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Regulatory Resources — Register Today for NACD Webinar on CFATS Inspections
Please join NACD for the next regulatory webinar at 12 noon Eastern Daylight Time on Thursday, Aug. 28 — "Hands on Experience with CFATS Authorization Inspection (AI) Preparation and When is the Alternate Security Program (ASP) a Good Choice?" Mike Saad, senior director of consulting services for Huffmaster, one of NACD's Regulatory Compliance Preferred Providers, will present lessons learned and recommendations to help you through your authorization inspection. Click here to register.
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Regulatory Resources — New RCRA Compliance Resource Now Available for Members
Chemical distributors that generate, transport or dispose of hazardous waste must follow the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's strict standards and procedures for the handling, storage, treatment, and disposal of these materials known as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). NACD has created a four-page overview of the requirements along with links to resources for each component of the regulation to help you stay compliant. To view the RCRA summary on NACD's website, click here.
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Regulatory Update — PHMSA Prohibits HazMat Transportation for Companies that Fail to Pay Penalties
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a final rule last week that prohibits those who fail to pay their civil penalties, or fail to abide by the payment agreement, from performing activities regulated by the Hazardous Materials Regulations until payment is made. The final rule applies to PHMSA, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, and Federal Aviation Administration-regulated entities' activities involving hazardous materials. Congress mandated that PHMSA make this change to its penalty policies in the 2012 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act. The final rule is effective Sept. 8, 2014. Click here to read the Federal Register notice.
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Regulatory Update — PHMSA Issues Proposed Rule on Reverse Logistics
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is proposing to revise the Hazardous Materials Regulations applicable to return shipments of certain hazardous materials by motor vehicle. PHMSA proposes a definition for "reverse logistics" for hazardous materials that are intended to be returned to or between a vendor, distributor, manufacturer, or other person for the purpose of returning for credit, recalling product, replacement, or similar reason. Click here to read the complete Federal Register notice.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Wrap-up of International Chemical Regulatory Developments: August 2014
JD Supra
Countries around the world are paying closer attention to chemical safety, with regulatory decisions that will affect the chemical industry worldwide.
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Texas Bill Would Delay New Rules On Storing Hazardous Chemicals
Insurance Journal
The massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people last year is unlikely to meaningfully change regulatory or safety rules in Texas until at least 2016 under the latest bill offered Aug. 5 by lawmakers tasked with scrutinizing the blast. The prospect of Texas strengthening fire safety codes or enforcing tougher standards on companies with volatile quantities of hazardous chemicals has become murky 16 months after the disaster in the rural town of West.
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New York: Proposed Revisions to Regulations: Bulk Storage of Petroleum and Chemicals
New York Department of Environmental Conservation
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has proposed revisions to regulations for the bulk storage of petroleum and chemicals and for the management of used oil. DEC is revising these regulations to reflect changes in state laws and federal laws and regulations. DEC will accept public comments on the proposed revisions now being formally released until Tuesday, Nov. 4.
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Shortage Pushes Trucking To Accommodate Smaller Drivers
Supply Chain Digital
As a 5-foot-2-inch woman, truck driver Lindy Hartsfield-Vasquez says she finds challenges when she hits the road. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently published an article describing how some companies, in a bid to attract a wider range of people to the industry, are trying to do what they can to accommodate smaller-sized potential drivers.
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New Solutions Being Aimed At Driver Shortage
Fleet Owner
Pay increases, switching over to more dedicated operations, even the deployment of detailed "wants and needs" surveys are just some of the new efforts being undertaken by fleets to try and find ways to solve the ongoing driver shortage issue.
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Commentary: Hours of Service Insanity
Truckinginfo
Combine a truck crash, a celebrity and an election year, and what do you get? An hours-of-service rules feeding frenzy on Capitol Hill and in the media.
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FMCSA Suspends Authority of Company for Not Allowing Access to Records
Truckinginfo
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has suspended the operating authority of a single-truck motor carrier after it refused to provide access to company records for an investigation following a highly publicized fatal crash in the Chicago area.
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Trucking Invests At Least $7.5 Billion Annually In Safety
Bulk Transporter
The American Trucking Associations testified to Congress Aug. 29 that the industry invests more than $7.5 billion a year in preventing crashes on the nation's highways. That is a significant investment, according to ATA officials.
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Greens Sue to Force EPA Superfund Rule
The Hill
A coalition of environmental groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency to force it to mandate financial responsibility requirements for certain polluting industries. The rule was required under a 1980 law that established the Superfund program to oversee cleanup of contaminated sites.
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EPA Taps New No. 2 in Staff Shuffle
The Hill
The Environmental Protection Agency named Lisa Feldt as acting deputy administrator, replacing the outgoing second in command. Feldt will step in for Bob Perciasepe, who served as the second-highest official at the agency since 2009, as he starts his gig as director of the advocacy group Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.
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Taiwan Explosions Under Investigation, Chemical Supply Chain Under Pressure
Plastics News
The deadly pipeline explosions in Taiwan's second largest city have put resin producers in the public spotlight and will likely cause pressure on the supply chain of plastics resins. The underground blasts, caused by leaks of propylene gas, ripped through Kaohsiung's streets on the evening of July 31, killed 30 people and injured more than 300, and buried cars and emergency vehicles.
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