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

October 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), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), 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.

 October 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014

Code of Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the source of US Federal Regulations

USEPA – 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:

Arkansas: Final Authorization of State-Initiated Changes and Incorporation by Reference of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Pages 59438 – 59444 [FR DOC # 2014-23364] PDF | Text | More

Florida: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions Pages 60756 – 60759 [FR DOC # 2014-24006] PDF | Text | More

Criteria for the Certification and Recertification of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s Compliance With the Disposal Regulations; Panel Closure Redesign Pages 60750 – 60756 [FR DOC # 2014-24025] PDF | Text | More

Arkansas: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision Pages 64678 – 64682 [FR DOC # 2014-25724]        PDF | Text | More

Proposed Rules:

Arkansas: Final Authorization of State-Initiated Changes and Incorporation by Reference of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Pages 59471 – 59472 [FR DOC # 2014-23363] PDF | Text | More

Florida: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions Pages 60795 – 60796 [FR DOC # 2014-24007]       PDF | Text | More

Review Process To Determine Whether the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Continues To Comply With the Disposal Regulations and Compliance Criteria Pages 61268 – 61271 [FR DOC # 2014-24260] PDF | Text | More

Arkansas: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions Pages 64721 – 64722 [FR DOC # 2014-25725] PDF | Text | More

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Notices:

None

FAA – Federal Aviation Administration:
Publications not related to the transportation of hazardous materials are not included here.

Rules and Regulations:

Federal Register logo

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

 

None

Proposed Rules:

None

Notices:

None
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:

Hours of Service of Drivers: Application for Renewal of Illumination Fireworks, LLC and ACE Pyro LLC Exemptions From the 14-Hour Rule During Independence Day Celebrations Pages 61687 – 61688 [FR DOC # 2014-24287] PDF | Text | More

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:

Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Pages 59891 – 59893 [FR DOC # 2014-23511] PDF | Text | More

Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Pages 62513 – 62517 [FR DOC # 2014-24688] PDF | Text | More

Proposed Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request Pages 63017 – 63018 [FR DOC # 2014-24987] PDF | Text | More

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:

List of Delayed Special Permit Applications Pages 59360 – 59361 [FR DOC # 2014-23077] PDF | Text | More

Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Application for Special Permits; Special Permit Applications Pages 59552 – 59552 [FR DOC # 2014-23476] PDF | Text | More

Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of actions on Special Permit Applications Pages 59552 – 59554 [FR DOC # 2014-23478] PDF | Text | More

Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Application for Special Permits Pages 63485 – 63486 [FR DOC # 2014-25167] PDF | Text | More

Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Applications for Modification of Special Permit Pages 63486 – 63486 [FR DOC # 2014-25166] PDF | Text | More

Safety Advisory: Packaging and Handling Ebola Virus Contaminated Infectious Waste for Transportation to Disposal Sites Pages 64646 – 64647 [FR DOC # 2014-25778] 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

Daniels Training Services

815.821.1550

Info@DanielsTraining.com

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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 US Environmental Protection Agency (and your state) and the PHMSA, FAA, FRA, & FMCSA of the US Department Of Transportation.