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  • HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OR DANGEROUS GOODS? - CARGOpak Corp
    by the IMDG Code Now for the average shipper both hazardous materials hazmat and dangerous goods DGs terms are fairly interchangeable however as we saw with the definition of a hazardous material the legality of the regulatory wording in the USA is very specific when it comes to property and transported in commerce We also see the exclusion of the term environment in the DOT definition The reason being there is a departmental overlap with the Dept of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency EPA The term hazardous substances is an EPA term and these substances are only regulated for transport if they are shipped in packages which exceed the reportable quantities listed in the Appendix A to the table of hazardous materials found in 172 101 Under 40 CFR 302 6 the EPA requires persons in charge of facilities including transport vehicles vessels and aircraft to report any release of a hazardous substance in a quantity equal to or greater than its reportable quantity as soon as that person has knowledge of the release to the DOT s National Response Center The term property is another important term especially pertaining to the ownership and possible responsibility involving a hazmat incident I m sure corporate lawyers can do a much clearer explanation of this but it involve not only the goods being shipped as property but could also involve where the goods are actually located at any point during transit Imagine a consignment of dangerous goods arriving in the USA and a serious incident occurs before the importer actually receives the goods Was there damage to someone s property such as a building or the actual transport unit container or trailer Who is responsible The Shipper the carrier or the owner of the goods Remember the initial purpose of the hazmat transportation act was all about safety This is where the regulatory requirements of a shipper relating to the use of hazardous materials terminology such as the correct UN identification numbers proper shipping names classification twenty four hour emergency response telephone and information etc are used The shipping papers are also where ownership is controlled and serves as the contract of carriage in business and where an understanding of the correct INCOTERMS is vital The last term we need to clarify is the use of when transported in commerce What happens when you purchase some solvent or oil based paint at the hardware store Do you need labels placards or shipping papers No This is where the manufacturer would need to ensure compliance with Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the applicable regulatory references in CFR Title 16 Commercial Practices in place to protect the end user We ve all seen the scary warning labels for proper storage usage and disposal of the chemicals we keep under the sink The key connection here is with the term when transported in commerce and how it applies to the hazmat employer After all they offer the material for

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  • DOT increases penalties for non-compliance - CARGOpak Corp
    it comes to shipments by air Civil penalties are assessed for knowingly violating a hazardous material transportation law or a regulation order special permit or approval issued under that law The following updated civil penalties apply to violations occurring on or after October 1 2012 The maximum civil penalty is increased from 55 000 to 75 000 for knowingly violating Federal hazardous material transportation law The maximum civil penalty for knowingly violating laws and regulations that result in death serious illness severe injury to any person or substantial destruction of property is increased from 110 000 to 175 000 The 250 minimum civil penalty has been eliminated The civil penalty for violations related to training has reverted to 450 Hazmat safety regulations exist to keep people property and the environment safe and it is our responsibility to enforce these laws said PHMSA administrator Cynthia Quarterman When someone breaks the rules it puts us all at risk The consequences for doing so should be substantial enough to discourage misconduct Here are a couple of recent examples Amazon com Inc fine 91 000 Improperly shipped a package containing flammable liquid adhesive by air via FedEx FedEx employees discovered a gallon container of the adhesive was leaking The adhesive is classified as a hazardous material under the Department of Transportation regulations Amazon offered the shipment without the requisite shipping papers or emergency response information and did not mark label or properly package the shipment Amazon also failed to properly train its employees in preparing HazMat packages for shipment by air Alfa Chemistry proposed fine 325 000 still to be settled imagine the legal costs The FAA alleges that on two separate FedEx cargo flights Alfa Chemistry shipped undeclared hazardous material that DOT regulations prohibit from being transported on passenger and cargo aircraft The company allegedly shipped approximately one pint of Acrolein on one shipment and three additional pints of it on another Acrolein can become explosive when combined with air and is classified as a toxic poisonous material and flammable liquid under DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations The FAA and FedEx personnel tried to inspect the second shipment of Acrolein at the FedEx sort facility in Peabody Massachusetts after it began emitting a strong pungent odor However they were unable to examine it because they began to experience coughing fits and extreme eye nose and throat irritation due to the severity of the odor and vapors coming from the shipment A FedEx employee had to put on a protective suit to inspect the shipment The FAA determined that neither shipment had required shipping papers or emergency response information The FAA also determined that the second shipment was not marked labeled or packaged as required by the Hazardous Materials Regulations Additionally the FAA determined Alfa Chemistry failed to properly train and test the employees who packaged the Acrolein Here an updated list of frequently cited violations Appendix A to Subpart D of Part 107 Guidelines for Civil Penalties These are baseline amount and will vary

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  • Shipping Lithium Metal Batteries by Air 2015 - CARGOpak Corp
    of lithium metal batteries have the potential to result in an uncontrolled fire leading to a catastrophic failure of the airframe ICAO DGP WG LB 2 WP 8 DGP Working Group on Lithium Batteries At the DGP working group on Lithium Batteries meeting held in April 2014 the DGP decided to propose that the transport of lithium metal batteries in cargo be restricted to Cargo Aircraft Only The prohibition on the carriage of lithium metal batteries on passenger aircraft only applies to lithium metal batteries when shipped by themselves PI 968 Section IA IB II The prohibition does not apply to lithium metal batteries packed with equipment PI 969 or contained in equipment PI 970 This agreement was reached based on the review of A report on the outcome of the International Multidisciplinary Lithium Battery Transport Coordination Meeting DGP WG LB 2 WP 1 A proposal to forbid the transport of lithium metal batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft DGP WG LB 2 WP 2 A safety management review of the provisions for the transportation of lithium metal batteries on passenger aircraft DGP WG LB 2 WP 5 Information on extended diversion time operations EDTO and fire suppression capabilities and the potential impact the transport of lithium metal batteries may have on certification conditions DGP WG LB 2 IP 1 Results of the Battery Association of Japan s tests on lithium coin cells and Facts and data related to lithium metal batteries compiled by an observer from the battery industry Lithium Metal Batteries on Passenger Aircraft The proposal by the DGP has still to be reviewed by the Air Navigation Council and approved by theICAO Council Unless they decide otherwise these changes will become effective 1 January 2015 It is important to re iterate that the prohibition on the carriage

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  • ARE YOU IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE US DOT HAZMAT TRAINING REQUIREMENTS? - CARGOpak Corp
    Subpart H of CFR49 and any other international requirement whether shipping or receiving Driver training however is located in 49 CFR 177 816 and applies to anyone who transports any quantity of a DOT regulated hazardous material If you ship internationally training for international shipping requires compliance with each particular mode i e Vessel IMO IMDG Code and or air ICAO IATA DGR This training can be used as an alternative to satisfy the function specific requirements as they apply What are the hazmat employer s options to provide adequate training There are a limited amount of options for the hazmat employer to address all of these requirements First option would be to have someone in house appointed as the DG hazmat regulatory specialist The upside is everything is under the same corporate structure The downside is the cost of hiring someone new full time which most companies can t justify because there isn t enough time to warrant the cost Assigning the role to an existing employee usually an EH S staffer is the alternative They usually have enough regulatory issues to deal with and have no hazmat training experience They are usually the designated department responsible for compliance and as such rely on outside help for this The second option is having employees enroll in on line courses These are fairly inexpensive and although the cheapest way to approach compliance they provide a very limited understanding in achieving true compliance with any subject matter as there is no interaction with student and trainer Another traditional method is sending each hazmat employee to a public course These can be very expensive depending on location and the amount of staff needed to be trained A typical 3 day public class is approximately 750 00 per attendee as well as incurred travel costs if the class location is not local Most open enrollment public seminars provide a lot of information and frankly three days of regulatory details usually overwhelms the average shipper If you have a variety of products and classes or perhaps you are in the forwarding business and need a broad spectrum approach this is ideal Legally the hazmat employer is only responsible for what they ship So realistically these generic classes cannot possibly provide you with all pertinent training specific to each shipper s needs Yes they provide a lot of relevant information but not specifically for everybody s situation Why There are way too many variables For instance there are 9 hazardous classes that range from explosives flammable liquids and solids compressed gases to radio active materials oxidizers infectious substances and corrosives Then you have the modal specific requirements for air rail truck and vessel as well as the packaging standards for bulk and non bulk I could go on But why sit through details on topics you will never be required to use This is not a DOT requirement I have sat through enough of these classes where another attendee has too much to say about

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  • Contact Us | Shipping Compliance | Webinars | HazMat | Consulting
    have specific questions regarding our training courses consulting or webinars please feel free to contact us by filling out the form below or contact us via the information to the right Your Name required Your Email required Phone required Your Message Enter the text from the image below for security Contact Tel 919 217 7636 Fax 919 400 4639 Email WEBINAR EVENTS May 2016 Shipping Nitrate Films UN1324 05 12

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