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Lion Technology Prepares Shippers for DOT’s New Limited Quantity Rules

The U.S. DOT has made significant changes to the requirements for shipping limited quantities and consumer commodities.  The rulemaking is intended to harmonize marking and paperwork requirements for these shipments with international standards.  This final rule, HM-215K, appeared in the Federal Register on December 30, 2011 (full text available here).  Among the changes made is the elimination of the ORM-D classification for consumer commodities, which poses shippers with a number of logistics challenges—including changes to material supplies, training employees in the new standards, and transitioning procedures to align with the new requirements.

To help prepare shippers for their changing responsibilities, Lion Technology will offer the DOT Limited Quantity Packaging Rule Web Seminar on March 15 at 11:00 a.m. ET.  During this 1-hour web seminar, presenters will discuss the challenges that shipping and logistics managers will face while implementing the new requirements, including how to navigate the transition period and best practices for preparing facilities for compliance.

The web seminar, part of Lion’s Managing Compliance Web Seminar Series, is free to all Lion Members.  Those without a current Lion Membership can participate for the cost of $99 per connection.  To register for the web seminar, visit www.lion.com/Limited-Quantity-Rule-Web-Seminar or call (888) 546-6511.

About Lion Technology
Since 1977, more than 100,000 professionals have relied on Lion Technology to meet their regulatory compliance training needs.  Lion offers comprehensive training and resources in the area of environmental, hazardous materials/dangerous goods transportation, and workplace health and safety compliance.  Training is offered through nationwide public workshops, live web seminars, online courses, and on-site programs.  Regulatory support services and consulting are provided to assist industry comply with Federal and State laws and regulations.

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