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Top News
  • Time Running Out: Register for the Washington Fly-In
  • EPA Releases New Guidance Documents for 2016 CDR Reporting
  • NACD Signs Coalition Letter Opposing Proposal for CA Prop 65


  • Regulatory Updates
  • Materials Available on FAA's Proposed Rule on Small Drones
  • Understanding GHS for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals
  • Chemical Substances as Nanoscale Materials; TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements
  • EPA Seeks to Modify SNURs for 24 Chemicals
  • The Pounding of All the Rules
  • Truckers Urging Congress, FMCSA to Hasten Fix on CSA Data
  • FMCSA Randomly Selecting Carriers for Drug Testing Survey
  • Groups Seek Ban on Flame-Retardant Chemicals


  • Legislative News
  • Week Ahead: House Turns to Chemical Reform
  • Hearing to Examine Status of Rail, Pipeline, & Hazmat Safety Rules
  • Why Environmentalists Should Support a Bill Co-Sponsored by David Vitter (Seriously)



  • TOP NEWS

    Time Running Out: Register for the Washington Fly-In
    We're only a few weeks away from the 2015 Washington Fly-In — have you registered yet? Every spring, NACD members & Affiliates gather on Capitol Hill to meet face-to-face with their lawmakers to discuss the current legislative issues that impact their businesses. Join us in Washington on April 28-29 and make your voice heard. Register now!
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    EPA Releases New Guidance Documents for 2016 CDR Reporting
    If your company imports or manufactures chemicals, you are most likely subject to Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) requirements under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The next CDR reporting period will take place from June 1 – Sept. 30, 2016, and will include the years 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency posted on its website two new guidance documents on CDR reporting thresholds and requirements for substances subject to certain TSCA actions.
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    NACD Signs Coalition Letter Opposing Proposal for CA Prop 65
    Last week, NACD joined more than 170 other industry organizations in signing onto the California Chamber of Commerce Coalition's comments to the California Office of Environmental Health, Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) regarding a proposed rule to amend Proposition 65 requirements. The proposed regulations would require significantly more specificity in warnings and additional costs. The coalition letter included an economic analysis predicting the proposed changes would result in increased costs ranging from $410 million to $818 million over a 12-year period. To view the comments and business costs of the proposed changes, click here.
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    REGULATORY UPDATES


    Materials Available on FAA's Proposed Rule on Small Drones
    Last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration hosted a roundtable to discuss the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) proposed rule on small unmanned aircraft systems (small drones). The proposed rule would allow small drones to operate in the national airspace under certain conditions. The FAA is seeking comments on a number of issues including operation, safety, technology and security. To view the presentations on the proposed rule, click here and here. To read and comment on the proposal, click here.
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    Understanding GHS for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals
    Powder & Bulk Solids
    One way governments and regulatory agencies help facilitate international trade — and improve employee safety along the way — is through the adoption of international standards for hazard communication. OSHA's 2012 Hazard Communication Standard seeks to align workplace hazard communication in the U.S. with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). If you're confused about how the implementation of GHS is going to impact your business, you're not alone.
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    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
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    Chemical Substances as Nanoscale Materials; TSCA Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements
    Federal Register
    EPA is proposing reporting and recordkeeping requirements for certain chemical substances when they are manufactured or processed at the nanoscale.
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    EPA Seeks to Modify SNURs for 24 Chemicals
    EPA is proposing to amend the significant new use rules (SNURs) under section 5(a)(2) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 24 chemical substances which were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). This action would amend the SNURs to allow certain uses without requiring a significant new use notice (SNUN), and would extend SNUN requirements to certain additional uses.
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    The Pounding of All the Rules
    Truckinginfo
    It won't so much be a single new safety regulation headed trucking's way over the next two years that will negatively impact industry capacity, according to Annette Sandberg, CEO of TransSafe Consulting LLC and a former administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
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      PRODUCT SHOWCASES
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    Truckers Urging Congress, FMCSA to Hasten Fix on CSA Data
    Logistics Management
    Trucking interests are asking Congress and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to make changes in the way the five-year-old Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program uses data collection involving truck accidents to rate fleets on their overall safety.
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    FMCSA Randomly Selecting Carriers for Drug Testing Survey
    Commercial Carrier Journal
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced last week it has started the process of notifying certain trucking companies to submit their drug and alcohol testing results to the agency.
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    Groups Seek Ban on Flame-Retardant Chemicals
    Manufacturing.Net
    A coalition of consumer safety groups asked federal officials to ban the use of flame-retardant chemicals in consumer products.
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    LEGISLATIVE NEWS


    Week Ahead: House Turns to Chemical Reform
    The Hill
    Today, the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing to discuss the draft of a new chemical reform bill sponsored by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL).
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    Hearing to Examine Status of Rail, Pipeline, and Hazmat Safety Rules
    Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
    The Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, chaired by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), held a hearing today on the status of current federal railroad, pipeline, and hazardous materials safety rulemakings.
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    Why Environmentalists Should Support a Bill Co-Sponsored by David Vitter (Seriously)
    Roll Call
    Jack Pratt, chemicals campaign director at the Environmental Defense Fund and former chief of staff to Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY), outlines why a bill progressive Democrats negotiated with Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is the best chance to protect our health from toxic chemicals.
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