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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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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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06/08/2020

FMCSA Updates Hazmat Route Registry

On June 3, FMCSA updated the National Hazardous Materials Route Registry (NHMRR) to reflect changes reported from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

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04/27/2020

PHMSA Provides Partial Relief for Shipping Hand Sanitizers and Disinfectants by Ground

To make it easier for carriers to provide hand sanitizers and disinfectants to workers throughout the supply chain, PHMSA will provide relief for the transport of these items on a motor vehicle for the purpose of protecting the health and safety of employees and contractors who directly support a carrier’s logistical operations.

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03/23/2020

Hazmat Employer’s Duty—Ensure Your Employees’ Training

The 49 CFR explicitly states that “hazmat employers” must ensure their “hazmat employees” are training to perform their essential job functions [49 CFR 172.702(a)]. But who exactly needs training and what kind of training is required? We answer these questions and more.

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03/02/2020

Two Hazmat Incidents Quickly Contained in Indiana and Arkansas

Last week, two different parts of the country faced what could have been significant hazmat disasters. Thankfully though, emergency professionals were quick to the scene in East Chicago, Indiana and Lonoke County, Arkansas.

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02/18/2020

Marine Pollutants: Ground vs. Air/Vessel Shipments

At Lion, we get a lot of questions about shipping marine pollutants. Specifically, when are they regulated and are there any reliefs for them? It can get a little confusing, because the answer will differ depending on the mode of transport. Something that is not a marine pollutant for a ground shipment could very well be a marine pollutant when shipped by vessel.

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02/07/2020

New PHMSA Proposal Aims to Mitigate Pipeline Ruptures

On February 6, PHMSA proposed a rule to revise the pipeline safety regulations for newly constructed and entirely replaced natural gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipelines.  

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01/14/2020

Next Week: DOT Hazmat Training in Philly & Baltimore

DOT hazmat training comes to Philadelphia and Baltimore starting next week. Check out Lion's full 2020 schedule of hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and EPA regulations workshops here.

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12/31/2019

Fall 2019 Regulatory Agenda Now Available

The Fall 2019 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and De-regulatory Actions landed in the Federal Register on December 26, 2019.  

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