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Regulatory action needed: Contact FMCSA today on Hours of Service proposal
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There is still time to submit comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regarding the agency's Hours of Service proposal, published in December. The deadline for comments has been extended until Friday, March 4. More

NACD members invited to participate in disaster preparedness exercise May 16-19
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Each year, the U.S. government, led by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), conducts a National Level Exercise to prepare for and coordinate a multi-jurisdictional integrated response to a national catastrophic event. This year's exercise will simulate an 8.0 magnitude earthquake in the central region of the U.S., specifically the New Madrid Seismic Zone. This exercise will be conducted May 16-19 and DHS is seeking participants. More

Drum Compliance Labeling Solutions

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Regulatory update: OSHA releases new PPE enforcement guidance
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On Feb. 15, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued new guidance, Enforcement Guidance for Personal Protective Equipment in General Industry, to provide enforcement personnel with instructions for determining whether employers have complied with the agency's personal protective equipment standards. More

Legislative update: Legislation introduced to expand Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program
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Earlier this month, U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., reintroduced the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Enhancement Act (H.R. 553) to require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to test more chemicals that may be found in drinking water for potential effects on the endocrine system. Specifically, the bill requires the EPA to test non-pesticide chemicals that may be found in drinking water and to develop a plan and schedule for identifying substances to be tested, to periodically review the current state of science to determine if significant technological advancements warrant revision of testing protocols, and to allow the agency to accelerate the testing of substances that are suspected endocrine disruptors. More

  General Business Interest

BTS releases report on hazardous materials transportation
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The U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics has released "Hazardous Materials Highlights – 2007 Commodity Flow Survey," a summary of the movement of 2.2 billion tons of hazardous materials on the nation's transportation network in 2007. Slightly more than half (54 percent) of hazardous material by weight is moved by truck over highways. More

ATA claims study undermines HOS proposal
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The safety benefits of proposed changes to truck driver hours of service rules have been "wildly overstated," according to the American Trucking Associations. The ATA said an independent review by Edgeworth Economics found the changes would entail net costs of $320 million a year, not $380 million in annual benefits. According to ATA, Edgeworth found that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration used "questionable logic, inadequate data and sloppy math" to justify shortening the hours truck drivers can work per day and per week. More

USCG to address hazmat spills
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USCG has reopened two rulemakings for comment. The two, which will require response plans for dealing with hazardous substance releases from tank vessels and shore-side facilities, were issued as NPRMs in 1999 and 2000 as part of USCG's implementation of OPA 90, but were never issued as final rules. USCG is now under a mandate to publish final rules by April 2012 and is giving industry until May 18 to submit revised or additional comments. More

Approved leak detector for drum reconditioners
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The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved a purpose-built ultrasonic leak detection system developed by CTRL Systems and Adria Machine that is designed to find holes as small as 10/1,000th of an inch (0.25 mm) in steel and plastics drums. More

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