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  • NACD President: Let's Update Chemical Policy to Reflect Our Times
  • DOT Issues New Safety Advisory on Rail Transportation of Highly Flammable Materials


  • Regulatory Updates
  • Avoiding HCS Citations: OSHA Issues Useful 'How-To' Guidance & Resources
  • Addition of 1-Bromopropane; Community Right-To-Know Toxic Chemical Release Reporting
  • Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy Releases April Newsletter
  • Regulatory Update Refresher
  • Business Owners Gear Up for Workplace Hazard Change
  • Drivers Skeptical as FMCSA Releases HOS Study Details


  • Legislative News
  • Draft TSCA Update Bill Called Good Start; Changes Planned Before May 14 Markup
  • Chairman Denham Statement from Hearing on Rail, Pipeline, and Hazmat Safety Rulemakings
  • REST Act Aims to Streamline Transportation
  • Regulatory Reform Bills Clear House Panel
  • Sen. Deb Fischer Wants GAO to Study West Coast Ports
  • Carper Still Aiming to Bring Home-State Civility to Senate



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    NACD President: Let's Update Chemical Policy to Reflect Our Times
    Chemicals are a fact of life in today's world. They make most aspects of our lives easier, safer, and better. But the prevalence of chemicals in our daily lives means effective management of these substances is critically essential. The 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is the regulatory vehicle for federal management of industrial chemicals. That would be the same 1976 when Gerald Ford was president, the first Rocky movie was released, and bell-bottoms were the height of fashion.
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    DOT Issues New Safety Advisory on Rail Transportation of Highly Flammable Materials
    The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a Safety Advisory to remind hazardous materials shippers and carriers of their responsibility to ensure that current, accurate and timely emergency response information is immediately available to first responders.
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    REGULATORY UPDATES


    Avoiding HCS Citations: OSHA Issues Useful 'How-To' Guidance; Resources Available
    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
    Materials are now available from the recent seminar, "Avoiding HCS Citations: OSHA Issues Useful 'How-To' Guidance," presented by The Acta Group, 3E Company, and Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., on April 2.
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    Addition of 1-Bromopropane; Community Right-To-Know Toxic Chemical Release Reporting
    Federal Register
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to add 1-bromopropane to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) of 1986 and section 6607 of the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) of 1990.
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    Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy Releases April Newsletter
    U.S. Small Business Administration
    The Office of Advocacy has released the March-April 2015 issue of The Small Business Advocate. This edition highlights the release of Small Innovative Company Growth — Barriers, Best Practices and Big Ideas: Lessons from the 3-D Printing Industry, an advocacy report that identifies and offers solutions to the barriers hindering the growth and development of small innovative companies.
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    Regulatory Update Refresher
    Trucker to Trucker
    Time for some spring cleaning — and that includes checking in on trucking regulations that affect your daily life. The trucking industry is in the midst of further changes to the restart rules and other new items.
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    Business Owners Gear Up for Workplace Hazard Change
    RV Pro
    Deadlines are approaching for chemical manufacturers and distributors, who are working to meet a government-imposed June 1 deadline that governs how business owners label and classify chemicals.
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    Drivers Skeptical as FMCSA Releases HOS Study Details
    Logistics Management
    In the first comprehensive scientific study on the subject involving real-world truck drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has posted details of its $4 million plan for the congressionally mandated naturalistic study of the operational, safety, health and fatigue impacts of the hours-of-service restart provisions.
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    LEGISLATIVE NEWS


    Draft TSCA Update Bill Called Good Start; Changes Planned Before May 14 Markup
    Daily Environment Report via Bloomberg BNA
    "The bill provides a good starting point," said Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce committee, discussing the draft House bill that modernizes TSCA.
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    Chairman Denham Statement from Hearing on Rail, Pipeline, and Hazmat Safety Rulemakings
    Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
    Last Tuesday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure's Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials held a hearing to discuss oversight of the ongoing rail, pipeline and hazmat rulemakings.
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    REST Act Aims to Streamline Transportation
    Fuel Fix
    Members of Congress recently re-introduced a bipartisan bill aimed at ensuring efficient and expedient cross-border shipments for the trucking industry. The Residue Entries and Streamlining Trade, or REST Act, is aimed at removing an absurd regulatory interpretation by Customs and Border Patrol (CBP).
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    Regulatory Reform Bills Clear House Panel
    The Hill
    A package of regulatory reform bills aimed at curbing executive overreach cleared a key House panel last Wednesday, setting up a showdown on the floor between Republicans and Democrats.
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    Sen. Deb Fischer Wants GAO to Study West Coast Ports
    Office of Sen. Deb Fischer
    Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., asked the Government Accountability Office to research the effects of the labor-related slowdown at West Coast ports, according to an April 15 letter released by her office.
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    Carper Still Aiming to Bring Home-State Civility to Senate
    Office of Sen. Tom Carper
    Despite the growing polarization in Congress, Sen. Carper, D-Del., says he still tries to build relationships with other lawmakers, even from the GOP. The kind of consensus-building practiced by the senior senator is a rarity in today's Congress, but for politicians from politically moderate Delaware, it's hard not to naturally search for a middle ground.
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