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Regulatory compliance deadline: EPCRA Tier II reports due March 1
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Today, March 1, is the deadline for facilities covered under Section 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) to file annual Tier II reports to the appropriate state and local agencies. EPCRA Section 312 applies to any facility subject to Occupational Safety and Health Administration material safety data sheet regulations for chemicals stored on-site during the year in an amount equal to or greater than specified quantities. More

Regulatory compliance update: EPA releases updated guidance for Clean Air Act Section 112(r) inspections
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released "Guidance for Conducting Risk Management Program Inspections under Clean Air Act Section 112(r)" (EPA 550-K-11-001, January 2011). This document updates and supersedes the Aug. 1999 "Guidance for Auditing Risk Management Plans/Programs under Clean Air Act Section 112(r)." More

Regulatory update: NACD joins other employer organizations in filing comments on NLRB poster proposal
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NACD has joined other members of the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace in filing comments with the National Labor Relations Board in opposition to its proposed rule to require each employer subject to the National Labor Relations Act to post a notice in the workplace informing employees of their rights under this law to organize and join unions and to engage in union activities. More

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Regulatory update: FMCSA posts new Compliance, Safety, Accountability information
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published new information on the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program (formerly CSA 2010) on its website. FMCSA announced that the Safety Measurement System website had been updated and that Behavior Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs) would be scored using a Feb. 10, 2011, snapshot. More

Regulatory compliance update: PHMSA publishes texting ban rule
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The U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued its final rule under HM-256 limiting the use of electronic devices by drivers. PHMSA received only one comment on its notice of public rulemaking, and the final rule will be implemented beginning March 30. The rule prohibits texting on electronic devices by drivers during the operation of a motor vehicle containing quantities of hazardous materials covered by the placarding requirement and any quantity of select agents and toxins. More

  General Business Interest

The truth about US manufacturing
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Is American manufacturing dead? You might think so reading most of the nation's editorial pages or watching the endless laments in the news that "nothing is made in America anymore," and that our manufacturing jobs have vanished to China, Mexico and South Korea. Yet, the empirical evidence tells a different story — of a thriving and growing U.S. manufacturing sector, and a country that remains by far the world's largest manufacturer. More

Trucking group says FMCSA 'misused' sleep data
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The American Trucking Associations is raising the ante in its challenge to the science behind proposed new truck driver hours of service rules with a statement that studies linking length of sleep time and untimely death were "misapplied." The ATA obtained a statement from a key sleep researcher claiming the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was wrong to use his 2007 study to conclude more sleep could generate roughly $690 million in health benefits for drivers. More

Truckers call on Obama to tap offshore oil
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The American Trucking Associations urged the White House to tap domestic energy sources, such as offshore oil deposits, as rising oil prices increased fuel costs. The price of crude oil soared to a two-year high during the week of Feb. 21, rising to nearly $100 a barrel, pushing up the price of diesel, gasoline and aviation fuel. More

Lessons have been learned on plant operations
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The slump in demand for chemicals experienced in the final months of 2008 and early 2009 was unprecedented, not only in its severity but also for the speed with which chemical producers reacted to curb production output. It has been notable, too, for the speed of recovery. In many instances, the lessons learned in this dramatic period have stuck and companies have changed, or are in the process of reviewing, many of the ways they run and manage plants and production. More

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