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Top News
  • Updated Member Resource: Regulatory Resource Guide
  • Upcoming Regulatory Webinars


  • Regulatory Alerts
  • Regulatory Preferred Provider Content – ICC Compliance Center — The Importance of Packing Instructions
  • Did FMCSA Spin Report on HOS Restart?
  • OSHA Issues Extensive Hazard Communication Directive
  • OSHA Issues New Interpretations of its Process Safety Management Standard
  • EPA Proposes Significant New Use Rule for Trichloroethylene
  • Company to Pay Over Half-Million Dollars to Settle RMP Violations with EPA
  • FRA Issues Final Rule on Securement of Unattended Equipment
  • New England Company to Pay Over $82,000 to Settle EPCRA Reporting Violations


  • Legislative News
  • Senate Confirms Vanessa Sutherland as New Chemical Safety Board Chair
  • Senate Adjourns for Five-Week Break
  • Inhofe: 'We're Going to Pass' Long-Term Highway Bill This Year'
  • Senate Punts Cyber Bill After Reaching Deal on Amendments
  • McConnell: Chemical Reform Could Get a Vote in the Fall





  • TOP NEWS


    Updated Member Resource: Regulatory Resource Guide
    NACD
    NACD's Regulatory Checklist now has a new and improved look! Now called the Regulatory Compliance Resource Guide, this 23-page document provides a summary of each federal regulation, links to more information about these requirements and to available compliance resources. Search for the regulations pertinent to your organization with the easy-to-read table of contents and keep an eye out for the new ‘additional information’ icon throughout the guide for quick references to additional compliance resources. Download your copy today on our Regulatory Compliance Resources page.
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    Upcoming Regulatory Webinars
    NACD has confirmed two upcoming regulatory webinars to assist members with EPA regulatory requirements. Mark your calendars for 2016 Chemical Data Reporting under TSCA — What You Need to Know on Oct. 1 and EPA ChemView — How to Obtain Information on Chemicals Regulated under TSCA on Oct. 8. Both webinars will take place at Noon EDT.
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    REGULATORY ALERTS


    Regulatory Preferred Provider Content — ICC Compliance Center — The Importance of Packing Instructions
    ICC Compliance Center
    An experienced shipper knows that in order to be compliant for HazMat or Dangerous Goods shipping, packaging designs have to be subjected to performance testing. In fact, this should be something that even new shippers learn during their training. This testing is meant to simulate conditions that the package could encounter during typical transport operations. Did you know that there are requirements to be followed even after the testing is complete and the packaging is marked as meeting the appropriate specifications?
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    Did FMCSA Spin Report on HOS Restart?
    Truckinginfo
    FMCSA said on July 30 that it agreed with GAO’s review of the 2013 changes made to the 34-hour restart provisions of the HOS rule. "This GAO report provides further evidence that the changes FMCSA made to the HOS rules improve highway safety by saving lives and lowering the risk of driver fatigue," said Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.
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    OSHA Issues Extensive Hazard Communication Directive
    Jackson Lewis PC via The National Law Review
    On July 20, 2015, OSHA published a long awaited Directive on the revised Hazard Communication Standard ("HCS"), Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012), CPL 02-02-079. The Directive is intended to provide inspection and enforcement guidance to compliance officers regarding the final Hazard Communication Standard published in March 2012. However, the Directive also serves as a valuable tool to employers implementing the requirements on the revised Hazard Communication Standard. The 124-page Directive provides guidance in the areas of Hazard Classification, Labels, Safety Data Sheets ("SDSs") and Employee Training.
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    OSHA Issues New Interpretations of its Process Safety Management Standard
    Jackson Lewis PC via The National Law Review
    OSHA has recently issued several memoranda updating guidance on its Process Safety Management ("PSM") standard. On June 5, 2015, OSHA issued a memorandum to Regional Administrators explaining how inspectors should enforce recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices ("RAGAGEP") requirements. Among other things, OSHA explained that when an employer’s internal standards are more stringent than the relevant published RAGAGEP and the employer fails to follow its own more stringent internal requirements, OSHA may cite the employer under the relevant section of the PSM standard. A copy of the June 5, 2015 memorandum can be found online.
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    EPA Proposes Significant New Use Rule for Trichloroethylene
    EPA
    Under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), EPA is proposing a significant new use rule (SNUR) for trichloroethylene (TCE). The proposed significant new use is manufacture or processing for use in a consumer product, with a proposed exception for use of TCE in cleaners and solvent degreasers, film cleaners, hoof polishes, lubricants, mirror edge sealants, and pepper spray. Persons subject to the SNUR would be required to notify EPA at least 90 days before commencing any manufacturing or processing of TCE for a significant new use. The required notification would provide EPA with the opportunity to evaluate the intended use and, if necessary based on the information available at that time, an opportunity to protect against potential unreasonable risks, if any, from that activity before it occurs.
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    Company to Pay Over Half-Million Dollars to Settle RMP Violations with EPA
    EPA
    A Chicopee, Mass., company that operates a cold storage warehouse is spending more than half a million dollars, primarily on public safety enhancements, to resolve claims it violated the federal Clean Air Act's chemical release prevention requirements in its handling of anhydrous ammonia at the facility. In an agreement with the New England office of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Pioneer Valley Refrigerated Warehouse (aka Pioneer Cold) agreed to pay $41,000 in penalties and to spend $322,100 on environmental projects meant to improve the safety of the surrounding community.
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    FRA Issues Final Rule on Securement of Unattended Equipment
    FRA
    FRA amends the brake system safety standards for freight and other non-passenger trains and equipment to strengthen the requirements relating to the securement of unattended equipment. Specifically, FRA codifies many of the requirements already included in its Emergency Order 28, Establishing Additional Requirements for Attendance and Securement of Certain Freight Trains and Vehicles on Mainline Track or Mainline Siding Outside of a Yard or Terminal.
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    New England Company to Pay Over $82,000 to Settle EPCRA Reporting Violations
    EPA
    An EPA settlement reached with BWE, Inc., an East Hartford, Conn. company that stores and distributes petroleum products and other flammable liquids at several facilities in New England, will help ensure that the community and emergency responders have the information they need to plan for accidents and protect themselves against potentially dangerous materials.
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    LEGISLATIVE NEWS


    Senate Confirms Vanessa Sutherland as New Chemical Safety Board Chair
    Chemical Safety Board
    Rick Engler states, "I congratulate Vanessa Sutherland on her Senate confirmation as the new Chairperson of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) and Dr. Kristen Kulinowski on her Senate confirmation as CSB Board Member. I look forward to working closely with them on the important work of the CSB to help prevent chemical incidents. Both bring broad expertise and experience to their new positions. Both were confirmed on August 6."
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    Senate Adjourns for Five-Week Break
    The Hill
    Senators are heading out of Washington for a five-week recess, punting a handful of issues until they return in September.
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    Inhofe: 'We're Going to Pass' Long-Term Highway Bill This Year
    Transport Topics
    Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe, the chamber’s top transportation authorizer, said sending the White House a long-term highway bill this fall is a major priority for his Senate colleagues and policy counterparts in the House. “We’re going to go to conference, and we’re going to pass the thing,” Inhofe told reporters Aug. 5, referring to the negotiations he anticipates will happen with House transportation leaders when they return to Washington after the August recess.
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    Senate Punts Cyber Bill after Reaching Deal on Amendments
    The Hill
    Senators are punting a major cybersecurity bill to at least September after reaching an agreement Wednesday afternoon lining up the initial amendments to be offered.
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    McConnell: Chemical Reform Could Get a Vote in the Fall
    The Hill
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said last Thursday that an overhaul of federal chemical safety laws could come up for a vote when lawmakers return from their summer recess.
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