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Top News
  • OSHA Releases New HazCom 2012 Interim Enforcement Guidance
  • NACD Seeking Representatives to Provide Comments on OSHA’s PSM Proposed Rule
  • NACD Files Comments in Support of Exemption to Address Conflict Between DOT Rest Break and Security Plan Rules


  • Regulatory Alerts
  • Executive Order 13650 Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security Webinar Listening Session
  • PHMSA – Cargo Tank Loading-Unloading Guidance
  • Chemical Industry Council of Illinois RCRA Seminar Registration Now Available
  • EPA Issues Pre-Publication Notice of Clean Water Rule
  • Spring Regulatory Agendas Now Available
  • Speed-Limiter Proposal Reaches White House for Review
  • Minnesota Ban on Fire Retardants Would Be Toughest in US


  • Legislative News
  • Committee Continues Work to Reform Chemical Management
  • Legislative Report on Generalized System of Preferences Renewal
  • Dems in Pressure Cooker on Trade
  • Obama Signs Short-Term Highway Funding Extension





  • TOP NEWS


    OSHA Releases New HazCom 2012 Interim Enforcement Guidance
    In response to NACD’s numerous conversations with the agency, OSHA released additional interim enforcement guidance on the Hazard Communication 2012 June 1 effective date to address many chemical distributors’ concerns.
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    NACD Seeking Representatives to Provide Comments on OSHA's PSM Proposed Rule
    OSHA has stated the agency intends to initiate a Small Business Advocacy Review panel in early June on Chemical Safety and Process Safety Management rulemakings. This is an opportunity for NACD members to view the proposed rule before it is released to the public and provide advice and recommendations on the rule’s impact on the chemical distribution industry. If you are interested in serving on the panel, please contact Theresa Forbes, NACD manager of regulatory affairs as soon as possible.
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    NACD Files Comments in Support of Exemption to Address Conflict Between DOT Rest Break and Security Plan Rules
    Yesterday, NACD filed comments with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in support of the American Trucking Association’s (ATA) application for an exemption from the hours of service 30-minute rest break requirement for drivers carrying cargo subject to security plan requirements under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) regulations.
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    REGULATORY UPDATES


    Executive Order 13650 Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security Webinar Listening Session
    Chemical Industry Council of California
    Please join us for a webinar on Executive Order: Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security (EO). This webinar will provide an update on actions items since the June 6, 2014 release of "Executive Order 13650: Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security – A Shared Commitment."
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    PHMSA — Cargo Tank Loading-Unloading Guidance
    PHMSA
    This recommended best practices guide prepared by DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), with input from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, is for informational use only and may be used as a supplement to, not to be considered as, applicable regulations.
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    Chemical Industry Council of Illinois RCRA Seminar Registration Now Available
    Chemical Industry Council of Illinois
    Wednesday, June 17, 2015
    William Tell Holiday Inn
    6201 Joliet Road
    Countryside, IL 60525

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    EPA Issues Pre-Publication Notice of Clean Water Rule
    EPA
    In an historic step for the protection of clean water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule today to clearly protect from pollution and degradation the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources.
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    Spring Regulatory Agendas Now Available
    Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
    THE REGULATORY Information Service Center (RISC) was created in June 1981. The Center undertakes projects that will facilitate development of and access to information about Federal regulatory and deregulatory activities. It accomplishes this by gathering and publishing information on Federal regulations and their effects on society.
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    Speed-Limiter Proposal Reaches White House for Review
    Fleet Owner
    Speed limiters for heavy trucks are a step closer to becoming federally mandated, as the White House on May 19 received the proposed rule from the Department of Transportation. Details of the rule, developed jointly by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, will not be made public until the Office of Management and Budget reviews the estimated costs and benefits of the proposal.
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    Minnesota Ban on Fire Retardants Would Be Toughest in US
    Star Tribune via Firehouse
    Minnesota legislators are on the verge of approving the nation's most restrictive use of flame-retardant chemicals in furniture and an array of household items such as textiles, mattresses and children's products. State firefighters have been pushing for legislation that would phase out the use of 10 such chemicals, saying they are ineffective in slowing the spread of fire and contain toxins that are sickening responders.
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    LEGISLATIVE NEWS


    Committee Continues Work to Reform Chemical Management
    House Energy & Commerce Committee
    The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce has scheduled a markup beginning on Tuesday to consider legislation that aims to reform chemical management and modernize and reform a key federal agency. Members will convene for opening statements only on Tuesday and reconvene to consider the legislation Wednesday morning.
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    Legislative Report on Generalized System of Preferences Renewal
    NACD
    The U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program expired on July 31, 2013. However, recent developments have brought the issue back into the spotlight, and legislation is currently being worked through the halls of Congress to renew the program. To read more about the issue and learn about NACD’s stance on GSP renewal, please click here.
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    Dems in Pressure Cooker on Trade
    The Hill
    Pressure on Democrats intensifies ahead of an expected June vote on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which would give President Obama fast-track means to negotiate the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal.
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    Obama Signs Short-Term Highway Funding Extension
    The Hill
    Last Friday, President Obama signed a two-month extension of highway funding into law. The measure, dubbed the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, extends several aspects of infrastructure funding through the end of July.
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