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Top News
  • NACD Urges Senate Majority Leader to Schedule Vote on TSCA Reform Bill
  • EPA Amends SNURs for 21 Chemicals
  • Chemical Security Summit Only Two Weeks Away — Registration Still Available


  • Regulatory Alerts
  • The Ripple Effect of Missed GHS Deadlines
  • Tariff Refunds Soon Available for Certain Imported Goods as Congress Acts on GSP
  • World Shipping Council Issues Guidance on Container Weight Verification Requirement
  • Waters of the U.S. Rule Published; 16 States Sue EPA
  • U.S. and Canada Align on Workplace Chemical Labeling
  • EPA Extends Comment Period on Proposed TSCA Section 8(a) Rule for Nanoscale Materials
  • Failed Terror Attack Raises Alarms about Chemical Plant Security
  • FMCSA Wants to Take CSA Hazmat Category Public, Change Intervention Thresholds
  • Chemical Logistics: Keep it Moving, Keeping it Safe


  • Legislative News
  • Inhofe, Boxer Announce Growing Support for DRIVE Act
  • Obama Signs Trade Bill



  • TOP NEWS


    NACD Urges Senate Majority Leader to Schedule Vote on TSCA Reform Bill
    NACD
    NACD sent a letter this week to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging him to bring S. 697, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, to the floor for a vote as soon as possible. The U. S. House of Representatives has already acted, passing its version of TSCA reform by a vote of 398-1 a couple weeks ago. You can help by signing into www.chemreactions.com and urging your Senators to support S. 697 when it comes to the floor.
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    EPA Amends SNURs for 21 Chemicals
    NACD
    Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule in the Federal Register to amend Toxic Substances Control Act Significant New Use Rules (SNURs) for 21 chemical substances. This action amends the SNURs to allow certain uses without requiring a significant new use notice (SNUN), and extends SNUN requirements to certain additional uses.
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    Chemical Security Summit Only Two Weeks Away — Registration Still Available
    Registration is still available for the 2015 Chemical Sector Security Summit, which will take place July 21-23 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, just outside of Washington, DC in Northern Virginia.
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    The Ripple Effect of Missed GHS Deadlines
    Occupational Health & Safety
    How employers are experiencing the impact of the missed deadlines and what they can do to get on the right path toward full GHS compliance.
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    Tariff Refunds Soon Available for Certain Imported Goods as Congress Acts on GSP
    K&L Gates
    On June 29, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (HR 1295). Among other actions, the law revives the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program, a trade preferences program originally signed into law in 1974 that, in 2012, saved American businesses $749 million in tariffs, but which was allowed by Congress to lapse as of July 31, 2013.
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    World Shipping Council Issues Guidance on Container Weight Verification Requirement
    On July 1, 2016, a new mandatory global requirement will be in place under the International Maritime Organization’s International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) that will require every packed container to have a verified container weight as a condition for vessel loading.
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    Waters of the U.S. Rule Published; 16 States Sue EPA
    NACD
    Last week, several weeks after its announcement, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Definition of Waters of the United States final rule in the Federal Register. This rule, which expands the scope of waters covered under the Clean Water Act, takes effect on August 28, 2015. Sixteen U.S. states have filed suit against EPA over the rule.
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    U.S. and Canada Align on Workplace Chemical Labeling
    The National Law Review
    The United States Occupational Safety & Health Administration recently announced that it will continue to work with Health Canada, Canada’s federal health oversight department, toward unifying their workplace chemical classification and labeling systems. Historically, OSHA’s chemical labeling requirements differed from those in other countries, requiring each chemical to receive a new label and documentation every time it was imported or exported.
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    EPA Extends Comment Period on Proposed TSCA Section 8(a) Rule for Nanoscale Materials
    Nanotechnology News
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the comment period on its April 6, 2015, proposed rule concerning reporting and recordkeeping requirements for certain chemical substances when they are manufactured or processed at the nanoscale. Comments will now be due August 5, 2015.
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    Failed Terror Attack Raises Alarms about Chemical Plant Security
    Chemistry World
    The attempted bombing of a chemical plant in France as part of an apparent terrorist attack on 26 June, which culminated in an explosion there and involved a beheading, has exposed the vulnerability of chemical plants, according to several security experts.
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    FMCSA Wants to Take CSA Hazmat Category Public, Change Intervention Thresholds
    Overdrive
    The movement against the public nature of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program’s Safety Measurement System’s BASIC category scores has grown exponentially over the year and more following critical Congressional reports on the program. Amid that growth, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is proposing to take yet another BASIC score public, one of several enhancements it’s proposing for the SMS, which the agency uses to measure the safety of motor carriers and prioritize carriers for intervention actions.
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    Chemical Logistics: Keep it Moving, Keeping it Safe
    Inbound Logistics
    As U.S. chemical production grows, chemical shippers and their partners refine their strategies to ensure trouble-free transportation, secure sufficient capacity, and navigate the regulatory landscape.
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    LEGISLATIVE NEWS


    Inhofe, Boxer Announce Growing Support for DRIVE Act
    Senate Environment and Public Works Committee
    U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA), leaders of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today announced growing support for the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act, S.1647, a six-year surface transportation reauthorization bill. The legislation was unanimously voted out the EPW Committee on June 24.
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    Obama Signs Trade Bill
    Chemical & Engineering News
    President Barack Obama on June 29 signed into law a bill giving him fast-track authority to complete a sweeping transpacific free-trade agreement with 11 other nations in the coming months. The new law also grants the President the power to present that deal to Congress for a yes-or-no vote without an opportunity to amend the terms of the pact.
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