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DG Digest: Pub 52 Updates and EPA Issues Correction

DG Digest: Pub 52 Updates and EPA Issues Correction

USPS Updates Publication 52 On July 21, 2016, the USPS posted notice in the Federal Register that USPS Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail will be revised effective August 4, 2016, to include revised standards for its hazardous materials Small Quantity Provision and will also add a new Excepted Quantity Provision. These updates align

DG Digest: PHMSA v. Pittsburgh, FAA Backs Off a Bit, & DOT Being “Spooky”

Here it is mid-July already!  We here at Labelmaster hope your plans for a summer break are on your schedule, but the regulatory world seems to be seeing little change of pace—those agencies are out there and staying busy with new information and requirements.  Here’s the latest: PHMSA Pre-empts Pittsburgh, PA In an interesting turn

DG Digest: FMCSA on Driver Qualifications, FRA Pushes Crossing Safety, and EPA to Allow Emissions Override for Emergency Generators

Believe it or not, the Independence Day holiday is over already!  Hopefully, your summer is going well—and not too quickly to miss enjoying.  And here at Labelmaster, so far the summer season has yet to slow down the pace of regulatory news, so let’s dive right in: FMCSA Corrects an error in its June 7,

DG Digest: FRA, PHMSA, TSA, FMCSA and OSHA Fines Increasing

Last week’s DG Digest was pre-empted by an otherwise very busy schedule here at Labelmaster; so, this week, we’ll be covering the last two weeks instead of just one.  Gosh it’s been busy!  Whatever happened to the “lazy crazy hazy days of summer?”  Gone with the song, apparently. Herewith, the action on the DG/EH&S front

DG Digest: EPA revises haz chem reporting, FRA on train crew staffing, & the Coast Guard establishes safety rules for barge owners

Today is the Summer Solstice; the longest day of the year.  Lots of daylight for safe and effective work on those out of doors projects around home, office, or plant—do it safely!  The world of Dangerous Goods and EH&S was typically busy over the last week: EPA The EPA is amending its hazardous chemical reporting

DG Digest: TSCA Reform Bill passes the Senate and FMCSRs require seatbelts for passengers in CMVs

Short and sweet today, but look out later this week for a detailed look at the Toxic Substance Control Act! TSCA Reform Bill: After passing the House of Representatives the previous week, the much anticipated revisions to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) have passed the Senate as well. The legislation now only requires a

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DG Digest: PHMSA Updates to 49 CFR, OSHA’s Annual Heat-Related Warning, and a Tribute to a DG Hero

June is here!  Hopefully your summer is starting to ramp up—safely, of course!  As usual, the world of Dangerous Goods and EH&S kept right on going, regardless of seasonal changes.  Here’s the latest: PHMSA: In what is easily the week’s biggest news, PHMSA released a set of new amendments to the 49 CFR Parts 100

DG Digest: Congress Toughens Toxic Substances Control Act & OSHA/PHMSA Joint Meetings Scheduled

Welcome back from the holiday weekend.  Hopefully, everyone is well rested!  Let’s dig right in to the week’s goings-on in Dangerous Goods and EH&S: Toxic Substances Control Act: In some of the week’s biggest news, the US Congress passed a significant modification to the Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA.  The new revision lifts the

DG Digest: OSHA’s Millions, PHMSA (ALSO) to Ban e-Cigs in Checked Bags, and EPA Grants!

It’s Monday again—hope you’re coping—and time thus for another edition of the weekly peek at what’s new in the world of Dangerous Goods and EH&S: OSHA:  OSHA announced the new availability millions of dollars in grant monies to qualifying small governments and training organizations under the annual Susan Harwood Training Grant program, targeting safety improvements

DG Digest: OSHA’s New Reporting Requirement, More PHMSA Special Permits, and Amtrak #118 One Year Later

Happy Monday!  May has been a chilly month in much of the nation, but hopefully it finds you gearing up for a safe and productive summer.  Here’s the past week’s “latest and greatest” in reference to the world of DG transport and EH&S activity: PHMSA: PHMSA took a variety of actions in reference to Special

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