Materials & Handling
The widespread use and waste disposal of PFAS has led to their finding their way into groundwater and drinking water. Already, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has established a drinking water lifetime health advisory guideline for two of the most common PFAS compounds and several states have issued clean-up criteria and fish advisories. Now EPA has issued an action plan to evaluate maximum contaminant levels under the Safe Water Drinking Act, including adding certain PFAS compounds to the next Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule.
BPA is on the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment’s (OEHHA) list of chemicals “known to the State to cause reproductive toxicity for purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986,” otherwise known as California Proposition 65. NAFEM members are reminded that they must label consumer products with BPA and any of the other materials on the list, or provide a report explaining why you believe a warning label is not required.
The transportation industry has undergone tremendous change in the past few years. New regulations have reduced the number of hours qualified drivers can operate and tightened driver qualifications – which reduced the number of qualified drivers.
On April 18, the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) guidelines introduced a major change to the concealed damage claim rule.