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NACD welcomes John Shanahan to its executive team
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Effective today, John Shanahan is joining the National Association of Chemical Distributors as vice president for legislative affairs. Shanahan has been an active participant in legislative issues with the Grocery Manufacturers Association over the past several years, developing substantive policies to advance industry interests and advocating those policies through outreach to policymakers, advocacy campaigns and coalition building. His prior experience on the Hill as a top Senate staffer will complement NACD's legislative programs and his Congressional understanding will bring this industry dedicated advocacy leadership to better position NACD for the future. More



Regulatory Deadline: OSHA 300A summary must be posted by Feb. 1
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The deadline for posting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration 300A Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses is February 1 — one week from Friday. The OSHA 300A is used to summarize the entries from the full OSHA From 300 Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses. OSHA requires companies to post this form no later than February 1 each year and keep it posted through April 30 in a conspicuous place where employee notices are typically posted. Companies must also ensure that the posted summary is not altered, defaced or covered by other material during that time period. More

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Regulatory Update: DOT's free Emergency Response Guidebook app
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The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has announced a free, mobile Web app of its Emergency Response Guidebook 2012. This new safety tool is designed to provide the nation's emergency responders with fast, easily accessible information to help them manage hazardous material incidents. The mobile ERG will make it easier for firefighters, police and other emergency first responders to quickly locate the information they need, thanks to an electronic word search function, and will ensure easy reading even during nighttime emergencies. More



Regulatory Update: Fracking gets more attention from EPA, Congress
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Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released an update on its ongoing national study to better understand any potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources. Included in the release were updates on 18 research projects and details on the agency's research approach as well as next steps for these ongoing projects and analyses. The update followed the November 2011 public release of the agency's final study plan, which underwent scientific peer review and public comment. More

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Regulatory Update: EPA clarifies requirements for labeling of pesticide products and devices for export
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On Friday, January 18, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a final rule in the Federal Register to revise the regulations on the labeling of pesticide products and devices intended solely for export. Specifically, EPA is restructuring the current regulations to clarify which provisions apply under various circumstances. EPA is also increasing specificity in the regulations by requiring that people who transfer unregistered pesticide products between registered establishments operated by the same producer within the United States must also comply with the requirements of this part if those products are intended solely for export at the time of such transfer. More




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EPA's Toxics Release Inventory shows total toxic chemicals on the rise
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Total toxic air releases in 2011 declined 8 percent from 2010, mostly because of decreases in hazardous air pollutant emissions, even while total releases of toxic chemicals increased for the second year in a row, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency annual Toxics Release Inventory report published Jan. 16. The annual TRI provides citizens with vital information about their communities. The TRI program collects information on certain toxic chemical releases to the air, water and land, as well as information on waste management and pollution prevention activities by facilities across the country. More

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  • OIG initiates audit of CSA
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    The Office of Inspector General of the Department of Transportation says it has initiated an audit of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's Compliance, Safety, Accountability program intended to improve commercial motor vehicle safety by focusing enforcement efforts on higher risk carriers. The audit is the result of a Sept. 13, 2012, hearing before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Highway and Transit Subcommittee at which members of Congress and the trucking industry expressed concerns about the implementation of CSA, particularly the Safety Measurement System evaluation of carrier performance and risk. More


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    A look at CSA after 2 years
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    In the two years it has been up and running, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrations Compliance, Safety, Accountability program has demonstrated many flaws and shortcomings. But the program is credited with the signal achievement of shining a brighter light on truck safety. More

    Critical infrastructure systems seen as vulnerable to attack
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    The vast majority of targeted computer attacks now start with a malicious email sent to a company employee. Now evidence suggests the same technique could be used to attack watersheds, power grids, oil refineries and nuclear plants. More



    US port strike: Talks make progress, retailers prepare
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    Three days of talks between the United States Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen's Association "made progress" last week in seeking an agreement that would avert a major strike on the U.S. East and Gulf Coasts in February, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service has said. More

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    Challenges continue to grow for carriers
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    Carriers and transportation analysts alike believe the challenges facing the trucking industry as a whole are only going to grow in 2013, with freight volumes expected to stay flat and rates to decline or increase only moderately — even though capacity may continue to shrink do to the fallout from federal regulatory efforts. More

    Some firms may drop North America PDH plans
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    Plans to build up to seven propane dehydrogenation plants in North America could overwhelm world markets, causing some companies to back away from their projects, analysts said. U.S. producers are seeking to increase propylene capacity to make up for lost production. More
     

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