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A roundup of recent hazardous materials regulatory activity, including recent PHMSA actions on hazmat special permits, a hazmat R&D roundtable announced for October, and updates to the National Hazardous Materials Route Registry.
Any business that sells lithium battery powered equipment should be ready for the possibility that customers may return devices with damaged batteries or bring back their recalled items for a replacement.
DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking on August 14, 2019 to make changes to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) that will update, clarify, and provide relief from certain hazardous materials regulatory requirements.
Effective July 31, 2019, US DOT has increased civil penalties for Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) violations. With hazmat civil penalties assessed on a per day, per violation basis, even minor increases to these penalty amounts can add up quickly.
From a shortage of drivers to restrictive hours of service (HOS) requirements, hazardous materials carriers are now more selective about who they work with. Find out how effective hazmat compliance practices can keep you in a driver's good graces and make you a "shipper of choice."
Often, higher-ups fundamentally misunderstand the value that environmental stewardship and compliance brings to the organization. They may not be receptive to hiring a consultant to help streamline compliance for your organization. To get buy in from skeptics, it can help to explain the costs of noncompliance in real terms.
Summer is in full swing and it seems like every weekend there’s another carnival, fair, or festival in town. If you’re like me, you want to spend as much time as possible enjoying the outdoors, doing everything from cooking, to camping, to tubing and rafting. What do all of these activities have in common? Compressed gases!
Ebay has announced to its sellers that as of June 1, 2019, FedEx is charging a $350 fee for each incident of improperly shipped hazardous materials.
Take this quick lithium battery quiz to test your knowledge of the latest lithium battery regulations and the history of these batteries in commerce.
US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced last week the formation of a new Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee.
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