New HazMat Rules

Thursday, July 28, 2005
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is amending the Hazardous Materials Transportation Regulations (HMTR) to add a definition for “person who offers or offeror”. Effective October 1, this term will mean any person who performs or is responsible for performing any pre-transportation function required by the HMTR or who tenders or makes hazardous material available to a carrier for transportation in commerce. A carrier is not an offeror when it performs a function as a condition of accepting a hazardous material for transportation in commerce or when it transfers a hazardous material to another carrier for continued transportation without performing a pre-transportation function. 70 Fed. Reg. 43638 (HK Law)

Navy

Navy Discovers Malaysian Tanker

Indonesia's navy has found a tanker carrying almost US$400,000 worth of diesel that was taken by its own crew last week due to a commercial dispute, says a report in AFP.

US Navy Ships Conduct Astern Replenishment-at-sea

“While replenishments-at-sea are routine, astern refueling is unique and requires precise navigation and coordination,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jason Ileto, fleet replenishment scheduler for Commander,

Philippines: Sea Dispute Won't Shift Ties with China, U.S.

The Philippines' territorial dispute with China over the South China Sea has not caused Manila to rebalance diplomatic ties with either its ally, the United States,

Environmental

Norsepower Secures Funds for World’s Largest Rotor Sail

Norsepower Oy Ltd., today announces that it has been selected to receive €2.6M in funding to further its research and development of the Norsepower Rotor Sail Solution technology.

South Asia Meet on Oil, Chemical Spill Contingency Plan

A meeting to update South Asia’s regional plan for oil and chemical pollution preparedness and response is underway in Male, Maldives (22-25 August), informs  International

Lucas Marine, Harbor Breeze Cruises Partner to Cut Fuel Costs

Lucas Marine is partnering with Harbor Breeze Corporation to help reduce the yacht charter and cruise company's fuel costs, maintenance and environmental impact in Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors.

 
 
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