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

February 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.

Federal Register logo

The Federal Register is the tool used by the US Government to communicate with interested parties

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 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.

 February 1, 2015 through February 28, 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:

Approval of Other Solid Waste Incineration Units State Plan for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Indiana Pages 10357 – 10359 [FR DOC # 2015-03792] PDF | Text | More

Proposed Rules:

Approval of Other Solid Waste Incinerator Units State Plan for Designated Facilities and Pollutants: Indiana Pages 10441 – 10442 [FR DOC # 2015-03790] PDF | Text | More

Contact me with any questions you may have about the management of hazardous waste

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Notices:

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Requirements for Generators, Transporters, and Waste Management Facilities Under the RCRA Hazardous Waste Manifest System Pages 8306 – 8307 [FR DOC # 2015-03153] PDF | Text | More

The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Advisory Board: Request for Nominations Pages 8643 – 8645 [FR DOC # 2015-03300] PDF | Text | More

Underground Injection Control Program; Hazardous Waste Injection Restrictions; Petition for Exemption Reissuance-Class I Hazardous Waste Injection; Lucite International, Inc. Beaumont Site, Nederland, TX Pages 9267 – 9267 [FR DOC # 2015-03463] 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

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:

Minimum Training Requirements for Entry-Level Drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles: Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Membership and First Meeting Pages 7814 – 7815 [FR DOC # 2015-02967] PDF | Text | More

Notices:

None
FRA – Federal Railroad Administration:

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

Rules and Regulations:

None

Proposed Rules:

None

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:

Hazardous Materials: Transportation of Lithium Batteries Pages 9217 – 9218 [FR DOC # 2015-03500] PDF | Text | More

Proposed Rules:

None

Notices:

International Standards on the Transport of Radioactive Material Pages 6567 – 6568 [FR DOC # 2015-02222] PDF | Text | More

Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities Pages 8133 – 8135 [FR DOC # 2015-03049] PDF | Text | More

Actions on Special Permit Applications Pages 9307 – 9308 [FR DOC # 2015-02984] PDF | Text | More

Notice of Application for Special Permits Pages 9308 – 9310 [FR DOC # 2015-02977] PDF | Text | More

Research and Development Program Forum Pages 9306 – 9307 [FR DOC # 2015-03488] 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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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.