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DG Digest: IMO Announces Newest Amendment to IMDG Code, Due in September

DG Digest: IMO Announces Newest Amendment to IMDG Code, Due in September

As the nation starts to swing in towards the 4th of July holiday and typical summer fun, regulatory activity has perked up somewhat.  Does this mean a busy fall ahead?  We’ll see!  Meanwhile, here’s the most recent news: IMO The International Maritime Agency announced that the newest amendment of the IMDG Code (i.e. 39-18) for

DG Digest: IMO proposes changes to next IMDG Code

The last full week of the short month of the year found a variety of actions taking place, with announcements from Canada regarding registering shippers who handle dangerous goods and the IMO releasing information about significant changes to the upcoming version of the IMDG Code taking center stage.  Here’s the latest: Transport Canada The agency

Dangerous Goods Symposium speaker Jeff Hart calls IMDG updates “an opportunity.”

  Former Chairman of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on Dangerous Goods Jeff Hart will speak about upcoming updates to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code during the 12th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 6–8, 2017, in Chicago. Jeff Hart claims he was never “technically qualified” for work in Dangerous Goods, yet his 25-year career in

DG Digest: FMCSA Proposes Speed Limiting Devices, PHMSA May Update HMT, and China Takes Measures to Hault Zika Spread from U.S.

Together we marked the somber fifteenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks in the week just concluded.  I hope that everyone had an opportunity to consider the impact to our nation of so terrible an event, and what it has meant to us as we have moved forward in to too often troubled times.  Let

DG Digest: Lloyd’s of London Reports on Maritime Cargo Incidents, PHMSA to Align with International Regs, and RSC’s Next Meeting Announced

Perhaps understandably given that it’s the last week of the summer season as traditionally end-bracketed by the upcoming Labor Day holiday, this edition of the DG Digest is a bit threadbare in terms of its scope of fresh news this morning.  Nevertheless, here we go: Maritime The US Coast Guard published a notice correcting an

Brexit

How will Brexit affect Dangerous Goods transport for the UK and Europe?

Like several of my Labelmaster colleagues, I’m an accredited DGSA, from DGAC’s SQA affiliated training program (No one can say Dangerous Goods is short of acronyms!) and hence well versed in the ADR. What those acronyms mean is that I’m somewhat knowledgeable about European Dangerous Goods regulations as they are applied in Great Britain. As

In Geneva, UN Dangerous Goods Experts Hash Out Coming Regulatory Changes

The structure of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) in the US 49 CFR Parts 100 – 185 may seem byzantine at first; it’s hardly light reading.  However, it is actually built upon a very sound and logical structure.  US regulations are in large part based on and or harmonized to the Dangerous Goods regulations (it’s

Lithium Batteries: Notable Changes Result from PHMSA’s Final Rule — HM-224F

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s new final ruling on the safe transport of lithium batteries was published today in the Federal Register. The adopted amendments in the final rule pertain to 49 CFR, Parts 171, 172, 173, and 175. Read the full text here.

Aerosols: Is Further Harmonization Needed?

With so much focus over the years on harmonizing the dangerous goods regulations, one commodity that can definitely benefit from a focused review is the entry for aerosols.  This is particularly a concern relative to U.S. regulations, where the definition for aerosols is not aligned with the international definition.  In §171.8 of the Hazardous Materials

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