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12/03/2018 - IME Publishes Guidelines for IMESAFR-based QRA
10/11/2018 - Six IME Member Companies Earn the Respected Tricia Appleton Award for Safety
10/11/2018 - Nine Companies Earn the 2018 Safety & Health Certificates of Excellence
09/28/2018 - Senate Committee Advances Chemical Security Bill - Including Relief for Explosive Materials
09/26/2018 - IME Publishes New SLP on QRA
09/14/2018 - IMESAFR Peer Review Confirms Activities to be Meaningful and Appropriate
09/07/2018 - IME Applauds Senate Bill Reauthorizing DHS Chemical Security Program that Addresses Industry Concern of Duplicative Regulation
08/29/2018 - IME to Press UN to Clarify Definition of AN (UN 0222) to Prevent Misinterpretation & Misapplication
06/25/2018 - PHMSA Accepts IME/AESC Standard
06/13/2018 - IME & Austin Powder Tell Senate Panel to Rid CFATS of Duplicative Regulation
04/15/2018 - Halifax Port Authority to Allow Class 1 Cargoes
01/22/2018 - IME Welcomes Dr. Josh Hoffman
01/02/2018 - IME announces the release of the AN engine of IMESAFR, IME's Quantitative Risk Assessment Software Tool.
12/27/2017 - Ron Thomas Retires from the Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME)
12/14/2017 - IME Opposes Provision Banning the Use of Explosives in Certain Coal Mining Operations
12/14/2017 - Institute of Makers of Explosives Responds to NAS Precursors Report
11/02/2017 - ATF FELeZ Check
11/01/2017 - IMESAFR Peer Review - RFP
10/20/2017 - IME Awards Prestigious Tricia Appleton Award for Safety to Seven Companies
10/20/2017 - IME Awards 2017 Safety & Health Certificates of Excellence
09/28/2017 - IME Announces Opening for a Director of Technical Services
09/06/2017 - ATF Guidance on Disaster Preparedness for Federal Firearms Licensees and Federal Explosive Licensees Permittees
07/20/2017 - IME Participated in the ICE Meeting in VA
07/20/2017 - IME Represented at UN Sessions of TDG and GHS
07/18/2017 - IME 2017 Annual Meeting Held in San Antonio, TX
05/24/2017 - In Memoriam
03/03/2017 - Institute of Makers of Explosives Names John Boling as Vice President of Government Affairs
12/28/2016 - Final EPA RMP Rule Leaves AN to OSHA – IME Major Concerns Addressed
09/23/2016 - Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) Champion Award Recipient for the 114th Congress
09/23/2016 - Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) Champion Award Recipient for the 114th Congress
09/22/2016 - TIME Letter to the Editor
09/15/2016 - OSHA Defers to DOT on Hazard Communication (Hazcom) Standards in Transportation
08/12/2016 - IME says "No Thank You" to OSHA's PSM Proposal
07/14/2016 - House Committee Directs OSHA not to add Ammonium Nitrate to the PSM Program
07/13/2016 - IME Has Joined with MSHA to Issue a Safety Alert
07/08/2016 - On the Path to Victory for Drone Usage
07/07/2016 - Delaware Passes Drone Bill Protecting Critical Infrastructure
07/07/2016 - House Passes Legislation Improving Mine Education
06/24/2016 - Rep. Curbelo Picks up the Baton in the House to Deny Transfers of Explosives to Terrorists
06/23/2016 - Sen. Collins Proposes to Deny Transfers of Explosives to Terrorists
06/22/2016 - IME Signs Safety Alliance Agreement with Mine Safety and Health Administration
06/10/2016 - Senate Committee Directs OSHA to Report Where AN Storage Regs Need Updating
06/08/2016 - Senate Passes Bi-partisan Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Compromise (Update)
05/27/2016 - Senate Homeland Security Spending Bill Addresses IME Concerns
05/26/2016 - House Passes Bi-partisan Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Compromise
05/26/2016 - Barletta Scores Victory When FMCSA Shelves Safety Fitness Determination Rule
05/11/2016 - ATF, SFMO Announce Origin and Cause in West, Texas Fatality Fire
03/24/2016 - OSHA Issues Final Crystalline Silica Rule
03/18/2016 - Senator Blunt Challenges Secretary of Labor on Ammonium Nitrate
02/11/2016 - Senate Passes Customs Reauthorization Conference Report -- Next Step White House
02/10/2016 - Supreme Court Stays Obama Landmark Environmental Regulation
01/26/2016 - IME Responds to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board Report and Recommendations from the West Fertilizer Explosion and Fire
01/21/2016 - PHMSA Finalizes Rule to Incorporate Proven Special Permits into the Hazardous Materials Regulations
01/21/2016 - FMCSA Proposal to Recalculate Motor Carriers' Fitness to Operate
01/21/2016 - President Vetoes Legislation Overturning Onerous Water Regulation
01/15/2016 - IME Moves to Protect ATF Programmatic Funding Serving the Commercial Explosives Industry
01/15/2016 - House Votes to Overturn Obama Water Rule
01/06/2016 - IME Applauds 2015 Mining Safety Record
12/22/2015 - Obama Vetoes Climate Rules Rollback Bills
12/18/2015 - PHMSA Delivers "Huge" Present to Industry
12/17/2015 - House Passes Trade Bill -- IME Residue Provision Included
12/03/2015 - President Signs Long-Term Transportation Conference Report -- IME Priorities Included
12/02/2015 - DHS 'Pauses' Rulemaking Impacting Ammonium Nitrate (AN)
08/18/2015 - New Era for HMSP Holders
05/31/2015 - SENATORS WEIGH IN ON AMMONIUM NITRATE SECURITY
05/18/2015 - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Approves First Variance Based on IMESAFR
05/15/2015 - FY 2016 THUD Bill Advances with HMSP Rider
05/15/2015 - Curbing CBP Authority to Impose Tariffs on Container Residues
04/29/2015 - The Dent HMSP Rider is Retained in the FY 2016 THUD Appropriations Bill
01/30/2015 - Senate Approves Keystone Pipeline
12/18/2014 - HR 4007 is Signed
12/15/2014 - FY 2015 "Cromnibus" is Enacted with IME Supported Policy Riders
12/11/2014 - Congress Enacts CFATS Authorization Legislation
12/10/2014 - Senate Clears HR 4007 -- CFATS Authorization Legislation
12/10/2014 - Hazardous Materials Safety Permit (HMSP) Rider Included in the FY 2015
12/10/2014 - FY 2015 Cromnibus Includes Rider to Suspend the Restart Provision under HOS Rules
11/12/2014 - IME Asks EPA to Withdraw its ?Waters of the U.S.? Proposal
11/06/2014 - IME Files Comments on EPA's Risk Management Program
10/29/2014 - Senators Weigh in Against Expanding RMP to Ammonium Nitrate
10/16/2014 - IME Files Comments Urging a Bright Line Between ATF and DHS Regulation of Explosives and Explosive Precursors
10/14/2014 - IME Files Comments on PHMSA's Proposed Safety Fitness Standards
09/15/2014 - IME Files Comments of Proposal for Bulk Explosives Truck Standards
08/12/2014 - Institute of Makers of Explosives Welcomes Manager of Government Affairs
08/01/2014 - Senate Committee Reports Much Anticipated CFATS Authorization Legislation
07/29/2014 - Dyno Nobel Receives Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis Award for Excellence
07/16/2014 - US, Canada, Mexico to Meet on Environmental Issues
07/08/2014 - House Passes Legislation to Authorize the CFATS Program
07/08/2014 - Rulemaking to Incorporate Standards for Multi-purpose Bulk Trucks Heads to the Federal Register
06/09/2014 - IME Responds to the Release of the Interagency Working Group?s Executive Order 13650 Report for the President on Improving Chemical Facilities Safety and Security
05/27/2014 - Dent Says NO to Redundant CFATS Background Check
05/06/2014 - FMCSA Told to Provide Due Process to HMSP Holders
05/06/2014 - No User Fees for PHMSA
04/30/2014 - CFATS Legislation Advances
04/30/2014 - Fixing the Ammonium Nitrate Security Program
04/30/2014 - Advancing the Goals of Chemical Safety and Security
04/16/2014 - IME Urges Safe Handling of Ammonium Nitrate on the Anniversary of the West, TX Explosion
04/14/2014 - IME Announces the Hiring of Debra Satkowiak as President
04/09/2014 - HMTA Reauthorization Proposals
03/31/2014 - Senators Oppose Regulation of Ammonium Nitrate (AN) Under EPA's RMP Rule
03/31/2014 - IME Files Comments Encouraging Improved Chemical Safety and Security
03/21/2014 - IME Files Comments on Hazardous Materials Research Projects
03/18/2014 - FMCSA Releases MAP-21 on the Hazardous Materials Safety Program (HMSP) Program
03/16/2014 - IME Submits Papers to the 45th Session of the UN TDG
03/04/2014 - Administration Reproposes User Fees for Special Permits and Approvals
03/04/2014 - CFATS Personnel Surety Program
03/03/2014 - ISEE Endorses IME's AN Safety and Security Guidelines
02/10/2014 - IME Files Comments Opposing OSHA Silica Proposal
02/07/2014 - CFATS Authorization Bill Introduced in the House
01/15/2014 - EPA Releases Bristol Bay Mine Study
01/15/2014 - 2013 Edition of the Training Video "Responding to Highway Incidents Involving Commercial Explosives"
01/14/2014 - FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations
01/13/2014 - Meehan and Shimkus Step Up to Protect Security-Sensitive Chemical Information
12/16/2013 - Industry Seeks Information About PHMSA Program Priorities and Expenditures
12/13/2013 - International Association of Fire Chiefs Sponsor Ammonium Nitrate Guidelines
12/11/2013 - IME Announces the Retirement of Chris Ronay
12/09/2013 - Legislation Introduced to Clarify EPA?s General Duty Clause
12/08/2013 - Rep. Sam Graves Asks FMCSA for Action on the HMSP Program
11/27/2013 - Ontario To Ban Coal
11/14/2013 - Customs Container Residue Pilot Postponed
11/08/2013 - OSHA Proposes to Publish Employer Injury & Illness Data Online
11/05/2013 - IME Requests DHS to Delay Residue Importation Procedures
10/30/2013 - Dent Requests HMSP Assessment
10/29/2013 - OSHA Extends Deadline on Silica Proposal
10/25/2013 - Senator John Barrasso Opposes RMP Regulation of Ammonium Nitrate
10/24/2013 - Tom Dowling Passes
10/17/2013 - IME Urges Prompt Review of Rulemaking to Incorporate Standards for MBTs in Federal Regulations
10/17/2013 - TWIC Revised Application Form Advances
10/10/2013 - Ronald D. Thomas Joins IME
10/09/2013 - US-Canadian Harmonization
10/09/2013 - TWIC Under the Microscope Again
10/09/2013 - NSSGA Endorses IME's AN Guidelines
09/24/2013 - Proposal for the Safe Transport of Bulk Explosives Clears PHMSA
09/19/2013 - Continuing Appropriations for FY 2014
09/06/2013 - Agencies Issue Advisory on Ammonium Nitrate
08/08/2013 - Arpin Named to Head Explosives Regulatory Division (Canada)
08/03/2013 - Congressional Consideration of FY 2014 Transportation Appropriations Stalled
08/02/2013 - House Passes Regulatory Review Bill
08/01/2013 - Administration Announced Plan to Improve Safety and Security of Nation's Chemical Facilities
08/01/2013 - House Hearing Looks at the Problem of Unidentified Noncompliant Chemical Facilities
07/31/2013 - IME Responds to Agency Best Practice Request for Handling Ammonium Nitrate
07/31/2013 - B. Todd Jones Confirmed to be ATF Director
07/29/2013 - IME Asks CRS to Correct Report on Ammonium Nitrate
07/26/2013 - House Passes Coal Ash Measure
07/25/2013 - Truck/Rail Container Residue Legislation Introduced in the House
07/24/2013 - IMESAFR Training Set for Troisdorf, Germany Sept. 24-26
07/22/2013 - PHMSA Seeks Volunteers for Paperless Pilot Program
07/15/2013 - DOT Offers Free Emergency Response Training in Hagerstown, MD on Sept. 12
07/12/2013 - IME Supports Revisions to TWIC Application Form
07/11/2013 - DOT/IG Initates Audit of PHMSA?s Progress In Improving Its Special Permits and Approvals Program
07/11/2013 - ATF Nominee Backed by Senate Judiciary Panel
07/01/2013 - IME Files Comments on PHMSA's Reg Flex Review of its Special Permits and Approvals Program
06/28/2013 - DOT Gets a New Secretary and Congress Advances FY 14 DOT Appropriations
06/19/2013 - Waxman Explosives Notification Amendment Adopted
06/18/2013 - Legislation Does Not Include Special Permit and Approval User Fees
06/14/2013 - West, TX Hearings Announced in the Senate
06/11/2013 - Former IME President Fred Smith Passes
06/11/2013 - IME Signs AAI Letter of Support for TSCA Legislation
06/09/2013 - JIEDDO Joins IME Efforts to Obtain an Internationally Harmonized Standard for Explosives Track/Trace Markings and Recordkeeping
06/07/2013 - FY 2014 DHS Appropriations Bill Passed the House
06/07/2013 - OMB Urged to Advance the Administration?s Environmental Agenda
06/03/2013 - Passing of Sen. Lautenberg at 89
05/22/2013 - IME submits two INF Papers for the 43rd Session of the UN TDG
05/22/2013 - Bipartisan Bill to Reform TSCA Introduced in the Senate
05/22/2013 - FY 2014 DHS Appropriations Bill Reported from House Committee
05/20/2013 - IME Reissues Emergency Routing Poster
05/09/2013 - Terrorism Gap Amendment Filed to Immigration Legislation
05/09/2013 - IME Opposes Proposed User Fees for Special Permits and Approvals
05/06/2013 - IME Endorses Legislation to Close the Terror Gap Loophole
05/01/2013 - Rahall to Run for Re-election in the House
04/12/2013 - FY 2014 Budget Request ? ATF
04/12/2013 - FY 2014 Budget Request ? DHS
04/12/2013 - FY 2014 Budget Request ? PHMSA
04/01/2013 - Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal of NO2 Standard
03/30/2013 - IME Remembers Dave Lilly
03/26/2013 - SAFEX Issues 1st Quarter 2013 Newsletter
03/22/2013 - FMCSA Assessment of the Hazardous Materials Safety Permit Kicks Off
03/22/2013 - Busy Week for Chemical Security
03/22/2013 - Congress Closes Out FY 2013 Appropriations
03/19/2013 - EPA Delays Perchlorate Rule
03/15/2013 - Congress Gets an Update on CFATS Implementation
03/15/2013 - HMSP Reforms ? Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO) Raises the ?ALSR? Issue
03/12/2013 - Senate Appropriations Reports Funding Measure for the Remainder of FY 2013
03/06/2013 - House Appropriations Committee Reports FY13 Continuing Resolution
03/06/2013 - FMCSA Changes CSA HM BASIC Guidance Per IME Request
03/05/2013 - IME Supports Legislation to Disqualify Individuals Names on the TSDB from Possessing Explosives
03/04/2013 - PHMSA Promptly Addresses Engine Requirment for MBT Loading and Unloading Operations
03/04/2013 - McCarty Nominated to Head EPA
03/04/2013 - White House to Nominate McCarthy as New EPA Chief
03/01/2013 - Legislation to Clarify EPA's General Duty Clause Reintroduced in Congress with Industry Support
03/01/2013 - Wicsonsin Senate Narrowly Approves
01/29/2013 - U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood Announces That He Will Not Serve for a Second Term
01/24/2013 - Lautenberg Reintroduces Legislation to Bar Terrorists from Obtaining Explosives Licenses or Permits
01/24/2013 - DC Circuit Declines to Rehear CASPR Suit
01/18/2013 - President Obama to Nominate B. Todd Jones as Permanent Director of ATF
01/16/2013 - CSB to Hold Webcast on 2011 Fireworks Incident
01/15/2013 - HazMat Transportation Safety Symposium
01/11/2013 - Rockerfeller to Retire
01/10/2013 - Magdy El-Sibaie Returns to PHMSA
01/10/2013 - PHMSA's 2013 HazMat Regulatory Priorities
01/09/2013 - House E&E Subcommittee to Split Environmental and Energy Roles
01/07/2013 - PHMSA Names Rick Kowalewski Acting Associate Administrator for Hazardous Materials Safety
01/04/2013 - CIE Calls for Papers for 2013 Conference
01/04/2013 - 2012 Regulatory Agenda Released
11/30/-0001 - Customs Container Residue Pilot Postponed