Category: HazMat Transportation

Segregating Hazmat for Transportation by Highway

Hazardous materials regulations under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) provide the segregation or separation of certain hazardous materials when being shipped by the various modes of transportation. Today we will review what your employees need to know about segregation when loading vehicles for transportation on public highways.

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More Shipping Paper Clarifications

Under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulations no one may ship a hazardous material or carry a hazardous material in transportation without a shipping paper. This seems pretty clear, but shipping paper violations continue to rank high on the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) list of hazmat violations uncovered during roadside inspections. Yesterday […]

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Are Your Hazmat Shipping Papers Up to Snuff?

Under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulations, no one may ship a hazardous material or carry a hazardous material in transportation without a shipping paper. Seems pretty clear, but shipping paper violations continue to rank high on the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) list of hazmat violations uncovered during roadside inspections. To clear […]

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Between RCRA and a Hard Place: Operating Under Conflicting Regulations

Do federal hazardous materials transportation regulations outweigh how a state interprets and enforces hazardous waste regulations? In times when the federal government bends toward extreme leniency or extreme enforcement, cases such as one currently playing out in Oregon could have ramifications for environment, health, and safety managers (EHS) nationwide.

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Are You One of ‘Multiple’ Hazmat Offerors?

There is much confusion concerning who an “offeror” is under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administrations (PHMSA) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs). PHMSA has numerous interpretation letters that attempt to clarify this issue for individual scenarios. A recent query led to a warning by PHMSA about the possibility of “multiple” offerors. Let’s take a look.

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10 Hazmat Tank Car Inspection Tips

If you are shipping hazardous materials in a tank car, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) hazardous materials regulations (HMRs) require that you perform periodic inspections and external visual inspections before the shipment takes off. But, what exactly does that mean? Today we’ll offer some tips for inspecting hazardous materials tank cars, and tomorrow we’ll take […]

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Recyclers Want Oregon Hazardous Waste Transport Rule Preempted

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is considering an application from an industry association seeking to overturn an Oregon rule that imposes strict liability on transporters of hazardous waste. According to NORA, An Association of Responsible Recyclers, the federal hazardous material transportation rules preempt Oregon’s hazardous waste management rule because it is not […]

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Is Your Hazmat Emergency Information Ship Shape?

Before you are stopped in a surprise U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) roadside inspection, make sure your emergency response information is in order. Violations of hazardous materials transportation emergency response information requirements are becoming more frequent, as evidenced in the most recent data concerning hazardous materials violations uncovered during DOT roadside inspections.

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Avoid These Top Ten HazMat Violations

At the end of the 2016 fiscal year (FY), unsecured packages remained the top violation of hazardous materials regulations uncovered by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) roadside inspections. What other violations made the top ten list? Let’s take a look and help you avoid DOT’s hazmat hit list.

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PHMSA and OSHA Clarify Requirements for Labeling Hazardous Chemicals for Bulk Shipments

On September 19, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a joint guidance memorandum clarifying the applicability of their respective requirements for labeling hazardous chemicals.

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