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Legislative update: House subcommittee approves bill to extend CFATS
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The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies has approved H.R. 901, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Security Authorization Act, to extend the authority of the Department of Homeland Security to regulate chemical facilities through September 30, 2018. NACD supports H.R. 901 because, like similar legislation, H.R. 908, which is pending in the House Energy & Commerce Committee, it would allow the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards to be fully implemented and evaluated before changes are made to the program. More

Legislative update: Lautenberg reintroduces Safe Chemicals Act
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Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., introduced S. 847, the Safe Chemicals Act, which would amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to place the burden of proof on chemical manufacturers to demonstrate the safety of products before placing them on the market. S. 847 is an updated version of the TSCA reform bill that Lautenberg introduced last year. More

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Regulatory update: NACD files comments on rail competition
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NACD has submitted comments to the Surface Transportation Board in response to a notice from the agency asking interested parties to submit their views on the state of competition in the railroad industry. NACD's comments discussed the issue of captive customers, including chemical distributors, being subject to ever-increasing rates and poor service and the importance of access to affordable and dependable rail service for the chemical industry. More

Legislative update: House subcommittee examines hazmat regulations
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The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials recently held a hearing entitled "Reducing Regulatory Burdens and Ensuring Safe Transportation of Hazardous Materials." The hearing focused on changes that have been made to the Department of Transportation's Special Permits & Approvals program over the past year that require applicants to submit additional non-safety related information and subjects applicants to safety fitness evaluations based on criteria that have not been made public. More

Legislative victory: Repeal of 1099 requirement signed into law
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President Obama has signed into law legislation to repeal one of the most bureaucratic elements of the health care reform law, the requirement that businesses file a 1099 to the Internal Revenue Service for every purchase of $600 or more from a vendor. More

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Document and Records Control Webinar Thursday, April 21!
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Join NACD on April 21 at 2 p.m. (EDT) for a special one-hour 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. More

Registration still open for 2011 Washington Fly-In, May 3-4
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Online registration is still open for the 2011 NACD Washington Fly-In. Your participation is more important than ever! Come join in with the NACD Government Affairs Committee and 75 of your peers to advocate for Toxic Substances Control Act reform, Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards reauthorization and railroad competition legislation. More

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Regional meetings: Important information for Southern and Central meetings
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Both the Southern and Central Regional Meetings are approaching quickly. Learn more about their programs and hotel deadlines. More

Membership & Safety questionnaire reminder; responses due May 2
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If you have not yet submitted your questionnaire, please do so no later than Monday, May 2. The Membership & Safety questionnaire measures the success of Responsible Distribution as well as demographic information about our membership. The data collected through this survey is very important to NACD's advocacy efforts. More

Survive your Chemical Management Audit
WHITE PAPER: How to Survive a Chemical Management Audit examines how to satisfy regulatory requirements and pass workplace chemical audits.
• Eliminate chemical safety deficiencies
• Integrate chemical inventory with MSDSs
• Manage chemicals in accordance with regulations
• Deploy a successful chemical safety management program

  General Business Interest

ICIS Chemical Business reveals top 50 chemical 3PLs
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ICIS Chemical Business magazine has revealed the ICIS Top 50 Chemical 3PLs, showcasing world's major third-party logistics providers to the chemical sector. "The complexity and challenges of global and regional chemical logistics demands innovative solutions. Whether you're a buyer or seller of chemicals, it is worth considering whether a 3PL could benefit your business," said Will Beacham, deputy editor of ICIS Chemical Business magazine. More

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Trucking group urges DOT to drop hours proposal
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New data showing a lower rate of truck-involved accident deaths indicate more restrictive hours of service rules for truck drivers are unnecessary, the American Trucking Associations says. The ATA has renewed its call for the Department of Transportation to drop its proposed hours of service rules, pointing to a 14.1 percent drop in the truck-related fatality rate in 2009. More

Crude hits chemicals
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Understanding the impact of high oil prices on the demand side of chemical markets is a murky business. The immediate macroeconomic impact of high crude is to take money out of consumers' pockets. However, delegates at last week's ICIS European Purchasing conference heard some conflicting views from senior industry economic commentators. More


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