Author Archives: Nikki Burgess, CDGP, DGSA

DG Digest: FRA & PHMSA seek info on fully-automated transport systems

DG Digest: FRA & PHMSA seek info on fully-automated transport systems

Spring has arrived—I hope it is starting to bloom in your hometown!  Remember to be careful when getting those outdoor spaces back into service after their winter shutdown.  It’s easy to injure muscles that may not have seen much use since last October!  Regulatory activity this last week focused on the US government’s efforts to

DG Digest: Will the EPA ease burden on small waste generators by adding aerosol cans to Universal Waste Program?

The last full week of winter featured St. Patrick’s Day, always a busy event in most American municipalities.  Hopefully everyone had a nice time, practiced safely!  The end of winter found regulatory activity continuing its relatively slow pace, though things were a little busier than has been the recent case, and EPA published a proposal

DG Digest: IMO proposes changes to next IMDG Code

The last full week of the short month of the year found a variety of actions taking place, with announcements from Canada regarding registering shippers who handle dangerous goods and the IMO releasing information about significant changes to the upcoming version of the IMDG Code taking center stage.  Here’s the latest: Transport Canada The agency

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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