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Rules and Regulations, Proposed Rules, & Notices of EPA, FAA, FMCSA, FRA, & PHMSA for February 2016

Rules and Regulations, Proposed Rules, & Notices of EPA, FAA, FMCSA, FRA, & PHMSA for February 2016

Rules and Regulations, Proposed Rules, & Notices of EPA, FAA, FMCSA, FRA, & PHMSA for February 2016

Another month and another raft of regulatory agency publications in the Federal Register.  As an EHS Professional you may find it too much to stay on top of all these changes in the regulations.  That’s the reason for my monthly search through the Federal Register to identify for you the applicable regulations of the following agencies:

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – an administration within the Department of Transportation (DOT).
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) – an administration within the Department of Transportation (DOT).
  • Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) – an administration within the Department of Transportation (DOT).
  • Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) – an administration within the Department of Transportation (DOT).

I couldn’t find any publications related to the management of hazardous waste or the transportation of hazardous materials from the FAA, FMCSA, or FRA.  There were, however, some publications by EPA and PHMSA that may have an impact on how you manage hazardous waste and/or ship hazardous materials.

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.

As you review this document note the different types of publications in the Federal Register and their relative import:

Rules and Regulations – These are notifications of rules and regulations that have passed the review process and will – now or at a later established date – become regulations in the CFR (Code of Federal Regulations).  Complying with them is not an option.

Proposed Rules – These are notifications of a new rule or a modification to an existing one that the agency has in the works.  Interested parties may still submit comments and possibly affect the outcome of a proposed rule.

Notices – For all the things the government does that don’t rise to the level of regulations.  These could be safety notices or announcements of meetings for interested parties regarding proposed rules.

FEBRUARY 1, 2016 THROUGH FEBRUARY 29, 2016
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:

Additions to List of Categorical Non-Waste Fuels Pages 6687 – 6743 [FR DOC # 2016-01866] PDF | Text | More

Proposed Rules:

None

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Notices:

Inquiry To Learn Whether Businesses Assert Business Confidentiality Claims Regarding Waste Import and Export Pages 7788 – 7791 [FR DOC # 2016-03102] PDF | Text | More

Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting-Solid Waste Disposal Facilities and Practices  Pages 8956 – 8957 [FR DOC # 2016-03744] 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:

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:

None

Proposed Rules:

None

Notices:

NONE
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:

Hazardous Materials: Public Meeting Notice for the Research and Development Forum Pages 6103 – 6104 [FR DOC # 2016-02146]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.