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(PHMSA) announced that it is soliciting nominees for a new Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 15:40

On May 9, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced that it is soliciting nominees for a new Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee, in accordance with Section 333(d) of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018.“The Department is seeking experts from diverse technical and transportation backgrounds to evaluate safety improvements for the transportation of lithium batteries,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L.

Forecast for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy 2019: Hazardous Materials

Mon, 05/13/2019 - 10:02

1. Predictions and Outlook for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration for 2019The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is charged with a vital, if often taken for granted, task: protecting the public from the hazards associated with the transportation in commerce of hazardous materials. While its operations may lack the high profile of some of its federal sister agencies, its mission is, literally, one of life and death.

ADR - Multilateral agreement M318

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 16:17

The Dangerous Goods Division of the Department of Transport for the United Kingdom has circulated Multilateral Agreement M318: Concerning the carriage of gases of Class 2 in refillable pressure receptacles authorized by the United States of America Department of Transportation in relation to 1.1.4.2 amongst ADR Contracting Parties on April 23, 2019.M318 is a multilateral agreement (MLA) seeking a derogation from the provisions of the ADR relating to the transport of gases of class 2 in refillable pressure receptacles authorised by the United States of America Department of Transportation in

Update to Chemical Dashboard Adds Wealth of Chemical and Biological Data and Improves User Interface

Thu, 05/09/2019 - 10:16

To ensure informed chemical safety decisions can be made about thousands of chemicals, scientists and decision makers need a constantly evolving set of tools for quickly and efficiently evaluating chemicals of interest. EPA scientists have recently released an update to the online Computational Toxicology (CompTox) Chemicals Dashboard to help advance these efforts.

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