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Legislative Update: House subcommittee holds hearing on CFATS implementation
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The House Energy and Commerce Environment and the Economy Subcommittee has held a hearing on progress of implementation of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards. This is the second hearing of this subcommittee following the December 2011 leak of the Department of Homeland Security internal report that listed numerous problems with CFATS implementation and included an action plan to address these issues. More

Regulatory Resources: EPA to hold webinars on TSCA electronic reporting tools
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is presenting two webinars this month on its Toxic Substances Control Act electronic reporting tools.

The first webinar will be held tomorrow, Sept. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. Eastern time and will cover use of the TSCA Section 8(a) and For Your Information electronic reporting tools. The session will provide a walk-through of the Central Data Exchange registration process and the specific 8(a) and FYI reporting tools.

Regulatory Update: EPA issues direct final rule to align TSCA and RCRA PCB manifest regulations
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On Sept. 6, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a direct final rule in the Federal Register to update and clarify several sections of the polychlorinated biphenyl regulations associated with the manifesting requirements, which use the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest, under the Toxic Substances Control Act. EPA says these changes are to match, as much as possible, the manifesting requirements for PCBs under TSCA to the manifesting requirements for hazardous waste under RCRA, of which the regulatory changes to implement the Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest form were promulgated in March 2005. More

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Security Resources: Chemical Security Summit materials, including CFATS compliance assistance, now available
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Presentations from the 2012 Chemical Sector Security Summit are now available on the Department of Homeland Security Chemical Sector Training and Resources website. The Summit took place in Baltimore July 31 and Aug. 1. Among the most relevant presentations are "CFATS Compliance Lessons Learned," "Challenges to CFATS Implementation at Small Facilities" and "CFATS Alternative Security Program."

Click here to access the materials.

Security Resources: DHS to host insider threat awareness virtual roundtable
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will host a live, 60-minute Insider Threat Awareness Virtual Roundtable Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time. The virtual roundtable will raise awareness of common characteristics and indicators of insider threats and help participants understand:
  1. What malicious insiders are and how they impact organizations;
  2. What an organization can do to deter and detect insider threats;
  3. What defense and response strategies are available to mitigate the insider threat.

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REACH Update: ECHA seeks comment on potential substances of high concern list
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The European Chemicals Agency is seeking comments on the potential listing of 54 chemicals as "substances of very high concern." Chemicals designated as SVHCs will be considered for bans or restrictions under the European Union's REACH regulation. ECHA has requested comments on the identity of the substances and concerns about these chemicals. More

Industry Update: American Cleaning Institute releases ingredient inventory
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Last week, the American Cleaning Institute released an online inventory of ingredients used in consumer cleaning products as part of its Cleaning Product Ingredient Safety Initiative. The inventory features a list of more than 900 chemical ingredients used by ACI members to manufacture consumer cleaning products, including laundry care products (e.g., laundry detergents, fabric softeners), dish care products (automatic dish detergents, hand dish detergents) and hard surface cleaners.

ACI says the inventory will be useful to regulators, researchers and cleaning product industry formulators and suppliers who are seeking a comprehensive list of the ingredients used in consumer cleaning products.

Click here for more information, including a link to the inventory.

  General Business Interest

Highway bill packed with regulatory deadlines
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The transportation funding bill passed earlier this year directs the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to complete 29 new rule proceedings during the next 27 months, agency officials said. In a late-August briefing before the agency's Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee, John Drake, FMCSA's director of governmental affairs, said federal regulators will be busy the next few years not only meeting mandates for new regulations, but also responding to congressional requirements to implement 34 programmatic changes and complete 15 reports. More

Low participation, oversight threaten cross-border program
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Oversight of the long-haul, cross-border trucking pilot program with Mexico — even with the low participation in the program — was criticized in an interim report issued by the Department of Transportation Office of Inspector General. More

Legislator travels to SAL Chemical for talk
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U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, found himself in unfamiliar territory recently as he visited SAL Chemical, a chemical distribution company in Weirton, W.V. Johnson shrugged off the incongruity of an Ohio congressman stumping in the Mountain State, saying he goes where his constituents go. More


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