This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.

  Mobile version   RSS   Subscribe    Unsubscribe    Archive    Media Kit    Mar. 26, 2013

Home   About   Member Center   Advocacy   Responsible Distribution   Newsroom        


  NACD News

Regulatory Compliance Resources: NACD hosts April 4 webinar on regulatory survey and initiatives
On Thursday, April 4, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Eastern, NACD Regulatory Affairs Committee Chairman Cliff Wiksten and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Jennifer Gibson will present a webinar on NACD's recent Regulatory Survey. In January, NACD sent out a Regulatory Survey asking members to provide information on which regulations are most applicable to their operations and on which regulations they need additional compliance resources. NACD's new Regulatory Affairs Committee requested that NACD develop the survey in order to gauge the full impact of the regulatory universe on the membership and to help prioritize our regulatory compliance and advocacy programs. Members provided an excellent response to the survey with 146 participants completing the entire survey and dozens more partially completing it.

Please join us April 4 to learn what the highest ranked items were in both the areas of applicability and the need for additional resources and how NACD and the Regulatory Affairs Committee will use the survey results to best tailor the Association's regulatory programs to member needs. To register to for the webinar, go to
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Regulatory Compliance Resources: Last chance to register for April 2-3 Responsible Distribution Workshop and Regulatory Sessions
It is not too late to register for next week's Responsible Distribution Workshop, which will take place April 2-3 in Atlanta. This workshop will include several valuable regulatory sessions. Click "Read More" to learn more about these sessions.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Regulatory Compliance Resources: Q-and-A from NACD OSHA GHS webinar now available
The Q-and-A from NACD's March 7 webinar on the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's new rule to align the Hazard Communication Standard with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals are now available. During this well-attended webinar, Emily Walter, Regulatory Specialist for ICC Compliance Center, reviewed the upcoming GHS deadlines and provided information on what your company must do to meet these deadlines. The webinar also addressed relationships and conflicts between the new GHS system and other regulations and agencies including U.S. Department of Transportation labeling, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reporting, and Consumer Product Safety Commission rules and requirements. The webinar generated numerous questions, and NACD and ICC Compliance Center have now made written responses to these questions available.

Click here to access the Q-and-A transcript, along with the webinar recording and slides. Please note that you will need your username and password to access these materials.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

  Customer service is our goal.
If we don't have it, we'll help you find it.

EP Container opened it's door in 1993 to answer the call for a one-stop shop for containers and absorbents for the hazardous waste industry. Over the years, our business expanded to meet the container needs of many other industries using similar products. MORE

Regulatory Update: FMCSA extends state adoption deadline for new tank vehicle definition
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has published a final rule in the Federal Register modifying the May 2011 rule that changed the definition of a tank vehicle. The 2011 rule expanded the definition of tank vehicle to cover loads containing intermediate bulk containers with individual capacities of more than 119 gallons and an aggregate capacity of 1,000 gallons or more, prompting a requirement for drivers who carry these types of loads to obtain tank endorsements on their commercial drivers' licenses. Last year, the American Trucking Associations filed a petition with FMCSA to change the definition of tank vehicle so it would not include IBCs.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Regulatory Update: DHS revises proposal on CFATS personnel surety
Last Friday, March 22, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security published in the Federal Register a revised proposal on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Personnel Surety Program. The PSP is designed as a tool to help facilities meet the requirements of CFATS Risk Based Performance Standard 12 – Personnel Surety. The proposal would require CFATS-regulated facilities to submit a set of personal identifying information to DHS for individuals who have access to restricted areas or critical assets. This information would then be run through the Terrorist Screening Database to ensure that these individuals do not have terrorist ties. The March 22 proposal is a revision of an earlier version that DHS issued in 2011 and withdrew in 2012 after hearing concerns from industry that it was overly burdensome and duplicative.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Legislative Action Alert: Your input needed on impact of LIFO elimination
NACD will be submitting comments to U.S. House Ways and Means Committee on the importance of retaining the current tax provision known as LIFO (Last-in, first-out) inventory accounting method, and we request your feedback. Committee Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., intends to move forward this year with comprehensive tax reform, and the committee created working groups to aid the process.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

  Hazardous Materials Industry Leaders / 1-800-315-9906
• 30 years Specializing in Hazardous Materials Codes
• Budgeting, Design & Construction
• Completed projects in 28 States
• New Construction and Renovation
• Client Web Access to Itemized Project Costing & more
• Why Gamble with lesser experience

Regulatory Update: Coast Guard proposes rule on TWIC readers
On Friday, March 22, the U.S. Coast Guard published in the Federal Register a proposed rule on reader requirements for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential. If adopted as proposed, the rule would require owners and operators of certain high-risk vessels and facilities regulated by the Coast Guard to use electronic readers designed to work with the TWIC as an access control measure. The proposal also establishes additional requirements associated with the electronic TWIC readers, including record-keeping requirements for those owners and operators required to use an electronic TWIC reader, and security plan amendments to incorporate the TWIC requirements. The rulemaking is intended to implement the Security and Accountability For Every Port Act of 2006 electronic TWIC reader requirements. Comments are due on the TWIC reader proposed rule by May 21, 2013. Click here for a copy of the proposal.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

Continuous GHS Labels On Demand

NeuraLabel Printer can be your solution for GHS and DOT compliant drum labels. You can properly label barrels and increase operational flexibility by printing both small and large jobs on continuous media. Labels range from 5” to 48”. You’ll have one-pass 4-color digital printing, full automation and solid reliability.
Always Forward Thinking

Email us at

Visit our website at

Visit our blog at
Tote, ISO, Offshore Tank Container Sales & Rental

Hoover rents, sells and tote containers, transport frames, offshore containers, intermodal (ISO) tank containers and related equipment for the storage and transportation of chemicals, liquids and fluids. Hoover provides a full range of services including equipment rental, sales, reconditioning, tank cleaning, recertification and GPS asset tracking and level monitoring services.

Regulatory Update: EPA TSCA enforcement to target 'fractions'
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced at an industry conference that one of its top enforcement priorities will be to look at how manufacturers are naming and listing fractions of existing chemicals for Toxic Substances Control Act Inventory purposes. EPA said that fractions or "slices" of existing substances could be new chemical substances for which premanufacture notifications should have been filed. In fact, EPA has already begun that process, as several enforcement initiatives are underway derivative of information generated in connection with the action brought against Dover Chemical Company.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

State Regulatory Update: NACD raises concerns about California Hazard Communication System
NACD recently joined 18 other organizations in sending a letter to the California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board regarding the state's proposed Hazard Communication Standard. Rather than adopting the new federal HCS that aligns with the United Nationals Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, the CA OSHSB proposed a system that differs significantly from the new federal standard. NACD and the others wrote that improvement through harmonization is the overriding purpose of the GHS updates, that true harmonization will result in a more effective and protective system, that OSHSB's proposal would create more discord than existed previously, and that the state's proposed differences are substantial without being more protective. NACD and the others urged the OSHSB to adopt the federal standard verbatim and to use a thorough advisory process to substantiate the value of any proposed differences before adopting them. Last week, the OSHSB approved the proposed different standard on a temporary basis, while a permanent new rule will go through the standard advisory process.

Click here for a copy of the industry letter.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

  QualaWash IBC/Tote Comprehensive Services
QualaWash is not only the largest tote service and supply chain management provider in North America with 53 locations, but we are also the innovative leader in technology, internet based container tracking and customer supply chain solutions.
  • Interior & Exterior Cleaning
  • UN/DOT Retesting & Certification
  • Fleet Tracking/Supply Chain Management
  • Transportation
  • Storage
  • Tote Rentals, Sales & Parts

    Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

        Legislative Action Alert: Your input needed by April 8 on impact of LIFO elimination (NACD)
    House panel takes on size and weight, logs, HOS (Truckinginfo)
    The continuing saga of HOS (DC Velocity)

    Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.

      General Business Interest

    Inspector detector
    Required driver pre-trip inspections have garnered more attention under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's new Compliance, Safety, Accountability enforcement program. And it's not only the actual inspections you need to think about — it's also the paperwork component. Jeff Kaley, a truck lead advisor for GE Capital Fleet Services, works with fleet managers, many of them private fleets, to help them understand how they are affected by CSA.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Ferro: July 1 will stand as HOS compliance date
    Transport Topics
    Despite receiving requests from a bipartisan group of seven lawmakers in transportation oversight roles, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will not delay the July 1 effective date of the latest changes to its hours-of-service rule, FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro told industry reporters March 22.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    BHS Marketing -
    We Can Help You!

    We are a chemical manufacturer and distributor with full service capabilities for your chemical requirements. We have grown both through acquisitions and strong sales efforts to become a major member of the chemical supplier industry. MORE
    Chemistry for sustainable performance
    Whatever your goal - low or zero-VOC products, APEO-free or formaldehyde-free materials, low energy curing, replacement of heavy metal pigments, latex with minimal environmental impact - BASF wants to put you in the driver's seat. MORE

    FMCSA shuts down 2 carriers, 1 driver
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has ordered two trucking companies and one driver to stop operating, calling them imminent hazards to public safety. The orders were triggered by flagrant disregard for hours of service and other safety regulations. Oak Park, Mich.-based Highway Star Inc. was ordered to immediately cease operations, along with one of its drivers, Ibrahim Fetic, after Fetic caused a March 2 fatal crash.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Senate passes amendment in support of Keystone XL
    Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Max Baucus, D-Mont., offered an amendment that passed, putting the U.S. Senate on record in support of the Keystone XL pipeline. The Hoeven-Baucus measure established a formal recognition by the U.S. Senate that the Keystone XL pipeline, a major energy infrastructure project, will boost the nation's economic growth and contribute revenues.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    Analyst: US chemical output nudged higher in February
    U.S. chemical production continues its gaining streak on a monthly basis, according to the latest monthly report from the American Chemistry Council. The chemical industry trade group said that the U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index inched up 0.6 percent in February, following a revised 0.8 percent gain a month ago. Monthly reading showed that chemical production improved across all regions in February.
    Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article

    NACD NewsBrief
    Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
    Download media kit

    Valerie Hunt, Senior Content Editor, 469.420.2690   
    Contribute news

    Caitlin O'Donnell, NACD Assistant Manager, Communications & Meetings, 703.527.6223   

    This edition of the NACD NewsBrief was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
    Recent issues
    March 26, 2013
    March 21, 2013: NACD ChemBytes
    March 19, 2013
    March 14, 2013: NACD ChemBytes

    7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063