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Top News
  • NACD Applauds Senate Passage of STB Reform Legislation
  • TSCA to Get Floor Action in House this Week
  • NACD Supports Appeal of Rail Transportation of Flammable Materials Final Rule


  • Regulatory Alerts
  • OSHA Enforcement Memo on Chemical Concentrations Could Bring Many More Facilities Under Process Safety Management Standard
  • EPA Seeks Input from Small Entities on Modernizing the Risk Management Plan (RMP) Rule
  • OSHA Issues Process Safety Management RAGAGEP Memo
  • Chemical Safety Alert: Safer Technology and Alternatives
  • Revised Chemical Advisory: Safe Storage, Handling, and Management of Ammonium Nitrate
  • FMCSA Hazardous Materials Safety Permit Program: Amendment to Enforcement Policy
  • FMCSA Grants Hours of Service Exemption For Oversize/Overweight Haulers
  • OSHA and Health Canada Continue 'Partnership' To Coordinate Labelling and Classification of Hazardous Chemicals, Implement GHS
  • Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, June 2015
  • EPA and the Army Corps Issue Final Clean Water Rule, but Does This New “Line in the Water” Clarify, Expand or Narrow Clean Water Act Jurisdiction?


  • Legislative News
  • House Passes Trade Promotion Authority Bill
  • Senate Panel Advances $30B Bill That Targets EPA Rules



  • TOP NEWS

    NACD Applauds Senate Passage of STB Reform Legislation
    NACD
    Today, National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) President Eric R. Byer made the following statement about the U.S. Senate’s passage of S. 808, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization Act of 2015: “NACD welcomes the Senate’s passage of this important freight rail reform legislation. We thank Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Bill Nelson (D-FL) for their tireless efforts to craft bipartisan legislation that would make modest reforms to the Surface Transportation Board
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    TSCA to Get Floor Action in House this Week
    The rewrite of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) bill that cleared the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce with no opposition earlier this month (California Democrat Anna Eshoo, who previously slammed the bill, abstained) is set to come to a vote on the suspensions calendar Tuesday.
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    NACD Supports Appeal of Rail Transportation of Flammable Materials Final Rule
    Last week, NACD Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Jennifer Gibson submitted a statement to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) in support of an American Chemistry Council (ACC) appeal requesting the agency to revise the High Hazard Flammable Trains Rule to ensure the requirement to retrofit existing rail tank cars applies only to cars carrying crude oil or ethanol.
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    REGULATORY ALERTS


    OSHA Enforcement Memo on Chemical Concentrations Could Bring Many More Facilities under Process Safety Management Standard
    On June 8, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a memorandum revising the agency’s enforcement policy on the concentration of a chemical that must be present in a process for the purpose of determining whether the chemical is at or above the threshold quantity listed in Appendix A of the Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (PSM) standard (29 C.F.R. § 1910.119). Issuance of this memo is an action item under Executive Order 13650, Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security.
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    EPA Seeks Input from Small Entities on Modernizing the Risk Management Plan Rule
    EPA invites small businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations to participate as Small Entity Representatives for a Small Business Advocacy Review  Panel. This panel will focus on the agency’s development of a rule proposing to modify the current Risk Management Plan regulation.
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    OSHA Issues Process Safety Management RAGAGEP Memo
    This memorandum provides guidance on the enforcement of the Process Safety Management Standard's recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices requirements.
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    Chemical Safety Alert: Safer Technology and Alternatives
    EPA
    This alert is intended to introduce safer technology concepts and general approaches, explains the concepts and principles, and gives brief examples of the integration of safer technologies into facility risk management activities.
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    Revised Chemical Advisory: Safe Storage, Handling, and Management of Ammonium Nitrate
    EPA
    OSHA and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives have issued this revised chemical advisory. The advisory provides information on the hazards of ammonium nitrate storage, handling, and management. It also provides lessons learned from recent incidents involving AN for facility owners, operators, emergency planners, and first responders.
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    Hazardous Materials Safety Permit Program: Amendment to Enforcement Policy
    FMCSA
    Section 33014 of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act required the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation to conduct a study and submit a report to Congress on the implementation of the DOT Hazardous Materials Safety Permit program. DOT completed the study and submitted a report to Congress in March 2014. This document announces implementation of two of the six recommendations in the report to Congress.
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      PRODUCT SHOWCASES
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    FMCSA Grants Hours of FMCSA Service Exemption For Oversize/Overweight Haulers
    Overdrive
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced it has granted an exemption of the 30-minute rest break provision in the current hours-of-service regulations to haulers of oversize/overweight loads. The exemption enables all carriers and drivers transporting loads that exceed normal weight and dimensional limits — oversize/overweight loads — and require a permit to be exempt from the 30-minute break.
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    OSHA and Health Canada Continue 'Partnership' To Coordinate Labelling and Classification of Hazardous Chemicals, Implement GHS
    Dentons via Lexology
    Health Canada and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have announced that they will "continue their partnership" to "align United States and Canadian regulatory approaches regarding labelling and classification requirements for workplace chemicals through the Regulatory Cooperation Council."
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    Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, June 2015
    Jdsupra Business Advisor
    On May 13, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency denied a petition submitted in January 2010 by Food & Water Watch and Beyond Pesticides seeking to ban triclosan, an antibacterial compound. According to EPA, "the information available at this time does not support granting the majority of the relief requested.
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    EPA and the Army Corps Issue Final Clean Water Rule, but Does This New "Line in the Water" Clarify, Expand or Narrow Clean Water Act Jurisdiction?
    Legal Insight
    On May 27, 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers jointly released a final rule redefining the scope of their shared jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. This rule comes after decades of uncertainty regarding the extent of federal authority over the nation’s waters. The proposed rule was released in March 2014.
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    LEGISLATIVE NEWS


    House Passes Trade Promotion Authority Bill
    Roll Call
    The House narrowly passed Trade Promotion Authority last Thursday — the first step of many to resurrect President Barack Obama’s trade agenda after his own party torpedoed a combined bill last week.
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    Senate Panel Advances $30B Bill that Targets EPA Rules
    The Hill
    The Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday advanced a $30.01 billion spending bill that takes aim at President Obama’s environmental regulations.
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