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DG Digest: HM-215N Limbo and the EPA Releases (Draft) Greenhouse Gas Emissions — 1990-2015

DG Digest: HM-215N Limbo and the EPA Releases (Draft) Greenhouse Gas Emissions — 1990-2015

Today marks the beginning of the second month of the “regulatory freeze” order by the new Trump Administration.  Action in the field remains at a low level as the often brand-new leadership in the various federal agencies goes about reviewing the current status of their respective departments’ projects.  On the DOT front, speculation continues over

DG Digest: OSHA Collection Request for Info on Construction Fall Protection and Delay in New STB Metric

And the freeze goes on.  The United States continues to labor under the regulatory freeze imposed by the new administration.  No specific end dates have yet been set for the action.  One hopeful rumor (and it is at this point only rumor) is that the new Transportation Secretary, the Honorable Ms. Elaine Chao, may soon

DG Digest: Riding the Deep Freeze…and the CPSC to Hear Arguments on Portable Generator Emissions

The third week of the regulatory freeze finds the anticipated result impacting the current pace of activity—the last week saw action drop off to a minimal level.  At present, when and how the freeze will lift and exactly what final impact it may have on what was planned before its implementation remains unclear—we’ll be watching

DG Digest: regulatory freeze may mean rollbacks and will PHMSA preempt Oregon’s haz waste rule?

The new week brings with it uncertainty over the current regulatory situation.  On January 21st, 2017, the newly installed Trump Administration imposed a regulatory freeze on US federal rulemaking.  As a result, rules not yet finalized for submission to the Federal Register were placed in hold status; rules which had been finalized but were not

DG Digest: PHMSA Harmonization, DOT Updates Drug-Test Program, and the EPA Modernizes Risk Management Plan

The week kicks off with the new Trump administration in place in Washington placing a “moratorium” on new rulemaking on the federal level.  Rulemakings already in the pipeline will potentially be delayed as well.  At press time the exact impact of the action is still somewhat cloudy.  Be sure to see next week’s blog for

DG Digest: Marking Our One Year Anniversary with an Issue Packed-Full of DG News!

Happy Martin Luther King Day, everyone!  I hope that this Civil Rights pioneer’s great legacy will help to positively inform your week.  It’s also the first anniversary of this blog—the DG Digest is a year old today!  I enjoy bringing you the latest and greatest from the world of DG Transport, Environmental, and HS&E regulations

DG Digest: FDA Actions on Lithium Batteries, EPA on Subsurface Intrusion, and Brazil to Adopt UMR

Greetings, everyone.  The first complete new week of the New Year was categorized by relatively limited regulatory action, perhaps as everyone got back from the holiday and prepared to launch into the swing of things.  Nevertheless, here are the items of note: FDA Lithium batteries continue their long reach into the affairs of the regulatory

DG Digest: EPA Updates RMP to Reduce Accidents and Updates on Drug & Alcohol Testing from FRA/FMCSA

Happy New Year!  I’m sure I speak for the entire Labelmaster family when I express our hope that you will enjoy a safe, happy, and prosperous 2017.  Today’s digest covers the last two weeks of the year just concluded.  Although activity was minimal, a number of issues worth noting occurred over the holiday period, so

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