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Regulatory Resources — Executive Order Means Big Changes for Chemical Regulation — Avoid Surprises by Attending Thursday's NACD Webinar
Please join NACD this Thursday, July 31, at 12 noon Eastern Daylight Time as NACD Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Jennifer Gibson discusses the recently released White House report calling for the expansion of chemical regulatory requirements. During Thursday's webinar, Ms. Gibson will outline the various elements of the report, highlight those that could most impact NACD members, and discuss next steps and timelines for additional regulatory action. Click here to register.
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Regulatory Update — EPA Issues Request for Comments on Risk Management Program Expansion
Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a Request for Information to seek comment on potential revisions to its Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations and related programs to modernize its regulations as required under Executive Order (EO) 13650: Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security. If you have questions or comments, please contact NACD Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Jennifer Gibson at jgibson@nacd.com.
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Regulatory Update — DOT Announces Major Proposal on Safe Transportation of Crude Oil and Other Flammable Materials
Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released the details of a comprehensive proposed rule to improve the safe transportation of large quantities of flammable materials by rail — particularly crude oil and ethanol. This is the latest in a series of actions the agency has taken in response to last summer's tragic incident in Lac Megantic, Canada, that killed 47 people and several subsequent incidents in the U.S.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


FMCSA's Anne Ferro Stepping Down in August
Transport Topics
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration chief Anne Ferro will step down from her post next month, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced July 25. Ferro said she is leaving the agency to become president and CEO of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators in August.
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FMCSA Plans Upgrades to Safety Data Website
TruckingInfo
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is implementing a number of changes designed to improve the Safety Measurement System website, some in response to industry feedback. The SMS site is where carriers and the public go to get the safety performance data the agency uses to determine which carriers pose a risk and need to be investigated.
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FMCSA Sued Over Information in Driver Inspection Reports
Transport Topics
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has "intentionally or willfully" improperly disseminated truck driver inspection reports that contain references to violations not classified as "serious driver-related safety violations," according to a lawsuit filed by six independent owner-operator truck drivers.
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OSHA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Sign Agreement Strengthening Protections For Workers From Coercion, Retaliation
Insurance News Net
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen the coordination and cooperation between the agencies regarding the anti-retaliation provision of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act.
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Carriers Being Targeted by Fake Letters Wanting Banking Info, FMCSA Warns
Commercial Carrier Journal
Carriers should be on the lookout for fraudulent letters appearing to be from "Equifax Credit Information Services — Government division," said the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in letters issued to its field offices. The fraudulent letters will be dated July 11, 2014, and signed by Thad Brown, FMCSA says, and they seek to obtain banking information for the companies targeted.
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Bill Seeks Phase-out of Chemicals
KTVZ
Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., introduced a bill July 24 that he said would fast-track the phase-out of the most harmful chemicals identified by scientists — chemicals that don't break down in the environment and that build up in the food chain so that even small amounts can be dangerous.
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Rancho LPG Pays Federal Government $260,000 to Settle Violations
The Daily Breeze
Rancho LPG has agreed to pay the federal government $260,000 in civil penalties to settle claims of risk management violations at its San Pedro, California, gas facility, a punishment critics characterized as a slap on the wrist.
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Feds to Conduct More Studies of MCHM
The Charleston Gazette
Federal scientists will conduct new studies to examine the potential health effects of exposure to the chemicals released during the January leak at the Freedom Industries tank farm along the Elk River in Charleston, West Virginia, under an agreement announced recently.
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US-NAFTA Trade Up 5.4 Percent in May
Transport Topics
U.S.-NAFTA trade in May increased 5.4 percent over the same period a year ago, aided by continued reliance on trucking, according to TransBorder Freight Data released July 25 by the U.S. Trucks carried 59.9 percent of cross-border trade in May, accounting for $31.8 billion of exports and $30.4 billion of imports.
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What's Driving Mexico's Growth?
Forbes
Mexico's increasing purchasing power, as well as key reforms passed by recently elected President Enrique Peña Nieto, have contributed to what economic experts at HSBC say may become the world's eighth-biggest economy by 2050.
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Battle for the Future: Freight Will Still Move — But Will You Be Hauling It?
Commercial Carrier Journal
In a sense, every topic in the trucking industry today is, at its core, about the future of trucking. And if you had to boil all these discussions down to a single, concise sentence summing it all up, it could be this: How are fleets and owner-operators going to make a living with all the changes the OEMs, the government, environmentalists, the geopolitical situation and the free market are pushing on us?
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Orders for U.S. Capital Goods Rose After Revised May Drop
Transport Topics
Bookings for non-military capital goods excluding aircraft climbed 1.4 percent after a 1.2 percent decrease in May, according to data from the Commerce Department. "We're seeing a continuation of the pattern we've seen, which has been relatively subdued growth in capital goods and equipment spending," said Ryan Wang, an economist at HSBC Securities USA Inc.
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Trucking Companies Choosier About Customers
MHL News
Considering 2014 started with a polar vortex, the freight industry is showing signs of life. Strong freight levels in Q2 have challenged many trucking companies to develop new plans to cope with increased demand for their services. Meanwhile, the pool of qualified drivers has fallen short of demand and the effects from last year's FMCSA changes have created new hurdles to overcome.
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