Author Archives: Nikki Burgess, CDGP, DGSA

DG Digest: FMCSA announces listening session on automating CMVs on U.S. roadways

DG Digest: FMCSA announces listening session on automating CMVs on U.S. roadways

Summer vacation time brings a typical slowdown of regulatory activity and that is much the case this week, although EPA and FMCSA both issued notices dealing with withdrawals of certain regulatory actions taken during the Obama Administration.   Here’s the latest: FMCSA The FMCSA announces a public listening session on July 12, 2018, to solicit information

DG Digest: IMO Announces Newest Amendment to IMDG Code, Due in September

As the nation starts to swing in towards the 4th of July holiday and typical summer fun, regulatory activity has perked up somewhat.  Does this mean a busy fall ahead?  We’ll see!  Meanwhile, here’s the most recent news: IMO The International Maritime Agency announced that the newest amendment of the IMDG Code (i.e. 39-18) for

DG Digest: PHMSA and the FRA add to Thermal Protection Systems list, last updated in 1994

Mid-June finds summer warmth coming in, and the last two weeks found a variety of interesting regulatory news coming to the forefront.  Summertime usually means vacation time at many companies; make sure your company’s planning accounts for potential reduced staffing and the distractions that sometimes can affect people about to take time off.  Safety and

DG Digest: PHMSA weighs in on class 9 non-bulk requirements, tape width on spec packages, and further international harmonization

The summer season kicks off with a slightly elevated level of regulatory action, including interesting interpretations from PHMSA.  Meanwhile, it’s time to start planning for the warm season at your company.  Are you ready with a plan to mitigate the risk of heat related illness for your employees?  Proactive is far better than reactive for

DG Digest: PHMSA to solicit input on improvements to 2020 ERG

Monday marked Memorial Day, 2018.  The Labelmaster family joins with the rest of our nation in expressing our gratitude to those who have fallen in the service of our nation.  Their sacrifice is everlasting.  The week wraps up with the following regulatory news: OSHA The agency issued a renewed ICR dealing with permit required confined

DG Digest: PHMSA aligns with ICAO & IMO on 2mm inner border issue for labels

May proceeds with a little more action on the regulatory front, with PHMSA contributing guidance on the always confusing label border issue and the FRA updating PTC progress. Here’s all the latest: PHMSA The agency published a Letter of Interpretation clarifying the “2mm inner border” issue for labels in 49 CFR 172.407(c)(3). PHMSA said that

PHMSA publishes proposed upcoming regulatory agenda

The US government’s Office of Management and Budget, or OMB, recently published the projected regulatory agenda that PHMSA intends to pursue over the next six months.  Federal agencies typically publish their agendas on a semiannual basis as an indicator of the priorities they envision working on.  Such activities will be published in the Federal Register

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