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DG Digest: PHMSA asks for renewal of IRC on shipping papers use and functionality

DG Digest: PHMSA asks for renewal of IRC on shipping papers use and functionality

As the nation celebrated Mardi Gras last week and then got down to the business of waiting out the rest of the winter season (I know I’m tired of it!) another slowish week in the regulatory world unfolded.  It did however see an information collection request from PHMSA about shipping papers—the first action other than

DG Digest: PHMSA reinstates the definition of ‘specification package’

The Groundhog saw his shadow last week, so it looks like we’re in for more winter.  Big surprise!  However, at least it means we’re finally sliding downhill towards the spring.  Things on the regulatory front in the US remain fairly quiet, but our Canadian friends are active, releasing a new round of proposals relating to

DG Digest: TSA levies further cargo restrictions on certain Mideast countries

The end of January finds regulatory activity at low ebb, perhaps mimicking the quiet of winter.  It’s a good time to catch up on those revisions and amendments you’ve not had time to study, perhaps.  Always look for that positive way forward!  Here’s what did happen last week: Canada TDGR Transport Canada released a new

DG Digest: Confluence of circumstances led to Lac-Megantic not guilty verdicts

Believe it or not, we’re already past mid-January and heading towards the home stretch of what is typically the most troubling weather month of the year across the country.  Stay safe, stay warm, and keep your eyes on the calendar!  Spring will come sure enough.  Meanwhile, it was a fairly active week in the regulatory

DG Digest: Federal Agencies Publish Semi-annual Regulatory Agendas

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday begins our week.  The Labelmaster family hopes that every American will find a positive way to embrace Dr. King’s legacy and help to improve our nation. Regulatory activity remains at fairly low ebb; here’s the latest: U.S. EPA The agency published its annual adjustment of monetary penalty

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DG Digest: IATA will begin to use its 59th edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations

Holiday greetings! Hopefully everyone enjoyed their day. Normally, the period between Christmas and the New Year is very quiet; this year, we have a new IATA Corrigendum to consider! See the details below as well as the rest of the week’s news—and have a safe and happy New Year’s Day celebration: IATA Corrigendum to the

DG Digest: FAA Proposes its Largest-to-Date $1.1 Million Dollar Lithium Battery Fine

As the winter holidays loom close, regulatory activity has slowed accordingly. Canada remains busy though, releasing a new revision to its maritime rules. Otherwise things are a bit slow. Have a wonderful holiday next Monday!  Here’s the latest: Canada TDGR Our neighbors to the north have completed and published a long awaited revision to their

DG Digest: IATA to Explore New Limits on Some Lithium Battery Shipments and the FBI Issues IRC under The Bioterrorism Act

As busy holiday preparations overtake most of the country—have you finished YOUR shopping?—the regulatory scene remains relatively quiet in terms of “heavy hitters,” although quite a few items of interest certainly did pop up this week.  Perhaps the recently concluded UN meetings in Geneva will lead to increased action in the new year—if so, we’ll

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