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It's Advocacy Week!
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More than 80 NACD members are in Washington, D.C.,visiting over 200 members of Congress. What can you do from home? Find out here.

Regulatory update: NACD comments on DOT wetlines proposal
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NACD has filed comments on the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration's proposed rule HM-213D, Safety Requirements for External Product Piping on Cargo Tanks Transporting Flammable Liquids. The proposal would impact all tank truck trailers transporting Class 3 flammable liquids in external pipes, known as wetlines. Under the rule, any trailer built two years after the effective date of the final rule would be required to have a means of allowing no more than 0.26 gallons in a loading line, or to be constructed with accident damage protection similar to rear bumper requirements. Existing trailers would be required to be in compliance 12 years after the effective date of the final rule. More

Regulatory update: Rail shippers file complaint with STB on new railroad TIH procedures
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The Chlorine Institute, the American Chemistry Council, the Fertilizer Institute and PPG Industries have filed a motion with the Surface Transportation Board for injunctive relief regarding a new tariff and standard operating practice that RailAmerica has implemented for railcars handling toxic inhalation hazards (TIH). The SOP says that all TIH materials must be moved only by dedicated train service and only by special permits provided five days in advance of the movement, that a maximum of three cars with TIH materials can be moved at a time on a dedicated train with a minimum fee of $15,000 per train, and that all such shipments may move at a maximum of 10 miles per hour. More

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Regulatory update: PHMSA issues proposed rule to ban cellphones for hazmat drivers
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On April 29, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to prohibit the use of hand-held cellphones by drivers during the operation of a motor vehicle containing a quantity of hazardous materials that requires placarding under the hazardous materials regulations. This action follows a final rule PHMSA published February 28 that prohibits drivers from texting while operating a motor vehicle containing hazardous materials. More

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Security update: DHS launches new national terrorism advisory system
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has implemented the new National Terrorism Advisory System to replace the old color-coded advisory system that had been in place since 2002. NTAS Alerts will only be issued when credible information is available. According to DHS, the new alerts will include a clear statement that there is an imminent threat or elevated threat. The NTAS Alerts will be based on the nature of the threat. More

NACD Brand Store now open!
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  General Business Interest

TSCA regulations: Today's challenges and tomorrow's reforms
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The question most often asked when addressing this topic is, "Are you ready for TSCA reform?" as if it is looming on the horizon but has yet to happen. The truth, however, is that most producers, manufacturers and importers of chemical substances are dealing with chemical management changes on a daily basis. More

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Customs to test automated manifests
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is pilot-testing automated ocean and rail manifest systems designed for the Automated Commercial Environment. A handful of ocean carriers and railroads will begin filing cargo manifests into ACE instead of the Automated Commercial System that ACE will replace, Cindy Allen, executive director of Customs' ACE business office, said. More

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Canada updates Transportation of Dangerous Goods regulations
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Transport Canada has published an online version of the Transport of Dangerous Goods regulations. The online version has been consolidated to include Amendment 9, which was officially published in final form in March. More


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