Monday, August 10, 2020
 
     

IN THIS ISSUE – MARCH/APRIL 2020

Undeclared Hazardous Materials: A Continuing Challenge in an Evolving World 
By Richard Bornhorst, Technical Advisor

The Office of Management and Budget Expands the Administration’s Look into Federal Agency Enforcement and Adjudication Practices; Transportation Industry Comments
By Lawrence W. Bierlein, Esq.

Lithium Battery Test Summary Requirements
By Patrick Oppenheimer, DG Expert

Reader Inquiry:  Hazard Communication and Intermediate Bulk Containers
By Frits Wybenga, Senior Technical Advisor

Part 2 Report on the 56th Session of the United Nationals Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods: Electric Storage Systems (Agenda Item 4)
By Christopher Lind, Technical Advisor

Part 3 Report on the 56th Session of the United Nationals Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods
By Christopher Lind, Technical Advisor

Surface Transportation Authorization Proposals for HazMat Transportation
By Cynthia Hilton, Legislative Advisor 

Training Requirements: Best Practices
By Christopher Lind, Technical Advisor

HazMat Security Training and Security Plans
By Christopher Lind, Legislative Advisor 

Offeror’s Duty to Examine a Tank Car Prior to Shipment
By James H. Rader, VP, Greenbrier Regulatory Services 

Deviations of the US Hazardous Materials Regulations That Foreign Shippers Must Observe When Transporting Goods to the USA: Where to Find Them and What Do They Mean in Practice?
By Roland Neureiter, Senior Logistics Safety Manager, Technology & Infrastructure GmbH, Germany

Filling Provisions for Hazardous Materials
By Christopher Lind, Technical Advisor

Amendments to the AAR Specifications for Tank Cars
By James Rader, Greenbrier Management Services

The Use of Recycled Plastics for Inner Receptacles of IBCs: Part 2
By Christopher Lind, Technical Advisor

Reader Inquiries
- Closing Instructions for Dangerous Goods Packages: Several Scenarios
- Shipper Placarding Requirements 
By Frits Wybenga, Senior Technical Advisor

FY 2021 – The President’s Budget Request for HazMat Transportation
By Cynthia Hilton, Legislative 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

  • Definition of an “article” as applied to combination packagings
  • ICAO Special provision A2, overcoming the TIH labeling conflict between the HMR and international requirements in air transport
  • Provision of flashpoint on the shipping paper

Hazmat Transportation Guidance

  • Five summaries of important U.S. DOT letters of interpretation

U.S. DOT Letters of Interpretation of the Hazardous Materials Regulations: January, February, and March 2020. 15 letters sorted, indexed and provided verbatim.

PHMSA Penalties: February 2020

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