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DG Digest: PHMSA releases pair of useful guides, FMCSA may reduce State fees collected from motor carriers

DG Digest: PHMSA releases pair of useful guides, FMCSA may reduce State fees collected from motor carriers

Although the calendar says that summer doesn’t end until September 22nd, for all practical purposes summer ended yesterday with the Labor Day holiday.  Hopefully everyone had a safe and happy long weekend!  The last week of the traditional summer season was unusually busy from a regulatory standpoint, with a number of actions rolling in to

DG Digest: FMCSA reviewing HOS rules, FAA seeks further data on drones, and the EPA wants to designate certain ‘high-priority’ chemicals

The penultimate week of the summer season was not quite as busy as last week’s heavy action; however, the federal government did have some actions of note, particularly to motor carriers, drone aircraft operators, and chemical manufacturers.  See the week’s events below: FMCSA The agency proposed amendments to its hours-of-service (HOS) requirements to provide greater

DG Digest: PHMSA revisits requalification period for certain DOT 4-series cylinders, issues special permits

Summer doldrums this week as regulatory activity eases along. August is traditionally a slow month in our nation’s capital. PHMSA however stayed active and is the only player in this week’s digest. Here’s all the latest: PHMSA PHMSA is proposing to revise requirements on the requalification period for certain DOT 4-series specification cylinders in non-corrosive

DG Digest: Regulatory Agencies Announce Adjustments to Civil Penalties

Summer continues into its traditionally warmest month; be sure your employees remain able to cope with the heat that can afflict our workplaces. It’s also a heavy vacation month and the reduced staffing that can result can pressurize employees that are covering vacationing colleagues; be on the lookout for people who may be trying a little

DG Digest: WA State v. Federal Government — jurisdiction at stake in dispute over crude oil volatility limits

As is often the case in the mid-summer, the regulatory news is a little sparse this week; however, PHMSA offers an interesting request for comments regarding federal primacy in interstate transport, and OSHA had reasons to publish also.  See all the latest below: PHMSA Interested parties are invited to comment on an application by the

DG Digest: EPA to limit some feedback under Toxic Substances Control Act

It’s hot, right? Mid-summer is here with tremendous heat and we all have to protect our employees. Remember the basics: provide plenty of water, make sure employees take more frequent breaks in a cool area, caution them against overexertion in the heat, and keep an extra eye open for people struggling in the weather. Let’s all do our

DG Digest: Should training providers be able to administer CDL skills testing?

The summer doldrums continue in the regulatory sector, with minimal activity underway.  The FMCSA is the big player this week, with a significant proposal to modify CDL driver testing standards.  Here’s all the latest: FMCSA The agency proposes to allow States to permit a third party skills test examiner to administer the Commercial Driver’s License

DG Digest: FAA may ease fire protection rules for transport aircraft

Last week included a holiday period and as such regulatory activity was at rather low ebb.  However, the FMCSA stayed fairly busy with several issuances, and the FAA announced an interesting new NPRM related to fire protection standards for transport aircraft.  See the week’s action below: FMCSA The agency amended its Hazardous Materials Safety Permit

DG Digest: TSA issues ICR to stakeholders engaged in surface transportation

The week found the United States and her allies marking the 75th Anniversary of the World War 2 invasion of Normandy in France, beginning the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi rule.  The Labelmaster family joins with our fellow citizens in expressing gratitude for the bravery and sadness at the sacrifice of those who took

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