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imageALPA Pilot Urges Tighter Lithium Battery Restrictions

March 8, 2010 - First Officer Mark Rogers (United), director of ALPA’s Dangerous Goods Program, presented the Association’s arguments for tighter restrictions on the shipment of lithium batteries at U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) headquarters in Washington, D.C., on March 5. His statement was in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published on January 11 by DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), in coordination with the FAA, to assess the safety risks associated with the air transport of lithium cells and batteries.


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