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Top News
  • NACD Regulatory Webinars with EPA Begin Next Week
  • Mathew Brainerd: Aging Federal Law Poisons Chemical Industry
  • FSMA Update — Final Rules on Preventive Controls Published; Public Meeting Announced
  • DHS Monthly Threat Briefing Teleconferences


  • Regulatory Updates
  • EPA Issues a Final Rule for Two Chemical Substances
  • Electronic Logging Device Mandate Delayed, Still Could Come Soon; Speed Limiter Rule Expected Soon
  • FMCSA Regulatory Agenda: Hurry Up and Wait
  • Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. — Recent Federal Developments in Chemical Policy
  • ICC Compliance Center – ICAO Addendum NO. 2
  • Tianjin Blast Prompts Safety Overhaul


  • Legislative News
  • Groups Push for Senate Vote on Chemical Safety
  • Railroads Threaten Shutdown over Automated Trains
  • Advocates Pressure House GOP to Get Moving on Roads Bill
  • GOP Lawmaker Moves to Impeach EPA Chief McCarthy





  • TOP NEWS


    NACD Regulatory Webinars with EPA Begin Next Week
    Next week and the following week, NACD will host webinars to assist members with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulatory requirements. Register today for 2016 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) under the Toxic Substances Control Act — What You Need to Know on Oct. 1 and EPA ChemView — How to Obtain Information on Chemicals Regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act on Oct. 8. Both webinars will take place at noon EDT.
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    Mathew Brainerd: Aging Federal Law Poisons Chemical Industry
    Tulsa World
    For nearly 40 years, the system that regulates everyday chemicals has essentially allowed states like California to decide what we can or can’t use in Oklahoma. Outlandish as it sounds, the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act hasn’t been modernized since it was passed. For the past decade, Congress has been working to reform this outdated law, and, thanks in large part to the leadership of U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, we are on the precipice of a solution.
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    FSMA Update — Final Rules on Preventive Controls Published; Public Meeting Announced
    NACD
    Last week, NACD announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had finalized its Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules on Preventive Controls for Human Food and Preventive Controls for Animal Food. Last Thursday, FDA officially published these rules in the Federal Register. In addition, FDA has announced a public meeting on FSMA implementation to take place on Tuesday, October 20, in Chicago, IL. Links to the final rules, information on the public meeting, and a wealth of additional information, including a webinar series FDA held last week, is available here.
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    DHS Monthly Threat Briefing Teleconferences
    NACD
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) hosts a monthly, unclassified threat briefing and suspicious activity reporting teleconference for chemical facility owners and operators as well as supply-chain professionals on the fourth Thursday of every month at 11:00 a.m. EST. The next conference call will be held this coming Thursday, September 24. To access the call, dial 1-800-320-4330 and enter the PIN 215132#. This will be the call-in access information for future monthly calls until further notice. If you have questions, please contact DHS’s Nohemi Zerbi at (703)603-5117 or Nohemi.zerbi@hq.dhs.gov.
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    REGULATORY ALERTS


    EPA Issues a Final Rule for Two Chemical Substances
    EPA is issuing a final Significant New Use Rule for two chemical substances collectively referred to as "HBCD" under the Toxic Substances Control Act. HBCD is bioaccumulative, environmentally persistent, and toxic. The pre-publication notice is available here.
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    Electronic Logging Device Mandate Delayed, Still Could Come Soon; Speed Limiter Rule Expected Soon
    Overdrive
    A Final Rule to require truck operators to use electronic logging devices has been delayed a month, according to a report released this week by the Department of Transportation. The rule is now forecasted to be published Oct. 30. The rule will take effect two years following its publication, the date by which fleets, owner-operators and drivers must be using electronic logging devices that satisfy the rule’s requirements.
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    FMCSA Regulatory Agenda: Hurry Up and Wait
    Truckinginfo
    With close to a dozen significant rulemakings currently in the regulatory pipeline, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has pushed back all but two of the rules. The reason for the delay, suspects Annette Sandberg, a former FMCSA administrator now in a private consulting business, is the pending confirmation hearing of current acting Administrator Scott Darling.
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    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. — Recent Federal Developments in Chemical Policy
    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
    On August 18, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released for public comment three Problem Formulation and Initial Assessment documents and a Data Needs Assessment (DNA) document for one of four structurally similar flame retardant chemical clusters being reviewed under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan assessment effort. 80 Fed. Reg. 49997. The goal of these assessments is to identify scenarios where further risk analysis may be necessary.
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    ICC Compliance Center — ICAO Addendum NO. 2
    ICC Compliance Center
    ICAO (International Civil Aviation Administration) has released an Addendum NO. 2/Corrigendum NO. 2 for their Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.
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    Tianjin Blast Prompts Safety Overhaul
    Chemistry World
    The recent blast in Tianjin port and other Chinese chemical plant accidents have prompted an overhaul of the country’s approach to safety amid accusations of corruption and mismanagement.
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    LEGISLATIVE NEWS


    Groups Push for Senate Vote on Chemical Safety
    The Hill
    Environment, health and consumer groups are pushing Senate leaders to hold a vote on bipartisan legislation that would reform chemical safety laws. The Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, S.697, which passed the Environment and Public Works Committee in June, has 51 co-sponsors — 22 are Democrats and 29 Republicans. The legislation, introduced by Sens. David Vitter, R-La., and Tom Udall, D-N.M., would reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
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    Railroads Threaten Shutdown over Automated Trains
    The Hill
    Rail companies are threatening to shut down passenger and freight train service at the beginning of next year if Congress does not extend a federal deadline for automating trains that most railroads say they won't be able to meet.
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    Advocates Pressure House GOP to Get Moving on Roads Bill
    The Hill
    Transportation advocates are pushing the House to get moving on passing a new long-term highway bill as transportation funding is set to expire next month.
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    GOP Lawmaker Moves to Impeach EPA Chief McCarthy
    Fox News
    A Republican lawmaker is moving to impeach the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing her of committing perjury and making false statements in testimony to Congress — though the impeachment bid seems unlikely to succeed.
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