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Angel Collaku, manager of the compliance & enforcement division of the FAA, spoke to almost 300 attendees at the COSTHA annual forum today, saying that “lithium batteries are today’s greatest threat to aviation safety.” Collaku spent some time talking to us about carrier and shipper inspections in addition to debunking some misconceptions about lithium batteries. Here are two that he mentioned. Read More
April 25, 2012 | Regulations
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In this afternoon’s second set of sessions at the COSTHA Annual Forum in Savannah, Dr. Barbara McIntosh from the University of Vermont presented the results of a study she did on behalf of COSTHA. Here are some of the highlights. Read More
April 24, 2012 | Hazmat Profession
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Right now I’m in a session facilitated by regulators from PHMSA and Transport Canada about harmonizing standards related to compressed air cylinders. What’s great about this is that they are getting feedback directly from the stakeholders – us! – about how to do this in a way that is practical, based on the real-world experience of those in the room. Read More
April 23, 2012 | Regulations
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COSTHA technical staff worked with the USDOT to prepare a “Guidance Document” that explains the nuances of the Limited Quantity rulemaking that eliminates the current Consumer Commodity, ORM-D description and classification. Read More
March 29, 2012 | Regulations
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