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Published in the Federal Register in March 2015 for the Management of Hazardous Waste and the Transportation of Hazardous Materials

Published in the Federal Register in March 2015 for 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:

  • 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.

 March 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015

non-hazardous waste containersUSEPA – 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:

Tennessee: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions Pages 14847 – 14852 [FR DOC # 2015-06512] PDF | Text | More

Proposed Rules:

Improving EPA Regulations Pages 12372 – 12373 [FR DOC # 2015-05303] PDF | Text | More

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

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Tennessee: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revisions Pages 14894 – 14894 [FR DOC # 2015-06511] PDF | Text | More

Michigan: Final Authorization of State Hazardous Waste Management Program Revision Pages 17021 – 17024 [FR DOC # 2015-07347] PDF | Text | More

Notices:

Notice of Final Decision To Reissue the ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor, LLC Land-Ban Exemption Pages 12170 – 12171 [FR DOC # 2015-05240] PDF | Text | More

Notice of Final Decision To Reissue the Vickery Environmental, Inc. Land-Ban Exemption Pages 16374 – 16378 [FR DOC # 2015-06970] PDF | Text | More

transportation of HazMat by airFAA – Federal Aviation Administration:

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

Rules and Regulations:

None

Proposed Rules:

None

Notices:

Nineteenth Meeting: RTCA Special Committee 225, Rechargeable Lithium Battery and Battery Systems Pages 14229 – 14229 [FR DOC # 2015-06260] PDF | Text | More

Hazardous Materials Safety Program Pages 14243 – 14244 [FR DOC # 2015-06158] PDF | Text | More

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 Meetings Pages 12136 – 12137 [FR DOC # 2015-05197] PDF | Text | More

Notices:

Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC): Public Meeting Pages 13663 – 13664 [FR DOC # 2015-05940] PDF | Text | More

FRA – Federal Railroad Administration:
Damaged placard from rail car

Picture 11 – Fragment of placard from rail car

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

Rules and Regulations:

Railworthiness Directive for Railroad Tank Cars Equipped With Certain McKenzie Valve & Machining LLC Valves Pages 14027 – 14029 [FR DOC # 2015-06213] PDF | Text | More

Proposed Rules:

None

Notices:

Filing Process for Petitions for Waiver and Other Exemptions, Applications, and Special Approvals Pages 13458 – 13458 [FR DOC # 2015-05751] PDF | Text | More

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: Spare Fuel Cell Cartridges Containing Flammable Gas Transported by Aircraft in Passenger and Crew Member Checked Baggage Pages 16579 – 16583 [FR DOC # 2015-07109] PDF | Text | More

Proposed Rules:

None

Notices:

Hazardous Materials: Notice of Application for Modification of Special Permit Pages 15657 – 15658 [FR DOC # 2015-06473] PDF | Text | More

Hazardous Materials: Notice of Application for Special Permits Pages 15658 – 15659 [FR DOC # 2015-06469] PDF | Text | More

Hazardous Materials: Actions on Special Permit Applications Pages 15659 – 15660 [FR DOC # 2015-06463] PDF | Text | More

Hazardous Materials: Delayed Applications Pages 15660 – 15661 [FR DOC # 2015-06471] 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

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http://www.danielstraining.com/

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.