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Compliance Guide Update Service September 2016

 

September 22

 

Department Of Transportation

 

Summary: The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is issuing a safety advisory notice to inform the public of the risks associated with transporting damaged, defective, or recalled lithium cells or batteries or portable electronic devices (PEDs), including Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone devices recently recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) [Recall No. 16– 266]. PHMSA is issuing this safety advisory notice in conjunction with the CPSC recall to advise members of the public who wish to carry Samsung Galaxy Note 7 subject to CPSC Recall no. 16–266 aboard aircraft that they must take all of the following precautions:

 

  • Turn off the device;
  • Disconnect the device from any charging equipment;
  • Disable all applications that could inadvertently activate the phone (e.g., alarm clock); Protect the power switch to prevent its unintentional activation; and
  • Keep the device in carry-on baggage or on your person. (Do not place in checked baggage.)

 

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September 13

 

Department Of Transportation

 

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration FR 81 62972-62973 Hazardous Materials: International Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Materials (SSR-6); Draft Revision Available for Comment. Notice: document availability and request for comment

 

Summary: PHMSA seeks public comment on a draft revision of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) ‘‘Regulations for the Safe Transport of Radioactive Material’’ (SSR–6), which is scheduled for publication in 2018. PHMSA and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will submit comments jointly to the IAEA regarding the draft document. PHMSA thereby requests public input to assist in U.S. comment development.

 

Dates: Comments must be received on or before October 28, 2016.

 

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September 7

 

Department Of Transportation

 

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration FR 81 61742-61831 49 CFR Parts 107,171,172,173, 175,176,178 and 180. Hazardous Materials: Harmonization with International Standards (RRR) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.

 

Summary: The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposes to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to maintain consistency with international regulations and standards by incorporating various amendments, including changes to proper shipping names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging authorizations, air transport quantity limitations, and vessel stowage requirements. These revisions are necessary to harmonize the HMR with recent changes made to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, and the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods—Model Regulations. Additionally, PHMSA proposes several amendments to the HMR that result from coordination with Canada under the U.S.-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council.

 

Dates: Comments must be received by November 7, 2016.

 

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September 1

 

Department Of Transportation

 

Occupational Safety and Health FR 81 60272-60274 29 CFR Part 1910, 1915,and 1926 Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica; Correction

FINAL RULE; Correcting amendment

 

Summary: OSHA published a final rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica on March 25, 2016 which became effective on June 23, 2016. This document corrects typographical errors in the final rule by revising these sections.

 

Dates: Effective September 1, 2016.

 

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