49 cfr Articles

  • 3E Online Transportation Classification

    3E Company recently introduced 3E Transportation Classification, a Web-based solution that assists with the classification of dangerous goods in accordance with 49 CFR, IATA, Canadian TDG, and IMDG code requirements. The solution is designed to support companies that need to comply with the regulations enforced by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) which requires proper classification, ...


    By 3E Company

  • Siting and Safe Operation of Liquefied Natural Gas Facilities

    Regulations require facilities to use computer simulations to model potential fire and explosion hazards from accidental liquefied natural gas (LNG) releases. This has required the run of several separate computer models and manual transfer of data among the models, which is a time-consuming process prone to errors. The Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR 193) defines safety standards for LNG ...

  • Are Universal Wastes DOT Regulated?

    The answer is yes, no, and maybe. Under the DOT regulations, hazardous wastes are regulated in all modes (ground, air, rail, vessel) of transportation. EPA has classified specific hazardous waste as Universal Waste to streamline the process and encourage recycling of these materials (see 40 CFR 273). EPA has specifically addressed the DOT requirements for these waste at ...

  • Significant Changes in DOT Regulations On The Horizon

    Since 9/11, 2001 the Department of Transportation has dramatically increased enforcement and monitoring of hazardous materials shipments and hazmat compliance. Each day, thousands of pounds of hazardous materials are transported on America’s highways, railways, airways and waterways. Everything from Sparklers (the little “toys” our kids waive on Independence Day) to explosive weapons used in ...


    By Compliance Solutions

  • Compliance Corner - Record retention

    In the course of a dangerous good shipment, a shipper’s declaration is created and needs to be stored as it contains information used to protect the safety of individuals, businesses and the environment. This shipping paper must be maintained for a given period of time depending on the method of shipment. There are also similar record retention requirements for dangerous good training ...


    By 3E Company

  • Using pipeline integrity rule for pipeline inspections

    Historically, transportation of oil and gas by pipelines remains the safest and most economical mode compared with other modes. However, pipeline integrity does cause a concern to the public and environment along the pipeline route because it is ever present at the location for its useful life. U.S. pipeline failure incidents in the late ’90s accelerated the process of mandating pipeline ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • The environmentally hazardous substance mark is now mandatory

    Don't let you shipments get refused. The latest version of the UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods introduced a new marking for goods classified as Marine Pollutants. This rule became effective January 1, 2010 for IMDG shipments and January 14, 2010 under 49 CFR. According to the U.S. DOT's 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations and the IMDG CodeA non-bulk package for sea ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Pipeline integrity rule

    Historically, transportation of oil and gas by pipelines remains the safest and most economical mode compared to other modes. However, pipeline integrity does cause a concern to the public and environment along the pipeline route because of its ever presence at the location for its entire useful life. U.S. pipeline failure incidents in the late ’90s accelerated the process of mandating pipeline ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • HM-218D – The US Moves Forward on Gasohol and Other Updates

    On January 28, the US DOT passed Amendment HM-218D. This final rule adopts various updates and amendments to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) of 49 CFR, and is intended to provide relief to industry by clarifying and, in some cases, relaxing certain requirements. A major goal of this amendment is to help the environment by simplifying the shipment of Gasohol, a blend of gasoline with ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Excavation, Retrieval, and Off-Site Disposal

    Introduction: Contaminated material is removed and transported to permitted off-site treatment and/or disposal facilities. Some pretreatment of the contaminated media usually is required in order to meet land disposal restrictions. Confined disposal facilities (CDFs) are engineered structure enclosed by dikes and designed to retain dredged materials. A CDF may have a large cell for ...

  • Amendment dangerous goods safety marks

    This proposed amendment will correct some of the dangerous goods safety mark issues that Amendment 6 brought us. This amendment has been published on Transport Canada’s (TC) website for public input. The consultation period ends October 5, 2009. The proposed regulatory changes consist of: Section 1.39 will now include Part 4 Dangerous Goods Safety Marks as a section that does not apply for a ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Advances in Thermophilic Anaerobic Digestion

    ABSTRACTSignificant advances have been made in the knowledge base and practical options for improving thermophilic anaerobic digestion over the past 10 to 15 years. Today, more options exist that promise to enhance the degree of stabilization achieved and finished product quality in new and retrofitted existing processes. In parallel, the body of knowledge regarding pathogen inactivation in these ...

  • Compliance Corner - Develop and implement

    On March 25, 2003, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued an emergency revision to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) relating to security training and security planning for transporters and offerors (shippers) of hazardous materials (hazmat). DOT recognised a need to address growing concerns over the significant threat that hazmat can pose when it is used for malicious or ...


    By 3E Company

  • Improve Cash Flow and Reduce Labor Costs with Laboratory Automation and Document Management

    Benchmarking  At Labcore, a division of Poplar Solutions, LLC, performance management begins with benchmarking key laboratory activities that contribute to cost, quality, end-user acceptance, and other important variables.  Benchmarking allows lab staff to quantify and demonstrate the improvements to laboratory operations.   There are a number of metrics that ...


    By Poplar Solutions, LLC

  • TDG Amendment 12 - Update

    Labels, Markings, Placards, and more (OH MY!) All in “Consolidation Bin” and “Overpack” amendments As promised late last month, Transport Canada has published the Dangerous Goods Safety Marks (commonly referred to as the “12th”) Amendment to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods regulations (TDGR). The stated purpose of this amendment is to bring the TDGR a ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • The end of an Era?

    The U.S. Department of Transportation begins the phase out of the exception for Other Regulated Materials-Domestic. In last month's column, we outlined a series of proposed regulatory revisions that, upon promulgation, will have sweeping impact on organizations that manufacture, distribute, use or transport hazardous materials. This month, the focus will be on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ...


    By 3E Company

  • U.S. adopts global transportation standards

    New proposed shipping rules that harmonize with international standards will require some study. On Aug. 24, 2010, the Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposed to harmonize the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) with international standards – 75 Fed. Reg. 52069. The proposed rule revises several proper shipping names, hazard ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Improve your approach to hazardous materials

    Today most large organizations that must deal with hazardous materials follow a time-honored process for identifying critical compliance needs and spend the money necessary to make it work. However, committing this level of resources can be tough for smaller companies. The challenge is to effectively manage their entire chemical inventory to stay in compliance and avoid the dangers, fines and ...


    By 3E Company

  • Asbestos in cigarettes

    The original version of the Kent Micronite cigarette filter used crocidolite, a form of asbestos, from 1952 until at least mid-1956. Cigarettes from intact, unopened packs of the brand from this period were examined. One filter contained approximately 10 mg of crocidolite. Crocidolite structures were found in the mainstream smoke from the first two puffs of each cigarette smoked. At the observed ...


    By Queensland Laboratory

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