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DG Digest: FMCSA reviewing HOS rules, FAA seeks further data on drones, and the EPA wants to designate certain ‘high-priority’ chemicals

DG Digest: FMCSA reviewing HOS rules, FAA seeks further data on drones, and the EPA wants to designate certain ‘high-priority’ chemicals

The penultimate week of the summer season was not quite as busy as last week’s heavy action; however, the federal government did have some actions of note, particularly to motor carriers, drone aircraft operators, and chemical manufacturers.  See the week’s events below: FMCSA The agency proposed amendments to its hours-of-service (HOS) requirements to provide greater

How much do new civil penalties for hazmat violations actually cost you?

As Labelmaster Staff Regulatory Specialist Nikki Burgess reported a couple of weeks back, many federal agencies recently raised their civil penalties about 2.5% for Dangerous Goods regulatory citations. In other words, any compliance errors you make will now cost you a little more. Since most readers of this blog—and most players in the global hazmat

DG Digest: FAA may ease fire protection rules for transport aircraft

Last week included a holiday period and as such regulatory activity was at rather low ebb.  However, the FMCSA stayed fairly busy with several issuances, and the FAA announced an interesting new NPRM related to fire protection standards for transport aircraft.  See the week’s action below: FMCSA The agency amended its Hazardous Materials Safety Permit

New survey will get pilots’ thoughts on Dangerous Goods training

We’ve written plenty about the importance of training for people who prepare Dangerous Goods shipments for air transport. But what about the people who actually fly the planes? James Wyatt, Senior Vice President Aviation Solutions at Avialytics GmbH, believes the training needs of pilots and flight crews aren’t adequately addressed by currently available resources. And

DG Digest: OSHA issues guidance aiming to protect workers from lithium batteries worn as personal equipment

Mid-February finds a variety of action taking place on the regulatory front as everyone waits for winter to run its course.  With the shutdown now receding, agencies have ramped back up to normal operations, and are busy with their schedules.  Here’s all the latest: FAA The agency published the renewal of an ICR affecting Part

DG Digest: IATA updates lithium battery handling guidance and the FAA posts 2019 drug and alcohol testing rates

Our entry into December and the full-on holiday season finds regulatory activity back to a slightly lower level after last week’s big HM-215O release.  Don’t let the holiday rush impact your workplace’s safety plan; many people have busy schedules and lots to do away from the job for the next month or so.  Be sure

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

DG Digest: PHMSA rescinds pending rule requiring high-hazard freight trains use ECPs

September finished off with a fairly busy week.  UPS and FedEx both chimed in with new tables for their Dangerous Goods services, and the FMCSA finally released a new medical form for CMV drivers—something that had been percolating all summer.  A variety of other interesting news rounded out the period.  Here’s all the latest: FRA

DG Digest: FAA Proposes its Largest-to-Date $1.1 Million Dollar Lithium Battery Fine

As the winter holidays loom close, regulatory activity has slowed accordingly. Canada remains busy though, releasing a new revision to its maritime rules. Otherwise things are a bit slow. Have a wonderful holiday next Monday!  Here’s the latest: Canada TDGR Our neighbors to the north have completed and published a long awaited revision to their

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