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Legislative update: NACD chairman to testify at chemical security hearing
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The House Energy & Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy will hold a hearing on H.R. 908 on Thursday, March 31, discussing whether to extend the current chemical security program for seven years. NACD has been invited to testify at this hearing, and NACD Chairman Andrew Skipp will be the witness. Skipp will testify in support of H.R. 908, which would extend the authority of the Department of Homeland Security to maintain the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program. More

Regulatory update: OSHA and SBA to hold teleconferences on MSD reporting proposal
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy have announced a series of three teleconferences to gather small business community input on OSHA's proposal to add a separate column to record musculoskeletal disorders to the Form 300 injury and illness log. OSHA issued this proposal in January 2010 and withdrew it early this year after receiving many comments in opposition to it. More

Regulatory update: EPA announces initial set of TSCA CBI declassifications
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The Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics has announced an initial set of Toxic Substances Control Act confidential business information declassifications. The EPA posted on its website the identities of chemicals contained in 42 health and safety studies that were previously claimed as confidential by the submitters. More

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Register for the 2011 Washington Fly-In; hotel deadline is April 6
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Online registration for the 2011 NACD Washington Fly-In is open. Join the NACD Government Affairs Committee and many of your peers to advocate for the chemical distribution industry on Capitol Hill. The Fly-In will begin at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3 with a "Fly-In 101" briefing session and conclude late in the afternoon of May 4. More

Registration is now open for the Document & Records Control Webinar!
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Join NACD on April 21 at 2 p.m. EDT for a special Responsible Distribution Webinar on Code XII, Document and Records Control, led by Responsible Distribution Vice Chairman, Jim Benning. More than 35 percent of NACD members experienced one or more deficiency findings in Document and Records Control during Responsible Distribution verifications in the last year. Space is limited. Reserve your webinar seat now. More

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PHMSA launches incident database
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PHMSA has launched an online database of hazardous materials incident summary reports. Incident data and summary statistics for previous years are provided in a new easy-to-navigate format. Data is updated nightly and can be downloaded into Excel or PowerPoint. Also, some reports have interactive graphs that can be changed based on pre-selected prompts. More

More time allowed for comments on wetlines rule
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Trucking companies and others who will be affected by a Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration proposed rule to ban transporting flammable liquids in exposed external product piping (wetlines) on a cargo tank motor vehicle, unless it's equipped with bottom damage protection, now have until April 27 to file their comments. That date is a 30-day extension, granted in part because organizations claimed their member companies are beset by lots of federal rulemaking actions. More

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Guidelines for working with hazardous chemicals released
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A new report from the National Research Council offers a reference guide for the safe handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous chemicals in the laboratory. An update to the 1995 edition, new topics include emergency planning, laboratory security, green chemistry, compatible chemical storage, and the handling of nanomaterials, as well as an expanded discussion of environmental health and safety systems. More

Japan has short- and long-term impact
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The Japan disaster has taken a terrible toll as both a human and economic tragedy. But quite apart from the impact to global supply chains as key manufacturers and component suppliers are knocked out, it is also having some unexpected short-term and possible long-term effects. More

NPRA '11: US petrochemicals facing new regulatory challenges
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As U.S. petrochemical industry executives gather in San Antonio for the 36th annual International Petrochemical Conference, they face an increasingly hostile regulatory environment that could choke off investments even as new growth potential appears. In chemical facility security, in new federal climate control mandates and in a major rewrite of the principal U.S. law for chemical controls, the industry is facing a multi-front regulatory challenge. More

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