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New Regulations! Announcements in the Federal Register for May 2015 From USEPA (RCRA only) and HazMat Transportation Issues of the FAA, FMCSA, FRA, & PHMSA

New Regulations! Announcements in the Federal Register for May 2015 From USEPA (RCRA only) and HazMat Transportation Issues of the FAA, FMCSA, FRA, & PHMSA

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.

 May 1, 2015 through May 31, 2015

USEPA – US Environmental Protection Agency:Logo for 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:

None

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Notices:

None

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

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:

None

Proposed Rules:

None

Notices:

Railroad Safety Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting Pages 26988 – 26988 [FR DOC # 2015-11269] PDF | Text | More

Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Pages 30109 – 30110 [FR DOC # 2015-12579] PDF | Text | More

Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Pages 30110 – 30112 [FR DOC # 2015-12584] PDF | Text | More

Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Pages 30112 – 30113 [FR DOC # 2015-12578] PDF | Text | More

Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Pages 30113 – 30114 [FR DOC # 2015-12580] PDF | Text | More

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

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

Rules and Regulations:

Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains Pages 26643 – 26750 [FR DOC # 2015-10670]     PDF | Text | More

Proposed Rules:

None

Notices:

International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Pages 26617 – 26618 [FR DOC # 2015-11104] PDF | Text | More

Hazardous Materials: Information Collection Activities Pages 27844 – 27845 [FR DOC # 2015-11625] PDF | Text | More

Hazardous Materials: Notice of Application for Special Permits Pages 29156 – 29157 [FR DOC # 2015-11817] PDF | Text | More

Hazardous Materials: Notice of Application for Modification of Special Permit Pages 29157 – 29158 [FR DOC # 2015-11825] PDF | Text | More

Hazardous Materials: Delayed Applications Pages 29387 – 29388 [FR DOC # 2015-11815] PDF | Text | More

Hazardous Materials: Actions on Special Permit Applications Pages 29388 – 29389 [FR DOC # 2015-11827] 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.