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20 years ago today, on May 11, 1996, one of the most tragic and widely publicized hazmat transportation incidents in American history occurred. That afternoon, ValuJet flight 592 taxied into position on the runway at Miami International Airport, scheduled to depart for Atlanta.
A tanker carrying sodium hydroxide derailed along with several other cars near the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station in Washington D.C. over the weekend. About half of the sodium hydroxide is thought to have been released onto the rail bed and the ground.
A German lighting company now faces $117,480 in civil penalties from US FAA for alleged violations of hazmat air shipping regulations. The company offered 9.6 liters of a flammable liquid (glue) for air transport from Düsseldorf to Chicago. In a February 24 press release, FAA alleges that the shipment exceeded the quantity limits for flammable liquids shipped by passenger aircraft.
In January, US DOT gave hazmat shippers more flexibility by incorporating 96 hazmat special permits into the text of the Hazardous Materials Regualtions (HMR). In doing so, it allowed all hazmat shippers to capitalize on exceptions and reliefs previously reserved for those approved to use these special permits.
In today's Federal Register, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (PHMSA OHMS) announced they will host a public meeting on March 23 and 24 to brief the public on recently completed hazardous materials projects and PHMSA’s plans for future projects and research.
Lithium battery regulations are complex and constantly evolving. If you’re just starting out with lithium battery shipping, answering the four questions in this guide will help you determine how stringently your shipment will be regulated and where to find the rules you need to ensure compliance.