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July 2014 – Rules & Regulations, Proposed Rules, and Notices Regarding the Management of Hazardous Waste and the Transportation of Hazardous Materials

July 2014 – 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 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:

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

  • 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.

July 1 through July 31, 2014

PHMSA – Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration:

Rules and Regulations:

Hazardous Materials: Compatibility With the Regulations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (RRR) Pages 40589 – 40618 [FR DOC # 2014-15514]     PDF | Text | More

Shippers-General Requirements for Shipments and Packagings Pages 43266 – 43267 [FR DOC # 2014-17663]                PDF | Text | More

Proposed Rules:

Hazardous Materials: Requirements for the Safe Transportation of Bulk Explosives (RRR) Pages 41185 – 41211 [FR DOC # 2014-16382]        PDF | Text | More

Notices:

Tanker truck of Sodium Hydroxide Solution

the PHMSA regulates the domestic transportation of hazardous materials.

 

Safety Advisory: Unauthorized Certification of Compressed Gas Cylinders Pages 38126 – 38126 [FR DOC # 2014-15601]                PDF | Text | More

Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modification of Special Permit Pages 43815 – 43815 [FR DOC # 2014-17508]       PDF | Text | More

Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Application for Special Permits Pages 43815 – 43816 [FR DOC # 2014-17506]                PDF | Text | More

Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Special Permits; Applications Pages 43816 – 43818 [FR DOC # 2014-17507]                PDF | Text | More

Office of Hazardous Materials Safety Special Permits; Applications Pages 43818 – 43819 [FR DOC # 2014-17509]                PDF | Text | More 

FRA – Federal Railroad Administration:

Rules and Regulations:

Signal Systems Reporting Requirements Pages 37664 – 37669 [FR DOC # 2014-15336] PDF | Text | More

Proposed Rules:

None

Notices:

None

FAA – Federal Aviation Administration:

Rules and Regulations:

None

Proposed Rules:

None

Notices:

None

FMCSA – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration:

 

Commercial Motor Vehicle

FMCSA regulates the movement by highway of commercial motor vehicles

Rules and Regulations:

Hours of Service for Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers; Regulatory Guidance Concerning Records of Duty Status Generated by Logging Software Programs Pages 39342 – 39343 [FR DOC # 2014-15951] PDF | Text | More

Proposed Rules:

None

Notices:

National Hazardous Materials Route Registry Pages 40843 – 40913 [FR DOC # 2014-15861] PDF | Text | More

Enhancements to the Motor Carrier Safety Measurement System (SMS) Web Site Pages 43117 – 43122 [FR DOC # 2014-17489]                PDF | Text | More            

USEPA – US Environmental Protection Agency:

Rules and Regulations:

Oklahoma: Incorporation by Reference of Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Program Pages 37226 – 37230 [FR DOC # 2014-15267]          PDF | Text | More

Proposed Rules:

Oklahoma: Incorporation by Reference of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Pages 37261 – 37262 [FR DOC # 2014-15268]        PDF | Text | More

Standards of Performance for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills Pages 41795 – 41843 [FR DOC # 2014-16405]                PDF | Text | More

Notices:

Proposed Determination to Restrict the Use of an Area as a Disposal Site; Pebble Deposit Area, Southwest Alaska Pages 42314 – 42318 [FR DOC # 2014-16920]      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.

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Please contact 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 USEPA (and your state) and the PHMSA/USDOT.