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Legislative Update: New chairmen named for key House committees
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When the 113th Congress convenes in January, several House Committees will have new chairmen. Rep. Michael McCaul, D-Texas, will replace Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., who was term limited, as House Homeland Security Committee chairman. McCaul is interested in cybersecurity and the management of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, particularly the Transportation Security Administration. He is the sponsor of the DHS Accountability Act, which would create an independent panel to make recommendations about the department's capabilities. More

Regulatory Update: EPA requires cadmium manufacturers, importers to submit information
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a final rule in the Dec. 3 edition of the Federal Register to require manufacturers and importers of cadmium or cadmium compounds, including as part of an article, that have been or are reasonably likely to be incorporated into consumer products to report certain unpublished health and safety studies to the agency. EPA also says it will soon initiate an additional rulemaking to require processors and distributors of cadmium and cadmium compounds to submit unpublished health and safety studies. NACD Environmental Regulatory Partner Bergeson & Campbell P.C. says the final rule is precedent-setting in its breadth. More

Continuous GHS Labels On Demand
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Regulatory Resources: EPA to host webinar on updated CDX registration process
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Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 5, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host a webinar to demonstrate the updated Central Data Exchange registration process and to answer questions related to CDX registration. Questions regarding specific reporting requirements for the regulations that utilize the CDX such as the Toxics Release Inventory and Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical Data Reporting will not be covered during this webinar. More

Regulatory Update: OSHA cites chemical company for PSM and other violation, proposes large penalty
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Last week the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced it had cited an Ohio chemical company, Dover Chemical, for 47 health and safety violations, including four willful violations. Most of the violations, including all of the willful ones, relate to Process Safety Management. OSHA has proposed a penalty of $545,000 and has placed the company under the Severe Violator Enforcement Program. More

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    Keeping up with compliance
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    As regulatory agencies increase enforcement actions against chemical distributors, the NACD is helping members highlight their commitment to environment, health, safety and security. Several factors contribute to increased regulatory enforcement, which is having a real impact on chemical distributors. The slowing of the economy in 2008 led to reduced revenues shortly after several perceived regulatory failures — in food and product safety, airline maintenance and the financial system. The installation of a democratic administration also led to more government involvement and a philosophy that businesses must be policed, according to Jennifer Gibson, vice president of Regulatory Affairs for the NACD. More

    NACD member companies increase sales more than 13 percent
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    The National Association of Chemical Distributors released its 2012 Membership & Safety Report at the 2012 Annual Meeting in San Diego. The report, based on 2011 data, states NACD member companies "generated $30 billion in sales in 2011. This was an increase of more than 13 percent over the prior year and several billion dollars to the tax base, contributing significantly to the U.S. economy." In 2011, members drove more than 165 million miles to deliver 1.03 tons of product every second. More

    Portable Truck & Rail Access Platforms

    Operators will be able to access hatches safely with Carbis Truck Access Fall Protection Platforms. If your workers need to access the tops of trucks and rail cars of all different sizes and type during loading and unloading, the Truck Access and Rail Access Fall Protection Platforms are just what you are looking for.

    Hazmat BASIC could affect non-hazmat carriers
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    As reported in August, changes to the CSA are set for the month of December. The most notable change is the removal of the Cargo-Related BASIC, which will be replaced with a new Hazardous Materials Compliance BASIC. What the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration did was pull all cargo-related violations — over 100 — and drop them into the Vehicle Maintenance BASIC. Any hazmat-related violations were kept, and then FMCSA added some more. The change, as with most CSA changes, could drastically affect your CSA score if you're not paying attention. More

    Properly prepare for spills    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Federal regulations ranging from the laboratory safety rules of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to storm water mandates of the Environmental Protection Agency require facilities to have written plans for spill prevention and cleanup procedures. Maintaining multiple spill-response plans to satisfy various regulations can seem an overwhelming job. However, while the plans may have different names and their elements may vary slightly, most address similar issues and focus on the same three overriding principles: life safety, environmental protection and communication. More

    Expedited transport: It's all in the timing
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    Once cost-prohibitive for all but the most time-sensitive rush deliveries, today's expedited services help shippers balance their need for speed with cost-effective solutions. More

    November chemical activity barometer slides
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    The American Chemistry Council released the sixth monthly report of its Chemical Activity Barometer, a leading economic indicator derived from a composite index of chemical industry activity. The November CAB showed a sharp 0.5 percent drop over the previous month. The abrupt decline follows four consecutive monthly gains. More


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