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In This Issue: November/December 2016 Issue

Topics of interest in the November/December 2016 issue of The Journal of HazMat Transportation.

Definition of a Competent Authority Approval and Use of Plastic Packagings Beyond Five Years
By Frits Wybenga. Senior Technical Advisor

PHMSA Requests Public Comments on Amending Identification Number Exceptions for Fuels Transported by Cargo Tank
By Ed Mazzullo, Technical Advisor

PHMSA Provides The Journal a Clarification on Reverse Logistics
By Frits Wybenga. Senior Technical Advisor

The Journal of HazMat Transportation’s Exclusive Comments on the U.S. DOT Letters of the Hazardous Materials Regulations
By Frits Wybenga, Senior Technical Advisor

  • Label size requirements
  • Transport of rail tank cars containing flammable liquids to private track
  • Classification of aerosols

 

OTHER REPORTS IN THIS ISSUE 

Update on Canadian Transport of Dangerous Goods Regulatory Activities
By Ed Mazzullo, Technical Advisor    

Rail Transportation: ECP Brake Concerns
By Edward W. Pritchard, Senior Partner, Paladin Consulting Group

Q&A: Viscous Flammable Liquids and Open-Head Plastic Pails
By Ed Mazzullo, Technical Advisor

Pre-Meeting Report on Proposals to be Discussed at the 50th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods
Compiled by JHMT Staff and Reviewed with Comments from Frits Wybenga, Senior Technical Advisor

Pre-Meeting Report on Proposals to be Discussed at the 32nd Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals
Compiled by JHMT Staff and Reviewed with Comments from Frits Wybenga, Senior Technical Advisor

OIG Audit Calls for Process Changes for PHMSA
By Ed Mazzullo, Technical Advisor    

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

U.S. DOT Letters of Interpretation of the Hazardous Materials Regulations: September and October 2016.  18 Interpretations sorted and provided verbatim

HazMat Transportation Guidance: 6 guidance tips 

Summary of U.S. DOT Rule & Rulemaking Activity