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PHMSA-to-Harmonize-49-CFR-Hazmat-Regs-with-New-Int

US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration last week announced a Proposed Rule to harmonize US hazmat shipping regulations with international standards. Now awaiting publication in the Federal Register, US DOT’s HM 215N rulemaking will keep US hazmat shipping rules in line with standards developed at the United Nations.

HAZWOPER-Emergency-Response-Quick-Quiz

When you work with hazardous chemicals, spills happen. Spills can happen for all kinds of reasons, at any time of the day or night, in any facility. When spills do happen, the situation may trigger an emergency response situation under OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Standard at 29 CFR 1910.120. But that's not always the case...

Choosing-the-Right-LDR-Paperwork-for-Your-Hazardou

If your site generates hazardous wastes, you will likely deal with Land Disposal Restrictions (LDRs) at some point. In a nutshell, hazardous waste may not be placed in a landfill or surface impoundment until it has been treated to make it safer for the environment. Because these hazardous wastes will sit in landfills for long periods of time, it's critical that the hazardous constituents in the waste are at a safe level before disposal...

New-DOT-Lithium-Battery-Rules-Near-Final-Stage

A new lithium battery rulemaking from the US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is nearing completion. The new rule, which will affect shipments of lithium batteries offered as standalone articles (e.g., not in or with equipment), has been received by the Office of Management and Budget for approval. 

Shipping-Sour-Crude-Oil

Crude oil. The black blood of the earth. The precious vital fluid on which all modern life depends. These days there’s more crude oil being transported on North American railroads than ever before, and most of it is sour. What’s sour crude oil? I’m glad you asked Timmy.

Whats-New-for-the-2016-IMDG-Code

Published once every two years by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) is the compliance manual used by the world’s hazmat vessel shippers and ocean carriers...

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