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The Buzz: Upcoming End to Class 9 Hazard Label Transition Period has the Hazardous Materials Community Talking

In the July 20th, 2011 edition of the US Federal Register, the United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a final rule under [Docket No. PHMSA–2009–0151 (HM–218F)] under which the agency, among many other things, set forth new specifications and requirements governing the appearance of the Class 9

USDOT/PHMSA Issues Special Permit Actions

The United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today issued a listing of actions pertaining to Special Permits, including those applied for, those granted or withdrawn, and those delayed more than 180 days. A variety of subjects are addressed, including those affecting the transport of explosives, living human tissues,

FMCSA Considers Negotiated Rulemaking Process for Upgraded Federal Regulations Governing CDL Driver Training

In an action published in today’s Federal Register, the US Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced the retention of a “neutral convener” to explore with stakeholders the potential of entering into a negotiated rulemaking process regarding the upgrading of licensing requirements for holders of Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Comments on

TSA Requests Comment on Renewal of Information Collection Activities on Rail Carriers, Shippers of Designated Hazardous Materials

The Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today issued an extension of the comment period referencing an already approved and in-force Information Collection requirement affecting rail carriers and shippers by rail of certain hazardous materials.  Passenger carrying rail operations are also affected.  Under Docket TSA-2006-26514, the TSA extended for sixty days (until October

Infographic | The Movement of Dangerous Goods

Moving Dangerous Goods (DG) safely involves the coordinated actions of shippers, carriers, and receivers. This infographic provides a high-level look at some of the facts and figures behind the 1.4 million DG shipments that take place each day.   To learn more about these and other important DG topics Contact Labelmaster

USDOT/PHMSA Releases NPRM on Special Permit and Authority Approval Procedures

In the August 12th 2014 edition of the US Federal Register, the United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a proposed rule (NPRM) under Docket # PHMSA-2012-0260 (HM-233E) RIN 2137-AE99 under which the agency proposes to set forth specific procedures and guidelines for the consideration of both Special

USDOT/PHMSA Releases NPRM on Reverse Logistics

In the August 11th 2014 edition of the US Federal Register, the United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a proposed rule (NPRM) under Docket # PHMSA-2011-0143 (HM-253) RIN 2137-AE81 defining the term “reverse logistics,” as well as establishing the eligibility of the various hazard classes that are

DOT’s PHMSA Issues Final Rule on Penalties, Hazmat Operations

The United States Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today issued a Final Rule pertaining to the ability of individuals and corporations to continue to operate after failing to pay a required penalty assessed under a violation of the US 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). In Docket # PHMSA-2012-0258

Shipping Dangerous Goods: Proper packaging prevents peril

Shipping Dangerous Goods: Proper packaging prevents peril

Every safe and compliant shipment of Dangerous Goods starts with choosing the right packaging. And that means knowing what it is you’re shipping and what regulations apply. In this video, Jeanne Zmich, Vice President of Regulatory Research, and Susan Knorr, Regulations Specialist, talk about the vital role packaging plays in protecting the public and helping

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