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

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

PHMSA publishes proposed upcoming regulatory agenda

The US government’s Office of Management and Budget, or OMB, recently published the projected regulatory agenda that PHMSA intends to pursue over the next six months.  Federal agencies typically publish their agendas on a semiannual basis as an indicator of the priorities they envision working on.  Such activities will be published in the Federal Register

DG Digest: PHMSA defines scope and mission of new Accident Investigation Team

The year progresses; here it is May tomorrow already!  April closes out with significantly increased regulatory activity; the biggest news being PHMSA’s announcement of a new Research and Development Forum and a big plug for its new Hazmat Investigative team.  See all the details below: PHMSA The agency reiterated the mission of its new hazmat

DG Digest: OSHA Issues ICRs on Bloodborne Pathogens, Mechanical Presses, and Explosives

Spring is finally springing over the nation; the last few days have brought warmer weather and a slackening of the late snowfall that has plagued so many places around the country.  Let’s hope it sticks; the spring, not the snow!  It was a relatively quiet week in the regulatory world; here the latest happenings: PHMSA

What Obexion’s special permit means for lithium battery shipping

If your business ever ships damaged, defective or recalled lithium-ion batteries—or devices that contain them—you need a thorough knowledge of section 173.185 of the 49th volume of the Code of Federal Regulations. Ha! Just kidding! You really only need to know one word: Obexion. Here’s why: In addition to its revolutionary, fire-mitigating fiberboard material, every

DG Digest: FRA & PHMSA seek info on fully-automated transport systems

Spring has arrived—I hope it is starting to bloom in your hometown!  Remember to be careful when getting those outdoor spaces back into service after their winter shutdown.  It’s easy to injure muscles that may not have seen much use since last October!  Regulatory activity this last week focused on the US government’s efforts to

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

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