DG Digest: FAA, FMCSA, CPSC & OSHA: Updates on Undeclared Dangerous Goods, Radioactive Materials, Fuel Containers & More

Hopefully, everyone enjoyed the weekend just past, with “Star Wars Day” and Cinco de Mayo both falling over the period. Nowadays, it’s kind of the unofficial start to the summer season. Here’s to a great upcoming summertime for all of us! Let’s take a look at the current regulatory news:


The agency has published some useful new guidance on the risks posed by undeclared dangerous goods—things that are actually hazmat in shipments that aren’t recorded as such. These can often be the cause of serious incidents. Find this new guidance and FAA’s recommendations here.

FAA also tracks incidents regarding—you guessed it—lithium batteries. It seems like they may never leave the news, doesn’t it? What an impact they’ve made to the world of DG professionals. FAA has updated their tracking and you can find its results right here.


The agency proposes an amendment to its Hazardous Materials Safety Permits (HMSPs) regulations to incorporate by reference the updated Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) handbook containing inspection procedures and Out-of-Service Criteria (OOSC) for inspections of shipments of transuranic waste and highway route-controlled quantities (HRCQs) of radioactive material (RAM). See full details on what would change here.


The Commission has evaluated revised ASTM F3429/F3429M–24 and finds that the revisions to the standard carry out the purposes of the PFCSA. Accordingly, ASTM F3429/F3429M–24 will be incorporated into the mandatory standard for portable fuel containers. The rule is effective on July 27, 2024, unless CPSC receives a significant adverse comment by May 30, 2024. See the standard’s details here.


The agency published a new ICR related to its standards for mechanical power presses in industry. Such presses are closely governed for safe operation. See the ICR here.

A second new ICR deals with OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout Standard. The control of hazardous energy is an important part of industrial safety. Find this ICR here.

In a third ICR, the agency is soliciting comments in reference to the use of its form for reporting alleged safety violations or workplace hazards (OSHA Form 7). Find details about how to comment here.

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