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Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 16:17

Using a longstanding and commonsense methodology and based on broad-based input, the Department of Labor (Department) proposes to update and revise the regulations issued under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA or Act) implementing the exemption from minimum wage and overtime pay requirements for executive, administrative, professional, outside sales, and computer employees.  Submit comments by 5/21/2019.

Exposure of Underground Miners to Diesel Exhaust

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 16:15

In response to requests from the public, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is extending the comment period for the Agency's request for information on Exposure of Underground Miners to Diesel Exhaust. This extension will provide stakeholders an opportunity to review and comment on information presented at the Diesel Exhaust Health Effects Partnership meetings that are anticipated for 2019 and 2020.

New Railroad Oil Spill Response Rules Issued by Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 14:44

On February 28, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), “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 “[e]xpands the applicability for COSRPs; modernizes the requirements for COSRPs; requires railroads to share information about high-hazard flammable train (HHFT) operations with State and tribal emergency response commissions to improve community preparedness; and incorporates by reference a voluntary standard.

SEE: https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/new-railroad-oil-spill-response-rules-...

Request; Requirements for Generators, Transporters, and Waste Management Facilities Under the RCRA Hazardous Waste Manifest System

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 14:40

Information Collection Requests (ICRs) issued by EPA are typically pro forma notices alerting the regulated community that EPA is submitting a federally-required form for renewal to the Government Printing Office (GPO). On February 8, 2019, however, EPA issued an ICR that would alter the information contained in the RCRA hazardous waste manifest. 84 Fed. Reg. 2854.

IHMM Leadership Update

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 14:38

IHMM’s Chair of the Board Matthew Redmann had some good professional news for us in that he has been assigned the task of creating a new initiative at Harley Davidson. Unfortunately for us that also means he will not be able to take the helm as Chair, so Richie Spangler our Vice Chair, has assumed the role as Chair of the Board and Matthew has gone back to the position of Vice Chair. Congratulations to Richie, and all the best to Matthew in his new challenges with Harley!

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