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DG Digest: PHMSA asks for renewal of IRC on shipping papers use and functionality

DG Digest: PHMSA asks for renewal of IRC on shipping papers use and functionality

As the nation celebrated Mardi Gras last week and then got down to the business of waiting out the rest of the winter season (I know I’m tired of it!) another slowish week in the regulatory world unfolded.  It did however see an information collection request from PHMSA about shipping papers—the first action other than

Hazmat experts agree—it’s time to sign up for the Dangerous Goods Symposium!

Register today! Rates go up April 1. September seems a long way off, doesn’t it? We in the Midwest are still digging out from our biggest snowfall in a couple of years, and major league baseball players are only just reporting to spring training this week. But it’s not too soon to talk about September,

DG Digest: PHMSA reinstates the definition of ‘specification package’

The Groundhog saw his shadow last week, so it looks like we’re in for more winter.  Big surprise!  However, at least it means we’re finally sliding downhill towards the spring.  Things on the regulatory front in the US remain fairly quiet, but our Canadian friends are active, releasing a new round of proposals relating to

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

Hazmat hopes: A 2018 wish list from top Dangerous Goods professionals

Last November, we asked our readers a simple question: What’s your biggest wish for 2018 in the entire Dangerous Goods galaxy? What regulation would you change? What stress-inducing process would you simplify? What one thing would you change to make your job easier—and the world safer? DG pros from all over responded, with wishes ranging

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

DG Digest: IATA to Explore New Limits on Some Lithium Battery Shipments and the FBI Issues IRC under The Bioterrorism Act

As busy holiday preparations overtake most of the country—have you finished YOUR shopping?—the regulatory scene remains relatively quiet in terms of “heavy hitters,” although quite a few items of interest certainly did pop up this week.  Perhaps the recently concluded UN meetings in Geneva will lead to increased action in the new year—if so, we’ll

DG Digest: PHMSA and the FRA to Publish Revised RIA in Response to FAST Act

Mid-October finds regulatory activity back at slow ebb, with action “nibbling at the corners” vice featuring heavy rulemaking.   Hopefully everyone is getting a chance to catch up with their autumn chores—winter will soon be with us!  Here’s this week’s news: PHMSA PHMSA and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) are publishing a revised Regulatory Impact Analysis

DG Digest: PHMSA Suspends Parts of HMR in Puerto Rico and OSHA Publishes its Top 10 Violations for 2016

The first week of October has wrapped up and in contrast to the last week of September, things returned to the more typical quiet that has characterized regulatory activity in general since the advent of the new administration last January.  Gives us all more time to rake leaves!  Here’s the latest: Chemical Hazard & Safety

DG Digest: PHMSA Issues Pair of ICRs, USPS to Hold Webinar on LiBat Shipping, and BNSF Seeks O.K. to Use Drones

This morning’s blog finds our nation reeling from yet another senseless and horrific act of gun violence.  As we mourn the most recent wave of victims, let us all hope that someday, peace and reason and hope will replace fear and ignorance and anger as the way that all of us choose to relate to