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DG Digest: PHMSA publishes HM-219A in hopes of clarifying some regulatory confusion

DG Digest: PHMSA publishes HM-219A in hopes of clarifying some regulatory confusion

On Sunday the nation paused to thank its veterans; Labelmaster joins with all Americans to express gratitude to all whose service has meant so much to our country.  The week’s news is led by an important PHMSA release as the agency published HM-219A; see below for all the details as well as other regulatory news:

DG Digest: FedEx released own carrier variations, and FMCSA published an ICR on acquiring a CDL

As the nation heads into Election Day on November 6th, regulatory activity continues at a fairly brisk pace.  After such a quiet summer, it’s good to see things stay a little busier!  Here’s all the latest: PHMSA The agency published a correction to its recently released update to the air rules under HM-259.  The correction

DG Digest: PHMSA issues emergency HMR relief for areas hit by Hurricane Michael, and IATA issues new guidance for personal mobility devices on passenger aircraft

The last week of October finds the nation grappling with the midterm election cycle and, again, the shadow of public violence.  Certainly we here at Labelmaster offer our deepest condolences to those affected by what has happened in Pittsburgh and elsewhere. The last two weeks featured a busy surge in regulatory activity as many of

DG Digest: PHMSA issues new special permits and Transport Canada proposes new fee program for packaging stakeholders

The last week found a few places around our country seeing their first snowfall of the season—mostly just dustings, but a reminder that we all need to prepare for the change that is coming.  Be sure your workplace safety plan is ready to protect your employees if snowy and icy walks, lots, and driveways are

DG Digest: while U.S. DOT prepares for a future with autonomous vehicles, FMCSA announces listening sessions for ‘hours of service’

The first week of October found things a little slower than the end of September was, what with all the significant change documents and other items of interest that came out last month.  Still, the cooler weather continues to bring “news you can use.”  Here it is: PHMSA The agency announced that on Tuesday, November

DG Digest: PHMSA rescinds pending rule requiring high-hazard freight trains use ECPs

September finished off with a fairly busy week.  UPS and FedEx both chimed in with new tables for their Dangerous Goods services, and the FMCSA finally released a new medical form for CMV drivers—something that had been percolating all summer.  A variety of other interesting news rounded out the period.  Here’s all the latest: FRA

DG Digest: In a busy week for the agency, PHMSA pre-empts California’s new rule governing driver rest break periods

  PHMSA Interested in providing the agency with feedback on its service provision to the DG industry here in the U.S.?  Now’s your chance!  PHMSA has announced an information collection aimed at prompting just such data submissions from its clients—that’s us!  If you’ve been waiting to have your say and want to participate, here’s your

DG Digest: IMO lists significant changes for the 39th Amendment of the IMDG Code

As the nation transitions into the fall season, regulatory activity in the US sector remains minimal.  FRA and FMCSA both issued actions, many of them concerned with a variety of hours-of-service issues for employees; we’ll cover those.  However in big international news, the IMO has released its update of changes that will be incorporated into

DG Digest: FMCSA to hold listening session on HOS, PHMSA announces new special permits

The Labor Day week is over, and the last of the summer holidays has passed.  Along with the return to school for children, this time of the year often portends a busier regulatory schedule as regulators, like everyone else, get back to being busy.  We’ll see how this fall goes, but meanwhile, here’s the last

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