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Saccharin No Longer Considered Hazardous

July 13th, 2011 by Howard Skolnik

Filed under: DOT/UN, HazMat, Safety

PHMSA recently amended the Hazardous Materials Regulations by removing
saccharin and its salts from the list of hazardous substances and
reportable quantities. The Comprehensive Environmental Response,
Compensation and Liability Act, requires PHMSA to list and regulate all
hazardous substances designated by statute or by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA). EPA recently removed saccharin and its salts
from their list of hazardous substances through notice and comment
rulemaking. This final rule simply harmonizes the lists to better
enable shippers and carriers to identify the affected hazardous
substances, comply with all applicable regulatory requirements, and
make required notifications if the release of a hazardous substance
occurs. Until now, that box of sugar substitute you were buying at Costco and any local super market was transported as dangerous goods!

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