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DG Digest: FDA Actions on Lithium Batteries, EPA on Subsurface Intrusion, and Brazil to Adopt UMR

DG Digest: FDA Actions on Lithium Batteries, EPA on Subsurface Intrusion, and Brazil to Adopt UMR

Greetings, everyone.  The first complete new week of the New Year was categorized by relatively limited regulatory action, perhaps as everyone got back from the holiday and prepared to launch into the swing of things.  Nevertheless, here are the items of note: FDA Lithium batteries continue their long reach into the affairs of the regulatory

DG Digest: EPA Updates RMP to Reduce Accidents and Updates on Drug & Alcohol Testing from FRA/FMCSA

Happy New Year!  I’m sure I speak for the entire Labelmaster family when I express our hope that you will enjoy a safe, happy, and prosperous 2017.  Today’s digest covers the last two weeks of the year just concluded.  Although activity was minimal, a number of issues worth noting occurred over the holiday period, so

DG Digest: FMCSA’s Clearinghouse Database, FRA Issues Safety Advisory, and PHMSA Seeks Feedback on HMR Harmonization

Welcome to December!  The last month of the year finds us launching into busy holiday preparations and also finds an extra busy past week when it comes to regulatory activity.  Let’s see what happened out there: FMCSA The agency announced its plan to submit the Information Collection Request (ICR) described below to  extend an existing

DG Digest: EPA Hazwaste Revisions, FRA Issues Safety Advisory, and PHMSA Special Permit Activity Spikes

Welcome back everyone!  Hopefully your Thanksgiving holiday was peaceful and fulfilling.  With the shortened holiday week things were a little bit slow in the regulatory world, however even so there were several items of note.  Let’s take a look: U.S. EPA The agency has published a significant revision to the hazardous waste rules that govern

DG Digest: Global DG Updates, EPA Chief on Safer Choice Labeling, and OSHA to Tighten Fall Prevention Rules

It’s the week of the US Thanksgiving holiday, and the Labelmaster staff and family would like to wish our customers and our much appreciated blog readership a safe and happy holiday this Thursday!  Despite the coming holidays last week turned out to be a big one in the regulatory world, with several announcements of note,

DG Digest: new safety database proposed, California hazmat rail dispute, and some cargo tanks are out of compliance

Mid-month finds the regulatory beat slowing a bit, perhaps in anticipation of the looming holiday season—however we’re on top of the news that did hit the street last week, and here it is: Consumer Products Safety Commission Retail manufacturer’s alert: household goods not classified by OSHA or PHMSA that may nevertheless contain harmful substances are

DG Digest: a U.S. Appellate court clears the way for driver electronic log books and possible Supreme Court showdown

Just in case you got to work an hour early this morning, remember—we “fell back” an hour.  On the good news side, it gives you plenty of time to catch up on the latest and greatest in the world of regulations.  With Tuesday’s general election looming, the last week saw relatively limited action as the

DG Digest: Injunction Halts Hazmat Tax, Joint PHMSA/OSHA Public Meetings Announced, and a Busy Week at the EPA

Happy Halloween everyone!  Make it a safe and memorable family holiday.  Let’s get to this week’s issue of “treats” in the world of Dangerous Goods. Rail Tax News Hazmat shippers by rail to, from, or through the State of California are breathing a sigh of at least temporary relief after a Federal Court issued an