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August 2015 Rules & Regulations, Proposed Rules, and Notices Regarding the Management of Hazardous Waste and the Transportation of Hazardous Materials

August 2015 Rules & Regulations, Proposed Rules, and Notices Regarding the Management of Hazardous Waste and the Transportation of Hazardous Materials

August 2015 Rules & Regulations, Proposed Rules, and Notices Regarding the Management of Hazardous Waste and the Transportation of Hazardous Materials

On its website the US Government Printing Office makes a wealth of Federal publications available for review and download; one of these is the Federal Register.

Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

See below for a brief summary of announcements in the Federal Register by the US EPA on the subject of Hazardous Waste and the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the US DOT on the subject of Transportation of Hazardous Materials.

The Federal Register is a great way to look down the road and see potential changes to the regulations long before they are put into effect (sometimes The Rulemaking Process takes years before a final rule is issued, if ever).  Knowledge of these potential changes provides you with several advantages:

  • Additional time to modify your business operations to comply.
  • Awareness of on what topics the regulatory agencies intend to focus their efforts.
  • The ability to register your concerns, complaints, suggestions, etc. in order to modify the proposed rule before a final rule is issued.  It can be done, really!
  • Make changes to your training program to account for changes that become effective before the next training cycle.
  • Alert you to the need to re-train your employees prior to their next scheduled training cycle, if necessary.
  • Keep you abreast of changes to the regulations that affect your business and/or your industry group.

Please note that this is my best effort to identify the relevant announcements in the Federal Register that may be of interest to generators of hazardous waste and shippers of hazardous materials.  I encourage you to review the list of Federal Register publications yourself to ensure regulatory compliance.

 August 1, 2015 through August 31, 2015

Logo for US Environmental Protection AgencyUSEPA – US Environmental Protection Agency:

Publications not related to the management of hazardous waste, solid waste, universal waste, or used oil are not included here.

Rules and Regulations:

Idaho: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program; Revision Pages 50794 – 50797 [FR DOC # 2015-20726]  PDF | Text | More

North Carolina: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions Pages 51141 – 51144 [FR DOC # 2015-20907] PDF | Text | More

Michigan: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision Pages 52194 – 52198 [FR DOC # 2015-21385] PDF | Text | More

Proposed Rules:

None

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Notices:

Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Washington Pages 48528 – 48529 [FR DOC # 2015-19917] PDF | Text | More

Cross-Media Electronic Reporting: Authorized Program Revision Approval, State of Alaska Pages 48531 – 48532 [FR DOC # 2015-19916] PDF | Text | More

Waste Management System; Testing and Monitoring Activities; Notice of Availability of Final Update V of SW-846 Pages 48522 – 48528 [FR DOC # 2015-20030] PDF | Text | More

Twenty-Eighth Update of the Federal Agency Hazardous Waste Compliance Docket Pages 49223 – 49235 [FR DOC # 2015-20248] PDF | Text | More

FAA – Federal Aviation Administration:Federal Aviation Administratino

Publications not related to the transportation of hazardous materials are not included here.

Rules and Regulations:

None

Proposed Rules:

None

Notices:

None

The FMCSA sets the minimum standards for Commercial Driver's Licenses

FMCSA – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration:

Publications not related to the transportation of hazardous materials are not included here.

Rules and Regulations:

None

Proposed Rules:

None

Notices:

None

FRA – Federal Railroad Administration:Federal Railroad Administration

Publications not related to the transportation of hazardous materials are not included here.

Rules and Regulations:

Rules and Regulations Securement of Unattended Equipment Pages 47349 – 47386 [FR DOC # 2015-19002] PDF | Text | More

Proposed Rules:

Hours of Service Recordkeeping; Automated Recordkeeping Pages 51180 – 51192 [FR DOC # 2015-20663] PDF | Text | More

Notices:

None

Logo for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)PHMSA – Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration:

Publications not related to the transportation of hazardous materials are not included here.

Rules and Regulations:

None

Proposed Rules:

None

Notices:

Hazardous Materials: Delayed Applications Pages 46097 – 46098 [FR DOC # 2015-18721] PDF | Text | More

Special Permit Applications; Office of Hazardous Materials Safety Pages 46099 – 46101 [FR DOC # 2015-18723] PDF | Text | More

Hazardous Materials: Notice of Application for Special Permits Pages 46101 – 46103 [FR DOC # 2015-18718] PDF | Text | More

Hazardous Materials: Notice of Application for Modification of Special Permit Pages 46098 – 46099 [FR DOC # 2015-18719] PDF | Text | More

Hazardous Materials: Notification of Anticipated Delay in Administrative Appeal Decisions Pages 47987 – 47987 [FR DOC # 2015-19507]        PDF | Text | More

Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities Pages 50070 – 50071 [FR DOC # 2015-20274] PDF | Text | More

Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Hazardous Materials: Notice of Application for Special Permits Pages 51348 – 51349 [FR DOC # 2015-20482] PDF | Text | More

Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Hazardous Materials: Delayed Applications Pages 51347 – 51348 [FR DOC # 2015-20480] PDF | Text | More

Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Actions on Special Permit Applications Pages 51870 – 51871 [FR DOC # 2015-20481] PDF | Text | More

Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modification of Special Permit Pages 52363 – 52364 [FR DOC # 2015-20483] PDF | Text | More

Information can be helpful but it’s useless if you are not able to make sense of it.  You must be able to determine how any changes to the rules and regulations (final or proposed) will affect your operations, and communicate the necessary information to your personnel.  I can help you to do that.

Contact me with any questions you may have about the transportation of hazardous materials by air, highway, vessel, or rail

International and Domestic

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815.821.1550

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http://www.danielstraining.com/

Please contact me for a free training consultation to determine your regulatory requirements and how training can help you to attain and maintain compliance with the regulations of the US Environmental Protection Agency (and your state) and the PHMSA, FAA, FRA, & FMCSA of the US Department of Transportation.