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DG Digest: PHMSA’s proposed harmonization rule — HM-215O — released, comment period closes early in 2019

DG Digest: PHMSA’s proposed harmonization rule — HM-215O — released, comment period closes early in 2019

Hopefully everyone has had a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday period—welcome back!  The last two busy weeks of regulatory activity are below, with the elephant in the room being the release this morning of PHMSA’s HM-215O International Harmonization NPRM, or proposed rule.  This rule, once implemented, would align US regulations with those found in the

DG Digest: PHMSA issues emergency HMR relief for areas hit by Hurricane Michael, and IATA issues new guidance for personal mobility devices on passenger aircraft

The last week of October finds the nation grappling with the midterm election cycle and, again, the shadow of public violence.  Certainly we here at Labelmaster offer our deepest condolences to those affected by what has happened in Pittsburgh and elsewhere. The last two weeks featured a busy surge in regulatory activity as many of

Begin Using those New EPA 5-Part Hazardous Waste Manifests on June 30th!

If you or your company generate or handle hazardous waste, you should be aware by now that the EPA will launch their new e-Manifest system on June 30, 2018 (only 15 days away!). The e-Manifest system is a national system to track hazardous waste electronically, and will eventually completely replace paper manifests. For at least

DG Digest: PHMSA aligns with ICAO & IMO on 2mm inner border issue for labels

May proceeds with a little more action on the regulatory front, with PHMSA contributing guidance on the always confusing label border issue and the FRA updating PTC progress. Here’s all the latest: PHMSA The agency published a Letter of Interpretation clarifying the “2mm inner border” issue for labels in 49 CFR 172.407(c)(3). PHMSA said that

DG Digest: OSHA to hold public meeting to solicit comments on whistleblower protections

May begins with a quiet week in the regulatory world.  May also ushers in the season for heavy weather across much of the Midwest’s “Tornado Alley.”  Are you ready with an action plan to help protect your employees and operations?  Remember—an actual emergency is not time to start thinking about what to do.  Plan today! 

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: 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

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