The US government estimates that some 800,000 hazmat shipments are made daily, with 40,000 of those being moved by air. Finding sources to assist with regulatory compliance is easier said than done and a new hazardous materials referencing website has been created for shippers of dangerous goods in the US. Hazmatlaw is a public service of the Cramer Law Group, a Washington, DC based law firm specializing in hazardous material and dangerous goods transportation. This website is not a substitute for the regulations issued by the U.S. Department of transportation, regulations from other countries, the various international dangerous goods transportation standards, or requisite hazmat employee training but the site has a dedicated section for regulatory developments, classification and packaging group information as well as notification of regulatory exemptions and government enforcement procedures. Check out the website at: www.hazmatlaw.com.
STEEL DRUM INDUSTRY NEWS, TRENDS AND ISSUES
Archive for November, 2004
In the event that a hazmat incident should occur while in transit, a Hazardous Materials Incident Report must be filed at the time the incident is discovered. Reporting requirements apply whenever any of the conditions in CFR 171.16 are met. Found in 171.16, a completed DOT Form F5800.1 must be submitted within 30 days of the discovery of the incident. Those incidents that qualify for reporting are specified in CFR 171.15(b) and are defined as unintentional releases of a hazardous material or the discharge of any quantity of hazardous waste. Shippers should be familiar with these two regulations before a hazmat shipment becomes in-transit.
As much as everyone enjoys the Skolnik website, we continue to put our heads together and continuously improve the posted information. We know that our customers and hazmat shippers need technical answers to their compliance questions and www.skolnik.com is an information source for steel containers like you have never seen on the web. You can examine over 400 container products or check out the Resource Center with a Glossary of Drum Terms, a Dictionary of the Skolnik UN products, Frequently Asked Questions, and charts to even help you calculate the number of drums that fit into just about any container. We’ve added paint color charts, a Newsletter archive, and a list of your friends at Skolnik…with pictures. Take a minute, visit:www.skolnik.com and let me know if there is anything extremely helpful or possibly missing.