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Rules & Regulations, Proposed Rules, & Notices From: USEPA (RCRA Only); and FAA, FMCSA, FRA, & PHMSA (HazMat Transportation Only) for November 2014

Rules & Regulations, Proposed Rules, & Notices From: USEPA (RCRA Only); and FAA, FMCSA, FRA, & PHMSA (HazMat Transportation Only) for November 2014

November 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:

  • 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.

 November 1, 2014 through November 30, 2014

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:

  • Consolidated Rules of Practice Governing the Administrative Assessment of Civil Penalties, Issuance of Compliance or Corrective Action Orders, and the Revocation, Termination or Suspension of Permits Pages 65897 – 65901 [FR DOC # 2014-26321] PDFText | More
  • Hazardous Waste Management System; Identification and Listing of Hazardous Waste; Final Exclusion Pages 70108 – 70113 [FR DOC # 2014-27780] PDFText | More

Proposed Rules:

  • Consolidated Rules of Practice Governing the Administrative Assessment of Civil Penalties, Issuance of Compliance or Corrective Action Orders, and the Revocation, Termination or Suspension of Permits Pages 65910 – 65912 [FR DOC # 2014-26318] PDFText | More

 

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Notices:

  • Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Requirements and Exemptions for Specific RCRA Wastes Pages 65652 – 65653 [FR DOC # 2014-26329] PDF | Text | More
FAA – 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

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:

None

Proposed Rules:

None

Notices:

None

FRA – Federal Railroad Administration:

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

Rules and Regulations:

  • Training, Qualification, and Oversight for Safety-Related Railroad Employees Pages 66459 – 66510 [FR DOC # 2014-26290] PDFText | More

Proposed Rules:

None

Notices:

  • Roadway Worker Authority Limits-Importance of Clear Communication, Compliance With Applicable Rules and Procedures, and Ensuring That Appropriate Safety Redundancies Are in Place in the Event of Miscommunication or Error Pages 70268 – 70270 [FR DOC # 2014-27955] PDFText | 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:

None

Proposed Rules:

None

Notices:

  • List of Delayed Applications Pages 65296 – 65296 [FR DOC # 2014-25165] PDFText | More
  • Actions on Special Permit Applications Pages 65297 – 65298 [FR DOC # 2014-25168] PDFText | More
  • Pipeline Safety: Renewal Requests for Special Permit Pages 65477 – 65478 [FR DOC # 2014-26086] PDF | Text | More
  • International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods Pages 65768 – 65768 [FR DOC # 2014-26184] PDFText | More
  • Office of Hazardous Materials Safety; Notice of Application For Special Permits Pages 69559 – 69560 [FR DOC # 2014-27426] PDFText | More
  • Actions on Special Permit Applications Pages 69560 – 69561 [FR DOC # 2014-27427] PDFText | More
  • Delayed Applications Pages 69561 – 69562 [FR DOC # 2014-27428] PDFText | More
  • Notice of Application for Modification of Special Permit Pages 69562 – 69563 [FR DOC # 2014-27430] PDFText | 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 railInternational and DomesticDaniels Training Services815.821.1550Info@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.