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Regulatory Alert — Information Requested on HazCom2012 Compliance Challenges
NACD is participating in an effort with several other trade associations to petition the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to obtain relief from the June 2015 deadline to update Safety Data Sheets (SDS) under the Hazard Communication Standard 2012 (HCS) to align with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Classification and Labeling of Chemical Substances. To help develop a strong case to OSHA, participating associations have been asked to gather information from members on challenges in complying with the June 2015 deadline. If this issue is a concern for your company, please fill out as much of this questionnaire as you can and send it to NACD Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Jennifer Gibson at jgibson@nacd.com no later than Monday, July 21.
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Regulatory Resources — Mark Your Calendar for July 31 Regulatory Webinar on Chemical Executive Order
Please mark your calendar for Thursday, July 31, at 12 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time for the next NACD regulatory webinar addressing the latest important developments on the Chemical Executive Order. President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13650 — Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security almost one year ago. Last month, the Interagency Working Group (IWG) established by the Executive Order publicly released a milestone document — Actions to Improve Chemical Facility Safety and Security — A Shared Commitment — Report for the President. In addition to recommending action items for improving coordination and communication among all levels of government as well as between the government and industry, a substantial part of the report focuses on the expansion of chemical regulatory requirements.
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Legislative Update — NACD Signs Letter Calling for Surface Transportation Board Reform
Last week, NACD, along with 22 associations, signed onto a letter advocating for sensible reforms to the Surface Transportation Board (STB). NACD and members of the coalition support policies to promote greater freight rail competition and a more efficient and effective regulatory body. The lack of competition for rail services has become a critical problem not only for NACD members, but also for American industry.
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Legislative Update — House Committee Approves Highway Funding Bill
Last week, the Ways and Means Committee approved H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 during a committee markup. The bill funds surface transportation programs through May 2015 to provide certainty and stability to states while at the same time providing Congress time to continue working on a long-term funding solution and a surface transportation reauthorization bill.
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Industry Update — NACD Urges Parties to Reach Agreement Soon on Contract for West Coast Port Workers
Last week, NACD joined with 66 other organizations in sending a letter to the heads of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association requesting that they make every attempt to conclude a new labor agreement covering nearly 20,000 longshore workers at 29 West Coast ports following the expiration of the old contract on July 1. An additional complication last week was a protest by Teamster truck drivers who service the ports. They had been picketing, passing out flyers, and causing some disruption. They have since agreed to a "cooling off" period, and there have been no additional disruptions.
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Regulatory Update — EPA Issues Significant New Use Rules for 56 Additional Chemical Substances
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued two significant new use rules (SNURs) for 13 chemical substances on July 8 and for 43 chemical substances just a day later. These 56 chemical substances were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs) and nine of these chemical substances are subject to TSCA section 5(e) consent orders issued by EPA. These actions require persons who intend to manufacture or process any of these 56 chemical substances for an activity that is designated as a significant new use by this rule to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing that activity.
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Regulatory Update — FMCSA Revises Regulatory Guidance for RODS
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) revised its regulatory guidance concerning records of duty status (RODS) generated by logging software programs on laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones. These logging software programs do not meet FMCSA's requirements for automatic on-board recording devices.
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Regulatory Update — EPA to Hold Public Workshop on Risk Reduction Approaches to TCE
Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a public workshop to gather information from experts on the use of trichloroethylene (TCE) as a degreaser, availability and efficacy of safer alternatives, and possible risk reduction approaches. This workshop will examine TCE use as a degreaser in various applications, including cold cleaning, vapor degreasing, or as an aerosol.
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Legislative Update — Senate and House Democrats Introduce Bill to Ban BPA
Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Reps. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) and Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) introduced a bill last week that would ban the use of bisphenol-A (BPA) in all canned goods and other food and beverage containers. The Ban Poisonous Additives Act is endorsed by 34 environmental groups, the BlueGreen Alliance and occupational health and safety groups. In contrast, industry has called the bill unnecessary after recent Food and Drug Administration studies failed to find any harm caused by BPA. Sen. Markey introduced similar legislation in 2013 and again in 2011, but the legislation never made it out of committee.
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House Passes CFATS Authorization Bill
Security InfoWatch
The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed a bill that would provide a three-year authorization for the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program. The proposed legislation will now move to Senate for approval.
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Senate Democrats Decry Short-Term Highway Fix
The Hill
Senate Democrats are unhappy with an emerging short-term highway funding extension, even if they appear to be gearing up to accept it. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., issued a joint statement with Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., who was the lone no vote during a hearing about a deal Wyden worked out with Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, to extend infrastructure funding into next spring.
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Chemical Board Still Not Cooperating, Investigator Says
The Hill
The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has still refused to provide the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General (OIG) with documents it requested more than a year ago for an investigation, the OIG said July 9.
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2014 NTTC / US DOT Workshop Schedule
National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc.
NTTC is continuing its partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), co-sponsoring workshops designed to help cargo tank repair technicians, testers and inspectors comply with the regulations — whether for a carrier or at a commercial facility. We are pleased to announce the schedule for the 2014 Cargo Tank Compliance Workshops.
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Improving Access to Environmental Data Through ECHO
EPA
Recent updates to EPA's Enforcement and Compliance History Online website, known as ECHO, allow those who want to stay informed about environmental issues in their community to find information more efficiently and accurately.
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67 Percent of Critical Infrastructure Providers Were Breached Last Year
eSecurity Planet
A recent survey of 599 security executives at utility, oil and gas, energy and manufacturing companies in 13 countries has found that 67 percent have experienced at least one security breach in the past 12 months that led to the loss of confidential information or the disruption of operations.
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Trucking's Capacity Crunch Here to Stay
Fleet Owner
The availability of truck capacity for both the TL and LTL sectors is going to remain extremely tight and volatile for the foreseeable future, according to two industry experts — so tight that it will be particularly vulnerable to severe weather events and seasonal freight demand swings.
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2014 IW US 500: Making It in the USA
IndustryWeek
Manufacturing in the U.S. continues to remain in the slow lane on the road to recovery. But while overall revenues slipped downward, total profits climbed 10.87 percent to $561 billion.
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