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Transporting Hazardous Materials: Best Practices For Complying With Hazardous Materials Regulations

Webinar: ID# 1023705
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About This Course:
Hazardous materials regulations (HMR) apply to anyone who transports or offers hazardous materials for transportation in commerce.

Transporting a hazardous material requires several important steps and precautions, including proper waste classification, description, packaging, marking, labeling, segregating, security planning, and training in order to maintain regulatory compliance.

Non-compliance with associated hazardous material transportation regulations can carry heavy fines and sometimes lead to criminal charges and steep prices for easily avoided mistakes.

In fiscal year 2016, DOT’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) performed over 126,000 roadside inspections of trucks, focusing on hazardous materials transportation compliance. As a result of those inspections, DOT identified over 26,000 violations. Most commonly cited were insecure packages, failure to produce a copy of the DOT hazmat registration number, and issues with placards and shipping papers.

Don’t become a target for one of these avoidable citations! Join us for an in-depth webinar presented by Meaghan Boyd, a seasoned environmental litigation partner at Alston & Bird, as she discusses best practices for hazardous materials transportation.

Learning Objectives:
  • How to identify hazardous materials ahead of transport
  • What type of training is required for people who offer transport hazardous materials
  • How to determine appropriate packaging, marking and labeling when transporting a hazardous material
  • Penalties for not properly labeling or shipping a “hazardous material”
  • How to apply for DOT special permits
  • “Hot topics” in hazmat transportation, including lithium batteries, that could lead to compliance risks
About Your Presenter:

Meaghan Goodwin Boyd, Esq.
Partner
Alston & Bird LLP

Meaghan Boyd has more than 11 years of experience in environmental law. She routinely counsels clients on compliance matters involving many federal environmental statutes, including CERCLA, the Clean Water Act, and RCRA, and their state counterparts, as well as hazardous materials transportation regulations. Her litigation practice focuses on complex environmental and toxic tort matters in federal and state courts and administrative enforcement actions. She currently leads the firm’s day-to-day interaction with client UPS’s in-house environmental and hazardous materials teams, managing their nationwide compliance questions and enforcement matters and advising on U.S. and foreign hazardous materials transport requirements.
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