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News To placard or not placard Class 9 shipments—that is the question 07/05/2017National
News Do you know how to use the Hazmat Segregation Table? 05/08/2017National
Questions & Answers Is there a threshold for placarding a trailer shipping compressed acetylene gas cylinders? I was told that if the cylinder and gas met or exceeded 1,000 pounds the trailer or vehicle transporting the cylinders would require placarding. 08/11/2016National
News Compliance with the final hazmat rule is January 1, 2016 - or is it? 12/07/2015National
News Hazmat transportation regulations exceptions—Will one work for you? 05/05/2015National
News Opening hazmat packages 10/14/2013National
News Pipeline operator corrects lapses 11/30/2012National
News Coordinating pipeline emergencies 10/19/2012National
News Derailments and underground pipelines 08/01/2012National
Questions & Answers Do I designate used lithium batteries as hazardous waste for shipping on ground in the US? 03/12/2010National
Questions & Answers Do Loaders & Unloaders Need Hazmat Training? 12/05/2007National
Questions & Answers May a transporter store hazardous waste in stationary tanks at a transfer facility and still remain subject to the reduced transfer facility requirements of 40 CFR 263.12? 10/03/2007National
Questions & Answers Could you please direct me to the federal requirements for fueling company fleets on company property (i.e., not at a public gas station)? 07/13/2006National
Questions & Answers We use a private mail carrier to deliver internal mail throughout the state of Missouri. Is it legal for our private carrier to transport samples of hazardous material from one facility to another, each owned by the same company? 08/03/2005National
Questions & Answers How much Diesel Fuel can we haul in a mounted tank, in a noncommercal pickup (i.e., a aux. storage tank in the back)? 06/03/2004National
Questions & Answers For small quantities of gasoline recovered from groundwater monitoring wells (5 gallons or less), do DOT HAZMAT regulations apply if the gasoline is being transported to another locations for accumulation and safe storage? 05/05/2004National
Questions & Answers Can small amounts e.g. 20 cases of 1 liter bottles of DOT hazardous materials be transported between company facilities by a shuttle van that normally does not carry any chemistry? 04/28/2004National
Questions & Answers An office secretary types the required hazardous materials description on a shipping paper at the direction of another, item by item. Is the secretary a hazmat employee requiring training? 03/07/2002National
Questions & Answers Are slogans or signs, such as 'Drive Safely,' which are often displayed on placards and in placard holders, prohibited on a transport vehicle and freight container? 03/07/2002National
Questions & Answers Does a UN 4G fiberboard box require recertification or disposal if over two years have passed since its marked date of manufacture? 03/07/2002National
Questions & Answers Does the trainer who teaches and tests the hazmat employee certify that the hazmat employee is trained/tested? 03/07/2002National
Questions & Answers Does the USDOT certify instructors to train, test, and certify in accordance with 49 CFR 172.704? 03/07/2002National
Questions & Answers If an outside source trains but does not test the employee, must the employee be tested and certified based on this training? 03/07/2002National
Questions & Answers May hazmat employers/employees train and test themselves (e.g., owner-operator)? 03/07/2002National
Questions & Answers Must the employee 'pass' a test? 03/07/2002National
Questions & Answers Must the test be in a written format or may a skill demonstration be used? 03/07/2002National
Questions & Answers What are the requirements for marking transport vehicles and freight containers containing lading that has been fumigated? 03/07/2002National
Questions & Answers What placards must be displayed on a motor vehicle containing the following materials loaded at one facility: 5,000 pounds of 'Chromic fluoride, solution, 8, UN 1757, II' and 700 pounds of 'Isopropanol, 3, UN 1219, II'? 03/07/2002National
Questions & Answers Can hazardous material carried by a salesperson qualify for a material of trade exception in 49 CFR 173.6? 03/01/2002National
Questions & Answers Do identification numbers have to be displayed when nonbulk packages of two or more different hazmats in quantities of 4,000 kg (8,820 lbs.) or more with different proper shipping names and ID numbers are loaded on a vehicle at one facility? 03/01/2002National
Questions & Answers Is an identification number marking required on a transport vehicle or freight container containing nonbulk packagings of materials poisonous by inhalation? 03/01/2002National
Questions & Answers What is an appropriate shipping description for a liquid that is a hazardous waste but does not meet the definition of a hazardous substance or any other hazard class? 03/01/2002National
Questions & Answers Can I use multiple transfer facilities when transporting a hazardous waste shipment? 12/07/1999National
Questions & Answers My company owns several trucks that transport hazardous waste. Do I need more than one USEPA Identification Number? 12/07/1999National
Questions & Answers Who must sign the manifest when one entity owns a transport vehicle that is used by another entity to physically transport the waste? 12/07/1999National
Guidance Documents Guide to Developing a Hazmat Training Program  National
Checklists Hazardous Matrials Security - Driver Best Practices Checklist  National
Guidance Documents Hazmat Training for Signer of Shipping Paper/Hazardous Waste Manifest (PHMSA Interpretation Letter 02-0050)  National
Guidance Documents 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook - English  National
Guidance Documents 2016 Emergency Response Guidebook - Spanish  National