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Begin Using those New EPA 5-Part Hazardous Waste Manifests on June 30th!

Begin Using those New EPA 5-Part Hazardous Waste Manifests on June 30th!

If you or your company generate or handle hazardous waste, you should be aware by now that the EPA will launch their new e-Manifest system on June 30, 2018 (only 15 days away!). The e-Manifest system is a national system to track hazardous waste electronically, and will eventually completely replace paper manifests. For at least

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

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: EPA to Scrap Obama ‘Clean Power Plan’ and DOT Expands Banned Drugs List

As the weather declines and the days shorten, we all spend more time indoors—time to make sure your HVAC systems are running safely.  Each year, Carbon Monoxide poisoning takes an unfortunate toll, and a few simple checks can save lives.  Inspect your home and workplace systems soon!  This week’s regulatory activity was light; here the

DG Digest: TSA Expanding Biometric Data to Pre-Check Customers and OSHA Issues IRC on ‘Control of Hazardous Energy.’

Halloween has come and gone, and November is rushing right in with the holiday season just around the corner.  Will regulatory activity speed up with the season?  We’ll have to wait and see.  Here’s what was new this week, with Information Collection Requests and meeting notices being the primary stories: OSHA The agency renewed an

DG Digest: U.S. DOT Opens Comments on Draft Strategic Plans through 2022

If you are reading this on the regular distribution, then it’s Halloween Day.  Happy Halloween!  The Labelmaster family hopes that everyone enjoys the holiday safely.  This is a two week digest to cover last week’s “skip,” however, activity remains quite low and as such, we have a fairly minimal report for you.  Here’s what was

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

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