By Brent I. Clark, James L. Curtis, and Craig B. Simonsen

iStock_000011654038_LargeThe Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), in its recent ATF EXPLOSIVES Industry Newsletter, informed the industry of a new voluntary “process to better track industry-owned explosives storage magazines.”

The Bureau noted that during natural disasters, local emergencies, and civil unrest, the ATF assists
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By Ilana R. Morady and Craig B. Simonsen

shutterstock_30524071On August 6, 2014, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a final rule modifying the requirements governing the transportation of lithium cells and batteries. 79 Fed. Reg. 46012.

The final rule revised hazard communication and packaging provisions for lithium batteries to harmonize the Hazardous Materials Regulations with applicable
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By Lee Braem and Ilana R. Morady

Seyfarth attorney Ilana Morady, along with Lee Braem, Senior Corporate Counsel at Evonik Dugussa Corporation, published an article, “Hazardous Material Enforcement is Spilling Into Unexpected Areas,” in the May 2012 issue of ACC Docket. In the article, the authors discuss how the types of materials that can be “hazardous” under

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