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Register for a free webcast from J. J. Keller and NACD: Cargo Securement for Chemical Distributors
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Improper cargo handling, loading, and securement can have disastrous consequences for motor carriers, their drivers and the traveling public. That's why failing to comply with the cargo loading and securement regulations is taken very seriously under CSA. Join us for a free webinar that covers several critical topics on requirements and compliance. More



Regulatory update: EPA announces $1.4 million civil penalty against chemical company for TSCA violations
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that Dover Chemical Corporation agreed to pay a $1.4 million civil penalty for the unauthorized manufacture of chemical substances at facilities in Dover, Ohio, and Hammond, Ind. The settlement resolves alleged violations of Toxic Substances Control Act premanufacture notice obligations for the production of various chlorinated paraffins. Under TSCA, chemicals not on the TSCA Inventory constitute new chemical substances for which a PMN must be submitted to EPA at least 90 days before a company begins producing or importing the substance. More

Regulatory resources: EPA to hold Feb. 16 webinar on TSCA premanufacture notice electronic submissions
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On Thursday, Feb. 16, from noon–2 p.m. EST, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host a webinar on restructuring the electronic premanufacture notice software. The EPA is looking to improve submission capabilities and streamline ePMN submissions by moving to a Web-based application. During the webinar, the agency will demonstrate some of the changes that are being considered and provide an opportunity to ask additional questions related to the potential technology changes. More

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Regulatory update: EPA announces $685,000 penalty against company for Clean Air Act general duty violations
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Columbus Manufacturing Inc., a meat processing company in San Francisco, has agreed to pay a $685,446 penalty to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and make $6 million in facility upgrades to settle Clean Air Act violations. The case stems from two releases of anhydrous ammonia that occurred in 2009. According to the EPA, the releases were the "result of the company's failure of its general duty of care to identify hazards and to maintain a safe facility and its failure to comply with regulatory requirements for process safety management under Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act." More

Regulatory resources: Registration now available for Feb. 28 webinar on Clean Air Act General Duty Clause
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On Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 2 p.m. EST, NACD will host a free webinar, "The Clean Air Act Section 112(r) General Duty Clause – What You Need to Know." The General Duty Clause under Section 112 (r)(1) expands the range of activities the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is authorized to undertake to assure chemical safety, often in ways not fully understood by regulated entities. To ensure that you know what is expected under the GDC before EPA auditors knock on your door, sign up today for this important webinar. More



Regulatory update: EPA makes 2011 Toxics Release Inventory reporting materials available
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that reporting materials for Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) reporting year 2011 are now available on EPA's TRI website. The reporting deadline is July 1, 2012. Tools available through the TRI website include the reporting year 2011 version of TRI-MEweb, TRI reporting forms and instructions, the TRI chemical list, and the Threshold Screening Tool. More


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Trucking, rail groups call truce over big trucks
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The trucking and rail lobbies are calling a truce in their battle over truck size and weight limits, hoping a measure of intermodal unity will help push a controversial multi-year surface transportation bill through the House of Representatives. More

Dry cleaning solvent is likely carcinogen, EPA concludes in first update since 1988
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The Environmental Protection Agency formally concluded Feb. 10 that a widely used dry cleaning solvent is a likely human carcinogen, paving the way for the agency to reconsider drinking water and other standards for the chemical. More



China MEP demands relocation of hazardous chemical companies
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China's Ministry of Environmental Protection has announced details of a new five-year development plan for the chemicals industry, demanding that companies using hazardous substances must relocate to special secure chemical industry parks to ensure environmental safety. More

Chemical industry investment in the Marcellus Shale region will continue
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With the huge sums of investment being targeted for the natural gas-rich area, there might as well be gold under the hills of the Appalachia region of the U.S. Simply stated, chemical industry growth in the Marcellus Shale area of the Appalachia region will be huge. The massive reserves of natural gas are inspiring companies to increase their ethylene cracking capabilities. More
 
 

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