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Legislative and Regulatory Resources: Register today for January 3 Legislative and Regulatory Outlook webinar
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Begin the New Year by joining NACD staff for a webinar on what to expect from Capitol Hill and the Federal Regulatory agencies in 2013. On Thursday, January 3, beginning at 12 noon Eastern time, NACD Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Jennifer Gibson and Senior Manager of Government Affairs Elizabeth O'Neal will present a webinar on the legislative and regulatory outlook for 2013. Although the recent election did not cause a shift in party control in either the U.S. Senate or House of Representatives, the leadership of several committees will change, which could impact the direction of several of NACD's key issues such as chemical facility security and Toxic Substances Control Act modernization. More

Regulatory Update: NACD members invited to provide input on CFATS
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Early in 2013, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will host a series of focus group sessions on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program. The groups will be asked to provide input on the CFATS Chemical Security Assessment Tool, specifically to identify substantive functional requirements for the next generation of the CSAT suite of tools, including the Top-Screen, Site Vulnerability Assessment and Site Security Plan. DHS plans to hold at least three of these meetings in geographically dispersed locations, possibly to include the greater Houston, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., areas, though the exact locations will be determined later. More

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Labor Update: NACD asks president to intervene in port strike
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NACD has joined with more than 100 other organizations in sending a letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to take immediate action to avoid a shutdown of ports on the East and Gulf Coasts. Ongoing labor contract negotiations between the International Longshoremen's Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance, LTD have broken down without resolution. On December 19, ILA leadership distributed Strike Preparations for the walk-out planned for 12:01 a.m. December 30, when the current contract extension expires.

Regulatory Update: President nominates environmental and labor activist to Chemical Safety Board
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President Barack Obama has nominated Richard Engler, founder and director of the New Jersey Work Environmental Council, to serve as a member of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. The NJWEC has been a long-time proponent of inherently safer technology mandates as part of chemical security regulations and was instrumental in the enactment of the regulations in New Jersey that include such a requirement. More

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  • Regulatory Update: FMCSA plans survey on EOBRs to document HOS
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    The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has filed a notice in the Federal Register announcing its plans for a survey on electronic on-board recorders to document hours of service. The purpose of the survey is to examine the issue of driver harassment and determine the extent to which EOBRs used to document drivers' hours of service could also be used by motor carriers or enforcement personnel to harass drivers and/or monitor driver productivity. More

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    Strategies for enhancing EH&S regulatory compliance and reducing risk
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    With the advent of new federal and international environmental regulations and safety rules, perhaps more than ever before, risk professionals and insurance customers need visibility into the chemicals used at their sites. The environmental regulatory landscape has become increasingly complex in recent years, and companies that manufacture, transport, use, or sell potentially hazardous materials must closely monitor chemical inventories as well as international developments on classification of chemicals to ensure compliance and reduce risk. More

    Compliance: The importance of record retention
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    International trade participants such as importers, exporters, customs brokers and freight forwarders are required to retain records relative to the import-export transaction for a period of no less than five years from the date of import entry or export transaction. More

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    IDC Manufacturing Insights releases top 10 predictions for 2013
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    From the role of people in organizations to a company's awareness of global dynamics, the predictions call for new ways of thinking. More importantly, as technology plays an increasingly powerful role in supply chain execution, the predictions call for action. "In 2013, supporting the productive enterprise, the necessity for speed in the context of complexity and data overload will require that supply chains embrace resiliency and become 'massively multidimensional,'" said Simon Ellis, practice director, IDC Manufacturing Insights. More

    Congressman: End 'culture of self-regulation' for freight railroad    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Federal regulations require inspections of rail bridges and other infrastructure and reports on accidents, but leave it to freight railroad owners to do the work themselves. After a derailment that released thousands of gallons of a hazardous chemical into the air recently in New Jersey, forcing dozens of households to be evacuated, a congressman said that it is time to end what he called "a culture of self-regulation" for the industry. More

    US DOT issues notice on use of medical marijuana
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    The DOT wants to assure everyone that marijuana remains a drug listed in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. It remains unacceptable for any safety‐sensitive employee subject to drug testing under the Department of Transportation's drug testing regulations to use marijuana. More


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