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Legislative Update — House to Vote on CFATS Bill TODAY
The House is expected to vote this afternoon on H.R. 4007, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Program Authorization and Accountability Act of 2014. The bipartisan legislation sponsored by Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies Chairman Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.) will authorize the CFATS program for three years, providing much-needed certainty for the industry.
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Regulatory Resources — NACD Regulatory Partner to Hold Webinar on EPA Supplemental Pesticide Distribution Enforcement
NACD Environmental Regulatory Partner Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) will host a complimentary webinar on Wednesday, July 23, from 1 to 2 p.m. Eastern to discuss EPA's enforcement initiative on Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act regulations and to outline the most important steps that registrants and supplemental distributors can take now to ensure compliance and avoid EPA penalties in this area. To register for the webinar, contact B&C's Chad Howlin at chowlin@lawbc.com by July 18.
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Regulatory Update — IATA Issues Update to the Dangerous Goods Regulations
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently issued a second addendum to the 55th edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations. The first addendum was issued in December. The new six-page document consists of additions and amendments to the state and operator variations. For the full 55th edition, the first addendum and more information on the Dangerous Goods Regulations, click here.
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Regulatory Update — Canada Releases Stricter Rules for Dangerous Rail Cargo upon First Anniversary of Lac-Mégantic Tragedy
Last week, the Canadian government announced new measures to tighten rail car standards and improve the safety of rail lines that carry dangerous goods. The measures will require rail cars carrying volatile cargo to be reinforced with thicker walls. In addition, the measures will instruct both railways and companies using rail lines to improve their safety reporting.
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California Truck Drivers Go on Strike
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California truck drivers at three major transportation companies went on strike July 7, demanding an end to purported labor law violations such as misclassification and intimidation. This is the fourth strike initiated by the drivers with the backing of the Teamsters union, but it's the first without a definitive end date.
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California's Prop 65: Enforcement Trends, Reform Efforts, and the Impact on Your Business
Environmental Leader
California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) is one of the most stringent state environmental laws for the chemical industry, even though there is much confusion among Californians, whom the law was designed to protect, as to its exact scope and potential impact.
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Foxx Says Rule on Crude-by-Rail Shipments Is Priority Over Hazmat Fee
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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says he won't immediately push Congress to enact a proposal offered by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other mayors for a federal fee to be imposed on shipments of hazardous materials passing through cities.
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NTTC's 2014 Bulk Hazmat Compliance Guide Now Available
National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc.
The National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc., announces the availability of its new and enhanced 2014 NTTC Bulk Hazmat Compliance Guide. This tank-truck specific book now delivers greater content, accessibility and utility to its readership, thereby increasing the overall value for tank truck operators.
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Testing Chemical Added to SVHC
Ecotextile
The European Chemicals Agency has added sodium perborate, a chemical widely used in color-fastness tests for textiles, to the REACH candidate list as a substance of very high concern (SVHC).
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PHMSA Warns Unauthorized Markings on Some Gas Cylinders
Occupational Health & Safety
The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration published a Safety Advisory Notice on July 3 warning the public that "any DOT Specification or DOT-Special Permit high pressure compressed gas cylinder marked as complying with the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) by Always Safe Fire Extinguisher and Safety, LLC (ASFES), Yonkers, New York is not authorized for the transportation of hazardous materials in commerce." That company never has been authorized by PHMSA to perform these regulatory functions, the notice states.
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Possible West Coast Trade Disruption
MIQ Logistics
The Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT) issued an advisory July 3 regarding a possible West Coast Trade Disruption. According to the CONECT advisory, the Teamsters are planning a one (1) week strike targeted at LA/LB harbor drayage companies: TTSI, Pac9, and Green Fleet, who combined have approximately 500 trucks.
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PMA and ILWU Provide Update on Contract Talks
MIQ Logistics
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) on Tuesday issued a statement saying the parties have agreed to a 72-hour break from negotiations. During this time, the previous six-year contract, which expired last week, will be in effect.
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Reality Check: May US Imports Up on West Coast Labor Talks
MNI
Containerized import volume to the U.S. swelled at many major ports in May from April as retailers sought to outrun potential port disruption ahead of the July 1 expiration of a key West Coast port labor contract, according to port officials and maritime experts.
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Truck Driver Shortage, Other Troubles Put a Pinch on Deliveries
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A shortage of truck drivers, ripple effects from an extraordinarily harsh winter, new federal trucking regulations, more items needing to be transported and higher fuel costs are why some companies are having a tough time getting their deliveries on time and at a reasonable price.
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When the ELD Deadline Arrives, Will You Be Ready?
Commercial Carrier Journal
Now that the driver harassment issue surrounding the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's initial electronic logging device proposed rule seems to have been ironed out and the agency has proposed a new rule, the clock for implementation will begin ticking as soon as the final rule is published, which is likely to happen later this year.
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Hazardous Substances in Food Contact
Food Packaging Forum
A new scientific publication by the Food Packaging Forum identifies hazardous substances legally used in food contact. Released July 7, "Food contact substances and chemicals of concern: A comparison of inventories" lists 175 potentially hazardous substances legally used in the production of food contact materials in Europe and the U.S.
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ISM: Manufacturing on Solid Ground Heading into Second Half of 2014
Industrial Distribution
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in June for the 13th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 61st consecutive month, say the nation's supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.
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Trade Gap Shrinks in May on Record Exports
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The trade deficit in the U.S. narrowed more than forecast in May on record exports, signaling a pickup in global growth that will boost American manufacturers.
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