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DG Digest: PHMSA rejects Oregon hazardous waste petition

DG Digest: PHMSA rejects Oregon hazardous waste petition

Fall began with a roar across the country as heavy weather rolled in—a good reminder to have your workplace ready to cope.  In regulatory news, the FMCSA takes the lead this week with a large technical update to its core regulations.  Here’s all the latest: FMCSA The agency published an amendment making technical corrections throughout

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: 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: PHMSA seeks nominees for first ever lithium battery committee

We begin the final month of the spring with a fairly busy week.  Before too long the summer vacation and holiday season will begin; it’s easy for some employees to become a little preoccupied.  Let’s make sure we all keep focused on the safety of our workplace!  It’s been a busy week in the regulatory

DG Digest: PHMSA releases draft rule: lithium battery harmonization may be upon us

PHMSA The agency, in consultation with the Federal Railroad Administration and pursuant to the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) of 2015, issued a final rule to revise and clarify requirements for comprehensive oil spill response plans (COSRPs) and to expand their applicability based on petroleum oil thresholds that apply to an entire train

DG Digest: FRA publishes emergency relief docket and DOT reviewing need for some external guidance documents

The last two weeks found federal agencies slowly returning to their normal schedules following the recent shutdown.  The result?  A much busier DG Digest!  Meanwhile, much of the country is experiencing the grip of the depth of winter.  Is your workplace safe for employees?  Remember to keep your walkways clear and dry, watch inside flooring

DG Digest: PHMSA’s proposed harmonization rule — HM-215O — released, comment period closes early in 2019

Hopefully everyone has had a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday period—welcome back!  The last two busy weeks of regulatory activity are below, with the elephant in the room being the release this morning of PHMSA’s HM-215O International Harmonization NPRM, or proposed rule.  This rule, once implemented, would align US regulations with those found in the

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