Tag Archives: The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT)

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

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: PHMSA Seeks Input for U.N. Geneva Meeting and USPS Revises Lithium Battery Rules

The end of July finds the Federal Register having roared back to life after a period of relative quiet; most of the action revolves around information requests versus rulemaking, but still, given how slow things have been in the US regulatory world, the activity is significant.  See all the action below. PHMSA The nation’s DG

What every hazmat shipper should know about tagboard hazmat placards

Lightweight, durable tagboard hazmat placards keep Dangerous Goods shipments compliant at a fraction of the cost of permanent vinyl placards. With Labelmaster’s huge selection of tagboard placards now sharply discounted (for a limited time only), we’ve been getting lots of good questions about them. (Also some weird ones, but we’re used to that.) Here are

DG Digest: FRA updates guidance on grade crossings and OSHA renews its ICR on anhydrous ammonia

It’s May Day—a date observed worldwide as a Labor Holiday.  Hopefully, you can mark the day by working towards even greater safety, productivity, and involvement for your own work force, wherever it may be.  It was a quiet week on the regulatory front, but here’s the news of note: FRA The agency issued revamped guidance

DG Digest: despite persistent rumors of movement, HM-215N remains in limbo

Happy Daylight Savings Time!  Hopefully the famed “National Jet Lag Day” has not caused you too much angst.  Statistics show that the Monday following the “Spring Forward” time shift is a peak day for traffic accidents, so please be extra careful.  Regulatory activity continues at fairly low ebb, although it does seem to be slowly

DG Digest: PHMSA Harmonization, DOT Updates Drug-Test Program, and the EPA Modernizes Risk Management Plan

The week kicks off with the new Trump administration in place in Washington placing a “moratorium” on new rulemaking on the federal level.  Rulemakings already in the pipeline will potentially be delayed as well.  At press time the exact impact of the action is still somewhat cloudy.  Be sure to see next week’s blog for

DG Digest: PHMSA v. Pittsburgh, FAA Backs Off a Bit, & DOT Being “Spooky”

Here it is mid-July already!  We here at Labelmaster hope your plans for a summer break are on your schedule, but the regulatory world seems to be seeing little change of pace—those agencies are out there and staying busy with new information and requirements.  Here’s the latest: PHMSA Pre-empts Pittsburgh, PA In an interesting turn

DG Digest: EPA revises haz chem reporting, FRA on train crew staffing, & the Coast Guard establishes safety rules for barge owners

Today is the Summer Solstice; the longest day of the year.  Lots of daylight for safe and effective work on those out of doors projects around home, office, or plant—do it safely!  The world of Dangerous Goods and EH&S was typically busy over the last week: EPA The EPA is amending its hazardous chemical reporting

FAA to develop task force addressing drone registrations

Drone operators in the U.S. are going to be impacted by some big regulatory changes in the near future. Drones, referred to as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), currently are not to be operated within 5 miles of an airport without notifying the airport operator/control tower, and are limited to an altitude of 400 feet.  The

New DOT/PHMSA Interpretation Brings Some Clarity to the Lithium Ion Watts Issue

In a formal Letter of Interpretation dated August 19th, 2015 to Mr. Mike Revis USDOT/PHMSA stated categorically that a Lithium Ion Battery being shipped under the exceptions granted in 49 CFR 173.185(c) may have cells which feature watt hour ratings greater than 20 watt hours as long as the battery itself remains less than one

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