the supplier for recycling and, in many cases, eventual reuse.  
Most of the time, when we return-ship this hazardous waste, we refill the waste material into the...

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