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In This Issue: July/August 2016 Issue

Topics of interest in the July/August 2016 issue of The Journal of HazMat Transportation.

Report on the 49th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods: June-July 2016
By Frits Wybenga, Senior Technical Advisor

Applying DOT HMR to Regulated Precious Metals Destined for Recycling
By Wade Winters, President, Regulatory Resources Inc.

Criminal Case Concludes Against Airgas Doral, Inc. for Violations of Federal Hazardous Materials Law
Roncevert Almond, Esq., The Wicks Group LLC

The Journal of HazMat Transportation’s Exclusive Comments on the U.S. DOT Letters of the Hazardous Materials Regulations
(links provided to 49 CFR sections and original DOT letters)
By Frits Wybenga, Senior Technical Advisor


Update on and Review of PHMSA’s HM-218H Miscellaneous Amendments Final Rule
By Ed Mazzullo, Technical Advisor

PHMSA Issues HM-219A NPRM Responding to Petitions for Rulemaking
By Ed Mazzullo, Technical Advisor

National Transportation Safety Board Round Table Discussion a Dialogue on What's Next in Rail Tank Car Safety
By Edward W. Pritchard, Senior Partner, Paladin Consulting

Update on SOLAS Requirements for Container Weight Verification
By Ed Mazzullo, Technical Advisor

Airgas Doral, Inc. Pleads Guilty to Fatal 2008 Incident, Sentenced by Department of Justice: $4.3 Million Fine, Organizational Probation, and $2.7 Million in Restitution
By JHMT Staff

Go to the full Digital Edition of The Journal at to read:

U.S. DOT Letters of Interpretation of the Hazardous Materials Regulations: May through July 2016.  34 Interpretations sorted and provided verbatim

HazMat Transportation Guidance: 8 guidance tips 

Summary of U.S. DOT Rule & Rulemaking Activity