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Regulatory update: EPA suspends next IUR reporting period
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a notice in the May 11 Federal Register issue announcing the suspension of the next Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) submission period. This IUR reporting period had been scheduled to run from June 1-Sept. 30. The IUR requires manufacturers (including importers) of certain chemical substances included on the TSCA Chemical Substance Inventory to report current data on the manufacturing, processing and use of the chemical substances. More

Regulatory compliance resources: Chemical Security Summit almost sold out — register today!
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There is still time to register for the 2011 Chemical Sector Security Summit; however the event is almost sold out, so sign up today! The Summit will take place on July 6-7 at the Baltimore Hilton. Highlights of the Summit will include the next stages of Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards implementation and the opportunity to interact with key officials from the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies. More

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Legislative update: BlueGreen Alliance issues report stating TSCA reform would create jobs
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The BlueGreen Alliance, a coalition of labor unions and environmental organizations, has released a report which says that a reformed Toxic Substances Control Act will encourage job creation and market innovation. The report argues that by taking clear steps toward sustainable production, spurred by chemical policy reform, the U.S. chemical industry will become more competitive. More

Safety notice: AAR issues safety alert on rail car tampering
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On May 4, the Association of American Railroads issued the following alert to its members: "AAR has been notified by Exxon-Mobil that it recently received a hopper car at its Baton Rouge, La., facility that had a razor blade strategically placed in the eye of the air brake release rod. Fortunately, the site technician immediately removed the razor blade and no harm was done to anyone at that facility. As you will recognize, this type of vandalism may have been perpetrated on multiple railcars that can arrive at numerous facilities across the country. Therefore, AAR recommends that this notice be given wide spread distribution ... " More

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REACH update: ECHA to publish names of registrants on public websites
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The European Chemicals Agency has stated that it will publish the names of producers of dangerous chemicals, absent "valid justification" for not doing so. The announcement apparently responds to criticism from several environmental groups that ECHA was withholding information on hazardous substances registered under the EU's REACH law. More

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Please email your request to and we will be happy to send you one. These additional copies are only available only NACD members and affiliates and are complimentary.

2011 Central Region Meeting includes top notch speakers on economy and leadership
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The NACD 2011 Central Region Annual Meeting June 23-24, in Lake Geneva, Wis., will kick off with a presentation on Markets and Trends by Alan Beaulieau, principal with the Institute for Trend Research. We will also be discussing "Leveraging Management as a Competitive Advantage – The Role of Leadership in Managing Risk and Protecting Company Value." This presentation will take a look into the often untapped competitive advantages within management. More

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Truck market tightens for shippers, index shows
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Market conditions are worsening for U.S. shippers as truck capacity tightens and fuel prices and surcharges rise, an index released by FTR Associates shows. More

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Louisiana chemical makers cut rates as high water disrupts shipping
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Rising waters on the Mississippi River have already disrupted chemical operations and shipping along its lower portion in Louisiana, a heavy chemical corridor. While the high waters may not flood the plants, they could disrupt logistics and prevent plants from receiving feedstock and shipping out product. More

Analyst: Floods raising shipper costs
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Bulk shipper costs are escalating for the second quarter, an industry analyst said, because of heavy flooding on major U.S. rivers. Barge traffic has been disrupted, pushing more heavy freight loads to railroads. The cost differences of diverting large bulk cargoes to other modes can be sharp. Truck transport is most expensive, but rail is typically three times the cost of barging. For dry cargoes such as coal or grain, he said it takes 16 railcars or 70 trucks to haul a single barge load. But one tank barge of liquid bulk shipments such as chemicals can fill up 46 railcars or 144 trucks. More

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NIOSH publishes hazard profiles of skin exposure for 20 chemicals
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The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has published a series of skin notation profiles for 20 substances, which include bisphenol A (BPA) and formaldehyde. Each document evaluates the substance's hazard potential, with the aim of improving risk-management practices to protect workers from the risks of skin contact with the chemical of interest. The documents are available on the NIOSH website.

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Texas poised to require disclosure of chemicals in natural gas drilling process
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Texas is poised to become the first state to require gas drillers to publicly disclose the chemicals they use to release natural gas from tight rock formations, a measure that could set the stage for other states and Congress to move ahead with their own initiatives to regulate hydraulic fracturing. But environmentalists caution the bill, while a step in the right direction, remains too protective of industry. More


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