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

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

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

One of the hardest challenges for an EHS Professional is staying aware of changes to the Federal Regulations that affect your compliance.  Luckily, these new rules and regulations don’t just appear overnight.  Often they are the result of years of Notices of Proposed Rulemakings by the respective regulatory agencies followed by requests for comment from the regulated industry (that’s you!)  These comments may cause the agency to change the proposed rule which results in further notices until – perhaps months or years later – a Final Rule is published.  Usually the Final Rule is published months before it becomes effective. The Rulemaking Process is designed to encourage participation of the regulated industry and to ensure no one is caught flat-footed by changes to the Code of Federal Regulations.  This entire process is published periodically in the Federal Register.

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.

What I have done for the month of June 2015 is reviewed the list of publications in the Federal Register from the agencies listed below.  I have only included published notices that affect the management of waste and the transportation of hazardous materials.

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publications related to the generation, management, and disposal of solid waste, hazardous waste, universal waste, and used oil.
  • The following agencies – all within the Department of Transportation – for publications solely related to the transportation of hazardous materials (HazMat).
    • Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
    • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
    • Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
    • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

DISCLAIMER:  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.

 June 1, 2015 through June 30, 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:

None

Proposed Rules:

Idaho: Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision Pages 31338 – 31342 [FR DOC # 2015-12932] PDF | Text | More

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Notices:

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Criteria for Classification of Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices, Recordkeeping and Reporting Requirements Pages 34154 – 34155 [FR DOC # 2015-14658] PDF | Text | More

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Hazardous Remediation Waste Management Requirements (HWIR Contaminated Media) Pages 34156 – 34157 [FR DOC # 2015-14657] PDF | Text | More

Federal Aviation AdministratinoFAA – Federal Aviation Administration:

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

Rules and Regulations:

None

Proposed Rules:

None

Notices:

None

FMCSA – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration:

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

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

Rules and Regulations:

Incorporation by Reference; North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria; Hazardous Materials Safety Permits Pages 34839 – 34841 [FR DOC # 2015-14961] PDF | Text | More

State Compliance With Commercial Driver’s License Program: Correction Pages 36930 – 36932 [FR DOC # 2015-15906] PDF | Text | More

Proposed Rules:

Parts and Accessories Necessary for Safe Operation: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards Certification for Commercial Motor Vehicles Operated by United States-Domiciled Motor Carriers Pages 34588 – 34593 [FR DOC # 2015-14934]     PDF | Text | More

Hazardous Materials Safety Permit (HMSP) Program: Amendment to Enforcement Policy Pages 35253 – 35255 [FR DOC # 2015-15091] PDF | Text | More

Notices:

None

Federal Railroad AdministrationFRA – 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

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

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

Rules and Regulations:

None

Proposed Rules:

None

Notices:

None

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.