A year in Review: Chemical Transportation
The topic of this article in my Chemical Transportation Blog is a review of chemical transportation in 2010 and any and all highlights involving chemical transportation in 2010. I’ve also included links to the specific articles in my Chemical Transportation Blog that explain each in more detail.
November 2009 – PHMSA-2006-26322 (HM-206F): Hazardous Materials: Revision of Requirements for Emergency Response Telephone Numbers; Final rule. This new rule affects all aspects of chemical transportation as it will affect every bill of lading shipping hazardous materials.
January 2010 – CFR 49 Part 172.322: Effective January 14, 2010 the MARINE POLLUTANT mark was changed to bring it in harmony with the international symbol. If you’re transporting chemicals that fall under the marine pollutant regulation, check on this one.
March 2010 – DOT published new rules for security plans that affected chemical transportation. The new requirement was for plans to be “risk based”. The DOT further clarified which classes of hazardous materials required a security plan. This rule was published under HM232-F. Chemical transportation and logistics managers should check this one out.
December 2010 – CSA 2010 is maybe the biggest thing that is going to affect chemical transportation and transportation in general. The Federal Motor Carriers Association (FMCSA) has a completely new system for evaluating the safety of carriers. This is scheduled to be on-line mid December 2010. This is worth a look by chemical transportation and logistics managers as it will impact your carrier selection for chemical transportation carriers. It is also likely to increase your liability and the due diligence required in your chemical transportation carrier selection process. Definitely, take note of this one regardless if your shipping chemicals and hazmat or just regular dry freight.
Happy New Year and I look forward to writing more chemical transportation related articles in 2011. Please subscribe!
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