Web Seminar Prepares Hazmat Shippers for DOT's New Enforcement Authority

Mar 28, 2011, 19:15 ET from Lion Technology

LAFAYETTE, N.J., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lion Technology's upcoming April 7 web seminar will get hazmat shippers and carriers up to speed on the legal implications of the U.S. DOT's new Enhanced Enforcement Authority Procedures rule, known informally as the "package opening rule." The rule, effective May 2, 2011, provides DOT inspectors with explicit authority to stop, open, and detain noncompliant hazmat shipments during transit.

During this exclusive web seminar, Lion's regulatory team and panelist Larry Bierlein, a Washington D.C. attorney specializing in hazardous materials and transportation law, will identify the critical components of this controversial rulemaking and the legal and operational implications of DOT's new enforcement authority. Space is limited, register by April 5, 2011 at http://www.Lion.com/HazmatInspections.

Companies who ship hazardous materials, especially perishable materials (e.g., pharmaceuticals, material consigned for medical use), must be diligent in ensuring full compliance with the U.S. Hazardous Materials Regulations. In the rule, the DOT states that the "distributors of sensitive pharmaceuticals and other perishable materials must be especially diligent in adhering to the packaging, marking, and labeling requirements to avoid package breaches."  Companies must also deal with the possibility that customers may reject a package if it was opened and resealed by the DOT during the cycle of transportation.

Topics addressed during web seminar include:

  • What will cause the DOT to open, retain, and recall a package
  • What a DOT agent will look for when inspecting a package
  • How to handle a DOT inspection during the cycle of transportation
  • What to do if DOT issues an "emergency order" and takes a package or product out of service
  • Best management practices for avoiding inspections and penalties

The web seminar will run on April 7, 2011 from 2:00 pm3:00 pm Eastern Time. The fee to connect to the web seminar is $99. Space is limited, register by April 5, 2011 at Lion Technology's website, http://www.Lion.com/HazmatInspections 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 to comply with Federal and State laws and regulations.

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