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Top News
  • 2015 NACD Washington Fly-In Kicks Off!
  • California Mandatory Consumer & Commercial Products Survey Webinar


  • Regulatory Updates
  • Hazardous Materials: Emergency Response Information Requirements
  • Comments Sought on FMCSA's New Beyond Compliance Program
  • Hazardous Materials: Information Requirements Related to the Transportation of Trains Carrying Specified Volumes of Flammable Liquids
  • Medical Examiner's Certification Integration
  • FMCSA Orders Shutdown of South Carolina Trucking Company
  • Information Sharing Vital in Responding to Threat of Chemical Terrorism
  • Recent Federal Developments — April Newsletter
  • Chemical Industry Council of California Quarterly Update
  • California DTSC Releases Final Priority Product Work Plan


  • Legislative News
  • Senate Finance and House Ways & Means Committees Pass Trade Bills
  • New Bill Would Require FDA Approval for Cosmetics
  • Transportation Chief Slams Highway Patches



  • TOP NEWS

    2015 NACD Washington Fly-In Kicks Off!
    Today and tomorrow, nearly 90 chemical distributors and Affiliates are descending on Capitol Hill for the annual Fly-In. The group is set to conduct approximately 130 meetings with legislators and their staff. Additionally, two dozen NACD members are participating in meetings with essential regulatory agency staff at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and the Department of Transportation.
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    California Mandatory Consumer & Commercial Products Survey Webinar
    The Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC) has been advising members to understand their reporting obligation pursuant to the California Air Resources Board's Consumer and Commercial Products Survey for calendar year 2013. Responsible parties were obligated to have completed the survey by March 2, 2015.
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    REGULATORY UPDATES


    Hazardous Materials: Emergency Response Information Requirements
    Federal Register
    PHMSA is issuing this notice to remind hazardous materials shippers and carriers of their responsibility to ensure that current, accurate and timely emergency response information is immediately available to emergency response officials for shipments of hazardous materials, and such information is maintained on a regular basis.
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    Comments Sought on FMCSA's New Beyond Compliance Program
    Federal Register
    The U.S. Department of Transportation and motor carriers have invested millions of dollars in research, development, and implementation of strategies and technologies to reduce truck and bus crashes. FMCSA is evaluating the impacts of considering a company's proactive voluntary implementation of state-of-the-art best practices and technologies when evaluating the carrier's safety. FMCSA requests responses to specific questions and any supporting data the Agency should consider in the potential development of a Beyond Compliance program. Beyond Compliance would include voluntary programs implemented by motor carriers that exceed regulatory requirements, and improve the safety of commercial motor vehicles and drivers operating on the nation's roadways by reducing the number and severity of crashes. Beyond Compliance would not result in regulatory relief.
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    Hazardous Materials: Information Requirements Related to the Transportation of Trains Carrying Specified Volumes of Flammable Liquids
    Federal Register
    FRA and PHMSA are issuing this notice to remind railroads operating a "high hazard flammable train" (HHFT), defined as a train comprised of 20 or more loaded tank cars of a Class 3 flammable liquid in a continuous block, or a train with 35 or more loaded tank cars of a Class 3 flammable liquid across the entire train, as well as the offerors of Class 3 flammable liquids transported on such trains, that certain information may be required by PHMSA and/or FRA personnel during the course of an investigation immediately following an accident.
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    Medical Examiner's Certification Integration
    Federal Register
    FMCSA amends the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) to require certified medical examiners (MEs) performing physical examinations of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers to use a newly developed Medical Examination Report (MER) Form, MCSA-5875, in place of the current MER Form and to use Form MCSA-5876 for the Medical Examiner's Certificate (MEC); and report results of all CMV drivers' physical examinations performed (including the results of examinations where the driver was found not to be qualified) to FMCSA by midnight (local time) of the next calendar day following the examination.
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    FMCSA Orders Shutdown of South Carolina Trucking Company
    FMCSA
    The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has declared Darlington, South Carolina-based trucking company Carnell Pompey, which does business as Mortise Trucking Company, USDOT No. 1339109, to be an imminent hazard to public safety and ordered that it immediately shut down.
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    Information Sharing Vital in Responding to Threat of Chemical Terrorism
    Homeland Security Today
    Just a day before the 20th anniversary of the sarin gas attacks on the Tokyo subway that killed 12 and injured more than 5,000, the House Committee on Homeland Security's Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications held a hearing to examine the threat of chemical terrorism and the steps that are being taken at all levels of government to address the threat of chemical attacks.
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    Recent Federal Developments — April Newsletter
    Bergeson & Campbell PC
    Get the latest update on federal developments that have the potential to impact your business.
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      PRODUCT SHOWCASES
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    Chemical Industry Council of California Quarterly Update
    Chemical Industry Council of California
    The many new members of California's Legislature are finding themselves on an accelerating path toward "experience" this month, as the deluge of legislative bills that flooded in at the late-February deadline is now in the throes of being pushed through the initial "filters" in the formidable array of legislative committees.
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    California DTSC Releases Final Priority Product Work Plan
    Bergeson & Campbell PC
    On April 16, 2015, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its much anticipated Final Priority Product Work Plan under the Safer Consumer Products Regulations.
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    LEGISLATIVE NEWS


    Senate Finance and House Ways & Means Committees Pass Trade Bills
    Last week, the Senate Finance and House Ways & Means Committees passed trade legislation which included the Trade Promotion Authority bill, Preferences bill (including Generalized System of Preferences), customs enforcement package, and Trade Adjustment Assistance package.
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    New Bill Would Require FDA Approval for Cosmetics
    The Associated Press via New York Daily News
    Two U.S. senators introduced legislation Monday that would require the Food and Drug Administration to evaluate and report on some of the ingredients used in cosmetics and personal-care products such as shampoo and skin cream.
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    Transportation Chief Slams Highway Patches
    The Hill
    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx chided lawmakers for settling for temporary infrastructure funding measures as Congress looks likely to be gearing up to pass another patch next month.
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