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Regulatory Update — U.S. Customs Issues Guidance to Address West Coast Port Strike Disruptions
Last week, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency issued a document, Interim Procedures for Vessel and Cargo Entry Processing For Possible West Coast Trade Disruptions, in anticipation of a West Coast port work slowdown or stoppage. The contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association is set to expire at 5 p.m. Pacific time today. Negotiations are continuing to resolve differences over job guarantees in exchange for automation and protecting existing jobs to maintain and repair machinery. Last week, the National Association of Manufacturers and the National Retail Federation released a study showing that a work stoppage could cost the economy $2.5 billion per day.
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Legislative Update — NACD Supports H.R. 4012, the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014
NACD signed onto a letter to House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) last week supporting H.R. 4012, the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.), will prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from proposing or finalizing any standard or regulation based upon scientific information that cannot be specifically identified or reproduced.
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Advocacy Update — Congressman Visits Brainerd Chemical in Oklahoma
Last week, Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) visited the Tulsa facility of Brainerd Chemical Company, Inc. to tour the operations and learn more about NACD's Responsible Distribution® program. The discussion covered a wide range of industry issues, both legislative and regulatory, as well as Brainerd Chemical's economic impact on Oklahoma's First Congressional District. Congressman Bridenstine sits on the House Armed Services Committee and the Science, Space, and Technology Committee and works to help businesses in Oklahoma remain competitive and successful. To view NACD's press release, click here.

Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) visits the Tulsa facility of Brainerd Chemical Company, Inc. to tour the operations and learn more about NACD's Responsible Distribution® program.

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House Approves Bipartisan Bill to Build North American Energy Projects, Delivering Jobs and Lower Prices
Energy & Commerce Committee
The House of Representatives in June approved H.R. 3301, the North American Energy Infrastructure Act, by a bipartisan vote of 238-173. The bill, authored by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Rep. Gene Green, D-Texas, will establish a clear and efficient approval process for pipelines and transmission lines that cross the borders of the United States with Canada or Mexico.
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EPA Calls for Stronger Safety in Light of TCE Risk Report
Chemicals Technology
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a final risk assessment for trichloroethylene (TCE), identifying the health risk in use of spray aerosol degreasers and spray fixatives. TCE was also identified to cause health problems among workers in small commercial shops where it is used as a degreaser and stain-removing agent in dry cleaning. The final TCE risk assessment was released following comments from the public and experts during an independent, scientific peer review.
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Supreme Court Decision Means Circuit Can Proceed with Permitting Cases
Bloomberg BNA
Challenges to various aspects of the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas permitting requirements will return to a federal appeals court following a U.S. Supreme Court decision that limited the scope of the permitting program.
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Canadian Government Unveils New Rules for Identifying Haz-mat Shipments
Progressive Railroading
Canadian Transport Minister Lisa Raitt on June 23 announced new regulations governing the identification of hazardous materials transported on railroads and highways. To take effect on July 14, the new Transportation of Dangerous Goods regulations require safety marks to be displayed on rail cars, trucks and bulk containers used to transport hazardous materials. The marks need to identify the presence of dangerous goods and the nature of any risks they pose.
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Obama Nominates Hart to Lead NTSB
Transport Topics
President Barack Obama on June 26 nominated Christopher Hart to be the next chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board. Hart is the board's vice chairman and has held that post since 2009.
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Former FMCSA Administrator Supports Suspension of Restart Restrictions
Overdrive
A former Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration administrator is seeking congressional support for an amendment to suspend 2013 revisions to the hours-of-service restart provision. Annette Sandberg, who headed the agency from 2003 to 2006, said the restart changes were implemented without sufficient analysis of truck traffic increasing at the same time motorists and schoolchildren begin their commute.
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Senate Panel to Drop Higher Heavy Vehicle Tax
Fleet Owner
The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee has agreed to drop an initial proposal to increase the revenue from the heavy vehicle use tax (HVUT) by raising the cap on the tax from $550 at 75,000 pounds ground vehicle weight to $1,100 at 97,000 pounds. The higher cap had been part of a short-term fix for the highway trust fund proposed by committee Chairman Ron Wyden, R-Ore.
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Schumer Pushes Bill to Better Support First Responders After Derailments
Long Island News
Sen. Charles E. Schumer is co-sponsoring a bill called the Railroad Emergency Services Preparedness, Operational Needs, and Safety Evaluation (RESPONSE) Act of 2014, which would establish a subcommittee under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) National Advisory Council to address the issue of railroad derailments and the resulting hazmat incidents, with a specific focus on the crude oil that is transported down New York State railroads and rail tracks across the United States every day.
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Supreme Court Narrows President's Recess-Appointment Powers
The Wall Street Journal
Settling a constitutional showdown over presidential power, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled Thursday that President Barack Obama exceeded his authority in making temporary appointments to the National Labor Relations Board during a brief Senate break in 2012.

Related: Decision opens new debate on limits of presidential power (The New York Times)

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US Government Regulators Take on Nanomaterials
IEEE Spectrum
Besides a big funding gap that has prevented many nascent nanotechnologies from reaching the marketplace, two major obstacles to nanotech's advance are a seeming lack of a regulatory framework, especially in food and drugs, and environmental, health and safety (EHS) concerns. This week, in what appears to be a coincidence, the FDA and the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) have both issued formal announcements that should have an impact on both regulations and EHS concerns.
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As Negotiating Deadline Looms for West Coast Ports, Economic Trouble on Horizon
National Association of Manufacturers
As negotiations continue for a new contract agreement covering 13,600 dockworkers at 30 ports stretching from San Diego, California, to Bellingham, Washington, a new study shows the U.S. economy could lose as much as $2.5 billion a day if a prolonged West Coast port shutdown occurs.
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Soda Ash Producers Aim for More Market Share with Cleaner Footprint
Mining Weekly
The U.S. soda ash industry is an export success story, with the export market being critical for growing the industry in the face of a stagnant domestic market.
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Intermodal Rail Traffic Rises to Record Level for Second Week
Transport Topics
U.S. weekly rail intermodal traffic rose to the highest volume on record for the second consecutive week, the Association of American Railroads reported June 26.
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