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2014-04-29 16:23:40

ARLINGTON, Va., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) yesterday joined 15 industry organizations in a letter to President Obama calling for enhancements to chemical facility safety and security. The letter responds to Executive Order (EO) 13650, which directs the federal government to improve coordination with state and local partners; enhance federal agency coordination and information sharing; modernize policies,...

2014-04-01 16:21:55

ARLINGTON, Va., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) filed comments to the Chemical Facility Safety and Security Working Group in response to Executive Order 13650, Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security, Section 6(a) - Solicitation of Public Input on Options for Policy, Regulation, and Standards Modernization. Section 6(a) tasks the working group with considering options to improve and modernize key...

2014-03-26 20:20:24

GBTA Says: Silence is Golden ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) - the voice of the global business travel industry - filed comments on the Department of Transportation's Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) Use of Mobile Wireless Devices for Voice Calls on Aircraft. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110609/DC16833LOGO Reflecting feedback from across GBTA membership, which encompasses...

2014-03-14 23:01:24

ACCT strongly encourages the Administration to reconsider the “low-cost, low-risk” proposal that was offered by the community college negotiators during the 2013 negotiated rulemaking sessions. Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) has supported the effort to evaluate “gainful employment” programs based on the debt that students would incur and their expected earnings. Unfortunately, the proposed regulations do not account for...

2014-03-11 16:21:45

ARLINGTON, Va., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) filed comments yesterday with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in response to the agency's Proposed Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100811/NACDLOGO In the comments, NACD expressed several concerns about the proposed rule, strongly encouraging OSHA to...

2014-02-04 11:42:11

Researchers quantify how long it takes the FDA to enact a formal rule affecting drugs, medical devices and other health-related products In a study published in Health Affairs on February 3, 2014, Aaron Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH, and co-authors, quantify how long it takes the FDA to enact a formal rule affecting drugs, medical devices and other health-related products. The FDA frequently uses rulemaking to establish or modify the way it regulates the medical product marketplace....

2014-01-22 16:22:24

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) announced today that the public comment period and series of public hearings on the proposed oil and gas surface activities regulation will be extended. "One of the clear messages we've been getting through this hearing and comment process, from both industry and environmental groups, is that we should hold additional hearings and extend the...

2014-01-17 12:20:47

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will publish a Patterns of Safety Violations Rule which implements the agency's authority to shut down a bus or truck company if the company, or a company officer, has a history of purposely violating federal safety regulations. The rule is one of the new enforcement tools that the agency has developed in recent years to target high-risk carriers that endanger...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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