Tag: Federal Register

RMP Revisions Are Final

On December 21, 2016, EPA finalized revisions to the Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions under 40 CFR 68, also known as the Risk Management Program (RMP).  The revisions, which were proposed back in March 2016, are intended to improve elements of the RMP, enhance emergency preparedness, and ensure that local emergency response officials and the public […]

CDR Exemption List Amended!

A final rule was published in the March 29, 2016 Federal Register that amends the list of chemical substances that are partially exempt from reporting processing and use information under the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule.

States Begin to Adopt Portions of Definition of Solid Waste Rule

It’s been over a year since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register its long-awaited final rule revising regulations affecting recycling of hazardous materials under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Known as the 2015 Definition of Solid Waste rule (2015 DSW rule), this final rule exempts certain hazardous secondary […]

Identifying EHSs

Q. If we have five twenty-pound halon fire extinguishers, what are the federal regulations applicable to ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) for what we have?

Training Under the Amended Pesticide Worker Protection Standard

In November 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) amended the Pesticide Worker Protection Standard (WPS). Yesterday we covered a number of key changes to the WPS—age limits, hazard communication, notification, entry restrictions, application suspension, PPE, and decontamination supplies. Today we will review the new training requirements for workers and handlers—what some people in the […]

FMCSA Proposes New Safety Fitness Rules

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a rulemaking proposal designed to enhance the Agency’s ability to identify noncompliant motor carriers. Find out what it entails.

O&G Proposal Worries Industry

The Department of Interior’s (DOI) most recent and perhaps most consequential responses to the catastrophic April 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico are proposed regulations for blowout preventer (BOP) systems and well control, which were published in the April 17, 2015, Federal Register.

FMCSA Publishes Final Rule Requiring Electronic Logging Devices

On December 16, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a final rule in the Federal Register requiring the use of electronic logging devices (ELDs) for drivers required to prepare hours-of-service records of duty status. According to the agency, approximately three million drivers will be impacted. Keep reading to find out how.

New FMCSA Rule Imposes Penalties for Coercion of CMV Drivers

Effective January 29, 2016, motor carriers, shippers, receivers, and transportation intermediaries are prohibited from coercing drivers to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in violation of several provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs); the commercial driver’s license (CDL) regulations, drug and alcohol testing rules; the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs); and commercial regulations. Keep […]