Update: PHMSA Apps Launch and Lithium-Ion Battery Testing

Source: Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

PHMSA develops compliance assistance materials that make it easier to understand and comply with the HMR. Access these safety resources at: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/training/hazmat/publications.

ERG 2020 Mobile App

The official ERG 2020 Mobile App is now available for free to both Apple and Android users under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration storefront. iOS users who downloaded previous versions listed under the National Library of Medicine should download the current PHMSA version at the link below to ensure ongoing support, including any bug fixes and/or updates.

Link to ERG 2020 (iOS): https://apps.apple.com/us/app/erg-for-ios/id1597142669

Link to ERG 2020 (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.nih.nlm.erg2012

DOT Chart 17 Mobile App

PHMSA’s DOT Chart 17 provides a full-color display of the markings, labels, and placards specified in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). This mobile application allows shippers, carriers, and other stakeholders to quickly access the visual information and HMR citations exactly as they appear in DOT Chart 17.

The DOT Chart 17 mobile application includes updates from the previous DOT Chart 16 app, including the removal of the ORM-D marking and transitional phase-out dates for other markings, labels, and placards. Updates also consist of editorial changes, for clarity as well as to reflect the most current HMR citations and notes.

Please note that this application is intended for general guidance only and should not be used to determine compliance with 49 CFR, Parts 100-185.

Link to DOT Chart 17 (iOS): https://apps.apple.com/us/app/dot-chart-17/id1245251292

Link to DOT Chart 17 (Android): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.dot.phmsa.chart16

DOT Tabla 17

DOT Chart 17 — Hazardous Materials Markings, Labeling and Placarding Guide is now available in Spanish. This updated guide assists Spanish-speaking shippers, carriers, and other stakeholders by providing quick access to information concerning hazardous materials markings, labels, and placards, as described in the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

Lithium Battery Test Summaries

For safety reasons, lithium batteries must be subject to a series of design tests per sub-section 38.3 of the UN Manual of Tests and Criteria. This updated publication assists manufacturers and distributors with understanding and implementing the lithium battery test summary requirement effective January 1, 2022.For more on shipping lithium batteries, see the Lithium Battery Guide for Shippers.

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