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Top News
  • NACD Sends Letter of Support to Senate TSCA Authors
  • NACD Leadership Raises TSCA, STB Reform on Capitol Hill
  • OSHA Will Answer Your Hazard Communication/GHS Questions During April 2 NACD Webinar
  • Bergeson & Campbell to Host April 2 Webinar on OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Enforcement Guidance


  • Regulatory Updates
  • EPA Announces $230,000 Fine Against Texas Chemical Company for RCRA Violations
  • DOT Begins Data Collection on Impacts of HM-Access Program
  • FMCSA Adds Five Serious Violations to CSA Spreadsheet
  • Regulation of Chemicals in Consumer Products on the Rise
  • FMCSA Updates Regulatory Guidance on Employer Notification Systems
  • Teamsters Sue DOT to Block Cross-Border Trucking Expansion


  • Legislative News
  • Senate Intel Panel Passes Cybersecurity Bill
  • Senate Republicans Want Chemical Agency Head Removed
  • W.Va. Lawmakers OK Bill to Scale Back Law after Chemical Spill





  • TOP NEWS

    NACD Sends Letter of Support to Senate TSCA Authors
    Today, NACD sent a letter to U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe (R-OK), David Vitter (R-LA), and Tom Udall (D-NM) thanking them for their hard work in crafting a bipartisan TSCA bill and offering NACD's support in advancing this critical legislation. The letter highlights the importance of balancing the concerns of multiple stakeholders while making significant improvements to chemicals management.
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    NACD Leadership Raises TSCA, STB Reform on Capitol Hill
    The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) senior leadership traveled to Washington, D.C., during the week of March 12 to meet with members of Congress and their staff about the top issues impacting their businesses and the chemical distribution industry as a whole.
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    OSHA Will Answer Your Hazard Communication/GHS Questions During April 2 NACD Webinar
    Register today for the next NACD regulatory webinar, Preparing for June 1, 2015: OSHA's Hazard Communication Enforcement for Distributors. This free webinar will take place 11 a.m. – Noon EDT on Thursday, April 2. During the session, OSHA officials will discuss and answer questions about its recently-issued Hazard Communication Standard enforcement guidance.
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    Bergeson & Campbell to Host April 2 Webinar on OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Enforcement Guidance
    NACD Preferred Compliance Provider Bergeson & Campbell, P.C (B&C) will host a webinar (separate from NACD's 11 a.m. webinar) on Thursday, April 2, from 1-2 p.m. Eastern Time on the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) recently published "Enforcement Guidance for the Hazard Communication Standard's (HCS) June 1, 2015, Effective Date" (Guidance). The webinar will cover steps companies should take between now and June 1, 2015, to comply fully with HCS or else to document sufficient diligence toward full compliance to avoid enforcement action. Register for this timely webinar here.
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    REGULATORY UPDATES


    EPA Announces $230,000 Fine Against Texas Chemical Company for RCRA Violations
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week that Wharton Chemical in Hungerford, Texas, will pay a $230,000 civil penalty to settle allegations it violated the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
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    DOT Begins Data Collection on Impacts of HM-Access Program
    The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) invites interested parties to participate in a voluntary online data collection effort to aid in the assessment of its HM-ACCESS (Hazardous Materials-Automated Cargo Communications for Efficient and Safe Shipments) Project, also known as the Paperless Hazard Communications Pilot Program.
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    FMCSA Adds Five Serious Violations to CSA Spreadsheet
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has updated the Safety Measurement System (SMS) and the Serious Violations spreadsheet to better align with all of the Serious Violations in the regulations and IT systems, including five Serious Violations that are currently used in investigations. These violations took effect in the SMS as of Feb. 1, 2015. Motor carriers cited with any of these violations will see them reflected in the March SMS data release. For a complete list of all Serious Violations and updated descriptions, see the Serious Violations spreadsheet.
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      PRODUCT SHOWCASES
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    Regulation of Chemicals in Consumer Products on the Rise
    Foley & Lardner LLP via JD Supra
    In recent years, manufacturers have seen a marked increase in state regulation of chemicals in consumer products. While the regulation of hazardous and toxic chemicals in consumer products is certainly not a new concept, particularly on the federal level, the proliferation of state regulation creates many new regulatory burdens and potential pitfalls that manufacturers must account for to avoid costly violations and regulatory scrutiny.
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    FMCSA Updates Regulatory Guidance on Employer Notification Systems
    Federal Register
    FMCSA has updated its regulatory guidance concerning the use of State-operated employer notification systems (ENS) for the annual inquiry and review of driving records required by 49 CFR 391.25. The guidance explains the use of State-operated ENS that provide motor carriers with a department of motor vehicle report for every State in which the driver held either an operator's license, a commercial driver's license (CDL), or permit when a driver is enrolled in the system.
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    Teamsters Sue DOT to Block Cross-Border Trucking Expansion
    Commercial Carrier Journal
    The Teamsters Union announced it has filed a lawsuit to halt the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's recent move to expand its cross-border trucking program with Mexico.
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    LEGISLATIVE NEWS


    Senate Intel Panel Passes Cybersecurity Bill
    The Hill
    Last Thursday, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) that would enhance the sharing of information about cybersecurity threats between the private sector and government agencies by granting liability protections to companies offering the data.
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    Senate Republicans Want Chemical Agency Head Removed
    The Hill
    Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Chairman Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) and Sen. Mike Rounds (R-SD), who leads the subcommittee with jurisdiction over the Chemical Safety Board, wrote to President Barack Obama Thursday expressing their concerns with Rafael Moure-Eraso.
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    W.Va. Lawmakers OK Bill to Scale Back Law after Chemical Spill
    The Associated Press via Wetzel Chronicle
    West Virginia lawmakers have approved a push to scale back a law safeguarding against chemical spills from aboveground tanks. The House passed the bill 78-21 Friday to deregulate about 36,000 aboveground storage tanks from the new law. Senators already passed a similar version.
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