CHINA A revised Dangerous Cargo Trucking Code will take effect in China on July 1. The new Code spells out detailed requirements in a number of areas, including parking, personnel, truck maintenance and third-party safety assessment
RAIL Although the applicability of the RID Regulations is broadening, operators and users still need to interface with a different legal structure to the east, in both regulatory and technical areas. Smoothing this interface is likely to be one of the most demanding tasks of the new RID standing working group
US PHMSA has issued a final rule under HM-258, making changes to the maximum and minimum civil penalties for a knowing violation of hazardous materials laws, regulations and associated special permits and approvals.
CONFERENCE REPORT Most trade associations perform a Janus-like function, on the one hand disseminating news and information to their members and on the other lobbying on behalf of members to legislators. BADGP’s annual meeting shows both of those functions off in a single day