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04/30/2018

PHMSA Announces Annual Hazmat R&D Forum

PHMSA and OHMS have announced DOT's annual public Research and Development Forum to be held in Washington, DC on May 16–17.

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04/20/2018

Are Hazmat Certifications Worth It?

Like professionals in many industries, dangerous goods pros can earn industry-specific certifications that demonstrate their expertise and commitment to hazardous materials safety. While these certifications are not required to ship, manage, or transport hazardous materials, many professionals earn and maintain them to display their expertise and improve their career prospects.   

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04/09/2018

FBI Offers New Reward in Search for ValuJet 592 Fugitive

In a release posted April 5, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of an aviation contractor allegedly involved in packaging oxygen generators for transport on ValuJet 592 on May 11, 1996 at Miami International Airport.

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04/03/2018

IATA to Relax Hazard Label Specs for DG Air Shippers

IATA has announced that the recently added 2 mm minimum size requirement for hazard label borders will be relaxed in the future.

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04/02/2018

Coast Guard Raises Penalties for Hazmat Vessel Shippers

The US Coast Guard today announced increased civil penalties for maritime violations, including hazardous substance and oil discharges and hazardous materials violations.  

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03/23/2018

IATA Launches DG AutoCheck to Verify the Hazmat Shipper’s Declaration

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently launched a new digital tool to help air carriers verify compliance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Called DG AutoCheck, the new tool checks the Shipper’s Declaration and the packaging, markings, and labels against the latest edition of the DGR.   

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03/23/2018

Do Dangerous Goods Belong on Driverless Vehicles?

UPDATED 03/29/18 US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has released a request for information, or RFI, related to the development of automated technologies for transporting hazardous materials by surface modes, i.e., highway and rail.  

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02/27/2018

In California: DOT Hazmat and Title 22 Training In April!

In April, collaborate and learn alongside other dangerous goods professionals in California to meet DOT (49 CFR), IATA DGR, and IMDG Code hazmat training mandates at 49 CFR 172.704 and learn new rules you must know for 2018.

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02/05/2018

Execs and Employees Convicted for Hazmat and RCRA Waste Shipping Fraud

Multiple employees and executives of a California wastewater company now face criminal sentences for a fraud scheme that involved knowing violations of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA).  

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01/05/2018

IATA Posts Addendum I to the 2018 DGR

On December 22, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released Addendum I to its 59th Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR), in effect for hazmat air shippers as of January 1, 2018.   

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