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DG Digest: FRA has a new admin and EPA announces new 5-part Haz Waste Manifest

DG Digest: FRA has a new admin and EPA announces new 5-part Haz Waste Manifest

March roars in like a lion and minces out like a lamb—so the old chestnut goes.  In regulatory terms, however, March seems lamb-like from the get-go, continuing the recent trend of minimal activity.  A revised hazardous waste manifest form livens things up a bit, however, if you are a CERCLA waste generator.  Here’s all the

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

DG Digest: IATA releases updated checklist to compliment the 59th DGR

As we roll into the holiday rush period, regulatory activity continues to be fairly slow—more time for all those last minute holiday projects, shopping, or travel, perhaps!  Be sure that whatever you do, you do it safely—holidays tend to make us a bit less careful as we all get busier.  At any rate—here’s what’s happening

DG Digest: PHMSA Issues Emergency Waivers for Hurricane-stricken Areas

Fall is here, and with it the cool weather and fast approaching holidays we all enjoy so much.  Hopefully your season is filled with pleasant plans and lots to do!  Regulatory activity remains fairly minimal, although some action related to the recent catastrophic hurricanes has occurred.  Let’s take a look at the latest updates: PHMSA

DG Digest: DOT, EPA and Other Agencies Set Semi-Annual Priorities

It’s the week prior to the Labor Day holiday in the United States; regulatory activity is slow as most of official Washington lingers in the August recess and vacation period soon to close out.  Meanwhile our thoughts are with those affected by Hurricane Harvey, and the emergency responders who are assisting them.  Here’s the latest

DG Digest: IATA Previews Changes to the 59th DGR and USPS Updates Pub 52 Lithium Battery Requirements

Summer continues to drift towards its end, with many school districts across our country either back in session last week, or heading back this week—let’s be sure we all do our part to keep both eyes open for our nation’s children as they once again appear on our streets and sidewalks during the morning rush. 

DG Digest: US Air Force Updates AFMAN and the EPA Revises TSCA Handling of the Materials List

The summer quiet continues around the regulatory scene these last two weeks, with relatively minimal action.  Biggest news of the period was the issuance of a revised US Air Force “AFMAN,” which serves all of the US armed services as their guide to shipping hazardous materials.  It was the first such issuance in several years—2009,

DG Digest: PHMSA’s pre-emption of New York’s levy on hazmat may set precedent

The approach of mid-July finds summer getting in to full swing; remember to pay attention to managing heat related issues in your workplace, and remind everyone to watch out on the road—many more pedestrians, especially children, are “out and about” in the long dusk of the summer.  Safety first!  Here’s this week’s regulatory action: PHMSA

DG Digest: PHMSA Special Permits Announced and the EPA Amends the ‘All Appropriate Inquiries’ Rule

The last Monday of the month (already!) finds a new week of regulatory activity at a slightly quicker pace than has been typical of late.  A quick reminder to be safe in the coming summer heat!  It’s easy to forget to keep our workplaces safe from heat related injury or illness—be sure your premises aren’t