Category: HazMat Transportation

Hazmat Transportation Security Plans—Two More Scenarios

If you offer or transport certain hazardous materials (hazmat), you may be required to develop and implement a Hazardous Materials Transportation Security Plan. Yesterday we discussed the conditions that would trigger the requirement to develop and implement a Security Plan and described one scenario where a Security Plan would be required unless the company took […]

Do You Need a Hazmat Transportation Security Plan?

If you offer or transport certain hazardous materials (hazmat), you may be required to develop and implement a Hazardous Materials Transportation Security Plan. In addition, Security Plan training is required for each hazmat employee whose employer is required to have a Security Plan. Let’s take a look at this onerous requirement and some guidance from […]

PHMSA, FMCSA, and Placarding: Transporting Hazmat Can Be Confusing

If you ship or transport hazardous materials (hazmat) in commerce, you have obligations under both the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). But these two arms of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) have different requirements for the transportation of hazmat. It can be confusing.

Hazmat Transportation: Meeting the MOT Exception

Yesterday we looked at three scenarios concerning the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) materials of trade (MOT) exception to the hazardous materials transportation regulations. Today we will review the quantity and packaging requirements you must meet in order to take advantage of this popular exception.

NYC Hazmat Requirements—Some of You Can ‘Fuhgeddaboudit’

In a move that could portend poorly for state and local control, the federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently determined that some of New York City’s hazardous materials (hazmat) transportation requirements don’t pass muster—at least for some vehicles. Does the ensuing confusion hurt or help hazardous materials shippers and carriers? You be […]