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03/22/2017 - test
03/03/2017 - Institute of Makers of Explosives Names John Boling as Vice President of Government Affairs
03/03/2017 - IME is Recruiting a Government Affairs Professional
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
01/07/2013 - PHMSA Publishes Final Harmonization Rules
01/04/2013 - CIE Calls for Papers for 2013 Conference
01/04/2013 - 2012 Regulatory Agenda Released
12/28/2012 - East/Gulf Coast Port Strike Deadline Extention - Update
12/28/2012 - Lisa Jackson to Leave EPA - Statement
12/27/2012 - Jackson Leaving EPA
12/27/2012 - IME Files Comments on PHMSA Incident Data Collection, Analysis, and Use
12/21/2012 - AEISG Sponsors QRA/IMESAFR Seminar and Training
12/21/2012 - EPA Finalizes Boiler Rule
12/20/2012 - Mikulski to Head Senate Appropriations Committee
12/20/2012 - TRB Recognizes IMESAFR in Report on Research Needs
12/20/2012 - Rogers to Leave House Homeland Security Committee
12/19/2012 - Conferees reject Akin Standard for Motor Carrier Safety & Security
12/18/2012 - SAFEX Issues 4th Quarter 2012 Newsletter
12/18/2012 - IAFC Reminds Members of Proper Response to Explosives Incidents
12/18/2012 - Leahy to Take Appropriations Gavel
12/14/2012 - Patterns of Safety Violations
12/13/2012 - IME Safety Library Videos Now Streaming On-Line
12/12/2012 - SAFEX Briefs SA Navy on QRA and IMESAFR V2.0
12/07/2012 - IME Briefs USCG on Potential Use of QRA
12/07/2012 - Senate Blunts Akin Standard for Motor Carrier Safety & Security
11/30/2012 - HazMat Endorsement (HME) -- Information Collection Request (ICR) Comments
11/28/2012 - Changes in House Committee Chairmen for the 113th Congress
11/11/2012 - IMESAFR V2.0 Training Session Scheduled for ISEE Conference
11/09/2012 - IME Remembers Former Canadian Regulator, Constatin Matusoff
11/08/2012 - IME Announces Information about the 2013 EPP and CIE Meetings
11/07/2012 - IME Submits INF Papers to 42nd Session of the UN TDG Sub-committee
11/05/2012 - IME Hits the CA Airwaves
10/31/2012 - IME Supports PhD in Explosives Engineering at MS&T
10/30/2012 - IME Turns the Tide on EU Track and Trace Directive
10/04/2012 - IME and FEEM Give EC Draft Guidance on Track and Trace Directive
10/02/2012 - SAFEX Issues 3rd Quarter 2012 Newsletter
09/28/2012 - FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro to Consider Request to Provide an Alternative to Prove "Fitness" Under the HMSP Program
09/22/2012 - Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest
09/22/2012 - Stop the War on Coal Act
09/19/2012 - IME Recommends Update of ATF Ruling 77-24
09/19/2012 - ATF Announces Explosives Industry Meeting October 25 and 26, 2012
09/18/2012 - WVDEP Study Finds No Harm from Blasting Fumes
09/13/2012 - Rep. Tim Holden Brings HMSP Reform to CSA Hearing
09/11/2012 - HMSP Reform -- Rep. Nick Rahall Weighs in for Industry
09/06/2012 - Canadian Government Announces new GHG rules for Coal-Fired Plants
08/28/2012 - ATF Guidance for Natural Disasters
08/27/2012 - South African Navy Requests Briefing on QRA
08/22/2012 - IME Meets with US Trade Rep on EU Track and Trace Directive
08/22/2012 - DC Circuit Rejects EPA Transport Rule
08/21/2012 - Lead Dinitrate on REACH List of Potential Banned Substances
08/08/2012 - TSA Finalizes Adoption of HM-232F for HSSM List
08/06/2012 - Fuel Leak Reported with 2011 Dodge 5500 Diesel Truck
08/06/2012 - Legislation Introduced to Limit EPA Regulation of Chemical Facilities
07/31/2012 - ATF Issues Ruling Allowing Wood Floors in Type IV Magazines
07/30/2012 - Department of Energy Reports 27 Gigawatts of Coal-Fired Capacity to Retire in the Next Five Years
07/26/2012 - Bipartisan TSCA Reform Falls Apart
07/24/2012 - CFATS Personnel Surety Proposal Withdrawn
07/18/2012 - DC Circuit Hands EPA Victory on NO2 NAAQS
07/18/2012 - NFPA Issues 9th Edition of the Fire and Life Safety Inspection Manual
07/17/2012 - ATF Schedules Conference with Regulated Industry October 25th and 26th
07/13/2012 - Patriot Coal Files for Bankruptcy
07/13/2012 - House Passes HR 4402, Legislation to Aid Rare Earth Mineral Mining
07/10/2012 - MSHA and Industry Blamed for Dramatic Rise in Black Lung Disease in Miners
07/05/2012 - Chris Watson Retires from NRCan
07/03/2012 - EPA Retains Current Threshold for Tailoring Rule Applicability
07/03/2012 - Legislation Amending the TWIC Program Advances
07/03/2012 - PHMSA Publishes Revised Policy on Fitness Determinations for Classification Approvals
06/29/2012 - SAFEX Issues 2nd Quarter 2012 Newsletter
06/29/2012 - Appeals Court Severs Utility MACT Lawsuit
06/28/2012 - STR Conference Agreement
06/26/2012 - FMCSA Fixes HMSP Rates
06/26/2012 - Appeals Court Upholds GHG Rules
06/25/2012 - MSHA Clarifies Fall Protection Standard -- Sort Of
06/25/2012 - June 2012 Short-Term Energy Outlook Released
06/21/2012 - Senate Republicans Fail to Sink Utility MACT
06/21/2012 - IME Supports DGAC Petition to Remove PG from Explosives in Hazmat Table
06/20/2012 - Lightning Implicated in Indian Quarry Fatalities
06/20/2012 - House Appropriations Committee Rejects DOT's Special Permit and Approvals User Fee
06/18/2012 - IME Contacts USTR over Emerging Barriers to Trade with EU
06/18/2012 - EPA Releases Draft IRIS Assessment for Ammonia
06/15/2012 - New News
06/13/2012 - IME Issues White Paper on Security for Bulk Truck Access Points
06/13/2012 - Utility Files Suit on EPA Proposed NSPS for Power Plants
06/12/2012 - EPA Extends CDR Deadline
06/08/2012 - IMESAFR Training Scheduled for 7-9 August 2012
06/08/2012 - ATF Posts Explosives Industry Newsletter
06/01/2012 - DOT Releases New Emergency Response Guidebook
05/30/2012 - IME Submits Comments to NRCan on Explosives Regulatory Revision
05/24/2012 - FY 2013 DHS Appropriation -- Rep. Charlie Dent Carries the Day for Industry
05/24/2012 - UN Activities Update
05/18/2012 - Pennsylvania Delegation Endorses IME HazMat Priorities
05/14/2012 - Commercial Explosives Exports Continue a Net Positive Gain for U.S. Trade
05/14/2012 - Commercial Explosives Shipments Continue to Post Superior Safety Statistics
05/14/2012 - Industry Weighs in on Reauthorization of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA)
05/14/2012 - Representative Sam Graves Supports Industry HazMat Priorities
05/11/2012 - MSHA Consolidates Blasting Contractor's ID Numbers
05/11/2012 - FY 2013 -- ATF Appropriations
05/10/2012 - STR Conferees Begin Talks
05/02/2012 - CFATS Top Screen - Don't Forget Heel and Preloads
04/30/2012 - FMCSA Publishes Final Rule on "Reincarnated" Motor Carriers
04/30/2012 - FY 2013 Appropriations -- House Appropriations Committee Reports ATF Funding Legislation
04/25/2012 - West Virginia Fire Marshal Offers Online License Renewals
04/24/2012 - PHMSA Revises Class 1 Inspector Checklist -- Necessary Detail Still Missing
04/23/2012 - FY 2013 Appropriations -- House Subcommittee Matches Senate Mark for ATF
04/19/2012 - FY 2013 Appropriations -- The Program Grows Despite Tough Budget Times
04/19/2012 - FY 2013 PHMSA Appropriations -- A Defeat for User Fees
04/18/2012 - Surface Transportation Reauthorization Reform -- Politics Over Policy
04/18/2012 - Surface Transportation Reauthorization (STR) Reform -- Update
04/10/2012 - PHMSA Pulls Inspector Checklist from Website
04/10/2012 - MSHA Bans Cameras Near Explosives
04/06/2012 - FMCSA Acts to Limit Distribution of PHMSA Inspector?s Guide
04/05/2012 - False Guidance to Inspectors
03/28/2012 - PHMSA Envisions Paperless Hazmat Shipping
03/28/2012 - SAFEX Issues 1st Quarter Newsletter
03/26/2012 - NRCan Issues Proposed Overhaul of Explosives Regulations
03/26/2012 - OSHA Publishes Final GHS Rule
03/26/2012 - Federal Court Invalidates EPA's Veto of Mountaintop Mining Permit
03/16/2012 - FY 13 PHMSA Budget Request
03/14/2012 - EU Traceability Directive Delayed One Year
03/08/2012 - EPA Offers Flexibility in Applying Boiler Rules
03/08/2012 - FY 13 Budget Hearing -- Hazardous Materials Safety Permit
03/07/2012 - IME Releases Revised SLP-20
03/07/2012 - IME Remembers Floyd Clark
03/02/2012 - MD Bill Would Make Binaries Explosives
02/24/2012 - House Republicans to Rework Surface Transportation Bill
02/24/2012 - HME/TWIC Comparability
02/23/2012 - UN Agenda Identifies Explosives Topics for Discussion at 41st Session of the TDG Sub-committee
02/15/2012 - CIE Meeting -- Call for Papers
02/14/2012 - The President's FY 2013 Budget Requests Special Permit and Approval User Fees Again
02/13/2012 - Special Permit and Approval User Fees Again
02/13/2012 - Bob Filer - In Memorium
02/13/2012 - IME is #1 at UN this coming June (Updated 2/22/2012)
02/12/2012 - IME adds UN web pages to IME website
02/08/2012 - Surface Transportation Reauthorization Update
02/03/2012 - HMTA Reauthorization Reported from the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
02/01/2012 - IME Submits Comments on DoC Regulatory Review
01/31/2012 - IME Corrects Typographical Error in SLP-4
01/31/2012 - Surface Transportation and Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA) Reauthorization
01/26/2012 - HMSP Disqualification Rate to be Recalculated
01/24/2012 - ACUS Recommends Federal Agencies Adopt Industry Standards
01/18/2012 - EPA Settlement Would Allow RICE Exception
01/18/2012 - PHMSA Honors Dr. Charles Ke with National Resource Award
01/17/2012 - NACOSH Gives I2P2 and Silica Rules Top Billing
01/16/2012 - IME Submits Comments on FMCSA's Proposed Rule on Reincarnated Carriers
01/11/2012 - EPA Releases GHG Emissions Data
01/11/2012 - OSHA Releases White Paper on I2P2
01/06/2012 - Little Noticed FMCSA Change to Definition of Tank Vehicle May Impact Carriers
01/05/2012 - CSB Releases New Safety Video on Flash Fires
01/04/2012 - Rep. Graves to Admin. Ferro on FMCSA's HazMat Safety Permit
01/03/2012 - ATF Publishes Explosives Industry Newsletter
12/28/2011 - FMSCA Publishes Final Rule on Hours of Service
12/28/2011 - PHMSA Issues RIN for Bulk Truck Rulemaking
12/22/2011 - SAFEX Adds Column on QRA to Its Newsletter
12/22/2011 - EPA Issues Mercury Standards for Coal-Fired Plants
12/20/2011 - IGUS to Celebrate 50 yrs of Service in Berlin
12/19/2011 - Administrative Glitch Threatens Delay of Implementation of EU Traceability Directive
12/19/2011 - FMCSA Proposes Rules to Crack-Down on "Reincarnated" Motor Carriers
12/13/2011 - New Appointments in the Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, DOT
12/08/2011 - Wells Fargo Study Questions Key Assumptions of FMCSA's CSA System
12/08/2011 - Senate Introduces its Version of HMTA Reauthorization Legislation
12/08/2011 - Senate Bill Reauthorizes Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
12/07/2011 - EPA to Allow Internet Access to Non-Off-Site RMP Data
12/05/2011 - SBA Comments on DHS AN Security Proposal
12/05/2011 - Regulatory Accountability Act Passes the House
12/05/2011 - NRCan Issues Updated Requirements for Bulk Mobile Process Units
12/02/2011 - DOT Bans Handheld Mobile Phone Use While Operating a CMV
12/01/2011 - Ammonium Nitrate Comments Filed
12/01/2011 - IME Supports the Regulatory Accountability Act
11/22/2011 - IMESAFR Training Available at the 2012 ISEE Conference Venue
11/22/2011 - FMCSA Accepts Industry Petition for Rulemaking on the Hazardous Materials Safety Permit
11/21/2011 - American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act
11/18/2011 - Canada Amends Transport of Dangerous Goods Regulations
11/17/2011 - Conference of Chief Inspectors of Explosives Issues Call for Papers
11/15/2011 - FY 2012 Appropriations -- PHMSA
11/14/2011 - APT Presents Paper Describing IMESAFR Version 2.0 at PARARI
11/10/2011 - IME Approves Updates to SLP-2, SLP-17, SLP-22, and SLP-23; Adopts New Policy on X-Rays
11/04/2011 - EPA Reinstates TRI Reporting for Hydrogen Sulfide
11/03/2011 - IME Participates in Penn State Blasting Conference
11/02/2011 - ANSI Highlights A10.7 Explosives Standard
10/29/2011 - Queensland Issues Alert on Controlling NOx Fumes in Large Blasts
10/28/2011 - Interior Department Plans to Merge OSM with BLM
10/20/2011 - CSB Releases Investigation Report on 2010 Texas Tech Explosives Accident
10/15/2011 - Video of Controlled Blasting on Elwha Dam, WA
10/13/2011 - OMB Upholds White House Ban on Lobbyists from Federal Advisory Committees
10/12/2011 - Public Meetings on DHS' Proposed AN Security Rule Begin
10/06/2011 - USCG in SEAK Recognizes IMESAFR as Alternative to Q/D
10/05/2011 - IME and APT Co-Author Paper Describing IMESAFR Version 2.0
10/03/2011 - SAFEX Newsletter Addresses Shock Tube Snap, Slap, and Shoots
09/30/2011 - OSHA Extends Comment Period on Injury & Illness Revisions
09/30/2011 - IME Issues Guidance on Response to Latest PHMSA Show Cause Letters
09/29/2011 - DHS Announces Public Meetings for AN Rule
09/22/2011 - IME Participates in FBI Chemical Industry Security Outreach Program
09/21/2011 - Next IMESAFR Training Session Set for November 1-3 in Huntsville, AL
09/20/2011 - IME Member Tread Corp Plans $5M Expansion
09/20/2011 - PHMSA Goes After Remaining Special Permits for Bulk
09/10/2011 - ATF Issues Advisory to Explosives Licensees and Permitees
09/06/2011 - Proposal to EU ADR Would Allow Bulk ANFO
09/02/2011 - IME Participates in Project to Improve UN Test Series 8
09/02/2011 - IME Member Reports Suspicious Transportation Incident
09/01/2011 - NFPA Publishes Ballots on Proposals to 495 and 498
08/22/2011 - ASSE Releases Updated Standard for Handling Explosives in Construction, Demolition Operations
08/20/2011 - Scrap Metal Worker Killed by Explosion
08/09/2011 - IME Meets with TSA on their 23 SAIs
11/08/2010 - Explosives Used to Reduce Hiker Risk
08/25/2010 - MSHA To Address Citation Backlog
07/29/2010 - IME Announces Plans for Release of IMESAFR V1.2 in Early 2011
07/26/2010 - PHMSA Provides Background on High Center of Gravity Estimate
07/19/2010 - Next IMESAFR Training Aug. 24-26 Huntsville, AL
07/12/2010 - PHMSA Still Unable to Support Claims that Bulk Trucks Are Unstable
06/30/2010 - AU Explosive Manufacturer Found Negligent in Fatal Event
06/22/2010 - Deadline Looms on Comments to PHMSA?s ANPRM on Harmonizing ?Combustible? Liquids with the UN Recommendations
06/18/2010 - ATF Offers a Reward of $5,000.00 for Information Regarding Explosives Theft
06/15/2010 - NYS Finalizes Blaster's Licensing Reform
04/28/2010 - NHDES Finalizes Blasting Guidance
04/01/2010 - EPA Issues Mountaintop Mining Guidance
03/31/2010 - Verdict against DEP employees' actions stirs fears
03/15/2010 - IMESAFR Training April 26-28 in the Netherlands
02/03/2010 - Blasting Contractors Getting Squeezed
12/11/2009 - MSHA Withdraws Plans to Issue ANPRM on Explosives Regulations
10/08/2009 - PHMSA Issues Modifications to Terms of Special Permits Used to Transport Bulk Materials for Blasting
09/10/2009 - IME Testifies at House T&I Committee Hearing on PHMSA Oversight
08/14/2009 - IME Issues Guidance to Recipients of PHMSA ?Show Cause? Letters Dated 8/14/09
08/04/2009 - OSHA Puts Explosives Manufacturing into Nation Emphasis Program
02/04/2009 - ATF Issues Guidance on Original Signatures
11/30/2008 - MSHA Opens Docket on Reform of Explosives Regulations
09/26/2008 - House Small Business Subcommittee Urges MSHA to Updates Its Explosives Regulations
09/24/2008 - DHS Revises Guidance on Handling CVI
09/22/2008 - EPA Declines to Regulate Perchlorate
09/04/2008 - IME Provides Guidance on RF Hazards Relative to Mine Communication Systems
07/31/2008 - IME Testifies at House Hearing on MSHA Explosives Regulations
07/03/2008 - Happy 100th Birthday HazMat Regs -- July 1, 1908 -2008
06/23/2008 - CFATS Tiering Letters Going Out this Week
04/29/2008 - IME Offering Free Seminar on Quantitative Risk Assessment for Government Employees
02/28/2008 - SBA Selects IME?s Nomination of MSHA?s Explosives Regulations for r3 Regulatory Reform Initiative
02/27/2008 - New National Emphasis Program Launched on Crystalline Silica
02/14/2008 - MSHA Increases Civil Penalties
02/01/2008 - NYDOL Announces Stakeholder Forums
01/17/2008 - DHS Posts Q&A Clarifying Status of ANFO in Regards to Appendix A
01/05/2008 - New York Embarks on Cooperatively Developed Enhanced Explosives Security Regulations
12/17/2007 - Serious Potential Hazard with the Wizard DSL Galvanometer
12/13/2007 - IME Joins the United Nations Subcommittee on the Globally Harmonized System
12/12/2007 - Common Questions on CFATS Appendix A for Blasting Companies and IME?s Interpretations - UPDATED 12/14/07
12/07/2007 - IME Joins the United Nations Subcommittee on Transport of Dangerous Goods
12/06/2007 - ATF Posts New "Orange Book" On-line
11/30/2007 - MSHA Determines Storage of Division 1.4 Detonators in ATF Type 4 Magazines is Illegal
11/20/2007 - DHS Publishes Final "Appendix A" in Federal Register; 60-Day Clock Starts
10/09/2007 - NRCanada Accepts IMESAFR as Alternative to Quantity/Distance Criteria
10/01/2007 - IME Adopts Standard for Accountability and Security of Bulk Materials
09/24/2007 - Forest Crew Uses Explosives in Wilderness Area
09/24/2007 - California Sets Final Standard for Perchlorate
09/19/2007 - MSHA Announces Changes to Civil Penalty Process
08/09/2007 - IME Pursues Relief from FMCSA Safety Permit
07/13/2007 - Compliance Checklist and Q&As on the DHS Chemical Security Rules
06/28/2007 - Austin Powder Posts Helpful Compliance Information on New DHS Chemical Security Regulations
06/25/2007 - FMCSA to Provide Some Relief on Safety Permit in Response to IME Petition
05/02/2007 - ATF Releases Explosives Security Handbook
04/13/2007 - OSHA Publishes Long-Awaited Proposed Revision of 29 CFR 1910.109
04/02/2007 - DHS Releases Comprehensive Regulations for Securing High Risk Chemical Facilities
03/20/2007 - IME?s Risk Assessment Software Now Available
01/22/2007 - ATF Issues Ruling on Computer Records
01/10/2007 - Senate To Consider New Perchlorate Bills
01/04/2007 - DHS Issues Chemical Facility Security ANPRM
12/19/2006 - EPA Completes TRI Streamlining Rule
12/18/2006 - European Parliament Approves REACH
12/13/2006 - CPSC Publishes Notice of IME Petition in Federal Register
12/11/2006 - Explosives Industry Supports Crazy Horse Memorial
11/14/2006 - 2007 ISEE Conference Line-Up a ?Can?t Miss? Affair
11/07/2006 - MSHA Announces New \"Flagrant Violations\" Procedures
11/02/2006 - Explosives Stolen from Job Site but Quickly Recovered
10/27/2006 - ATF Issues Fall Newsletter to the Explosives Industry
09/11/2006 - CA Proposes Perchlorate Standard
08/31/2006 - Boston\'s US Attorney Named ATF Acting Director
08/10/2006 - MADEP Plans To Name Perchlorate Polluter
08/04/2006 - ATF Director Resigns
07/28/2006 - Explosives Dislodge Problem Logjam on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River
07/27/2006 - Explosives Used Fight Boundry Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Wildfire
07/10/2006 - National Infrastructure Protection Plan Completed by DHS
06/28/2006 - Explosives Tax Struck from House Appropriations Bill
06/27/2006 - House Rules Committee Exposes Explosives Tax
06/26/2006 - Explosives Tax Hinges on Point of Order
06/16/2006 - Explosives Tax Clears House Appropriations Committee
05/24/2006 - China Passes Additional Controls on Industrial Explosives
05/09/2006 - USCG CDC Rule has Significant Impact on AN Handlers
05/08/2006 - Bill McKenny to Retire from NRCan
04/12/2006 - FMCSA Posts Notice of IME\'s Exemption Request on HOS
04/11/2006 - ATF Offers Reward for Information About Explosives Theft
04/10/2006 - PHMSA Adding Expiration Dates to Approvals
02/13/2006 - IME Tests Explosives Risk Modeling Software
01/26/2006 - NFPA Issues Two New Security Standards
01/17/2006 - DHS Posts Civil Servant Questionnaire on Proposed Explosives Knowledge Center
01/11/2006 - ATF Issues Explosives Industry Newsletter
01/10/2006 - DoD Calls for Papers and Exhibitors at 32nd Explosives Safety Seminar
12/21/2005 - USCG Increases Security on AN
12/05/2005 - IME Petitions FMCSA for Rule Change on Safety Permit
12/01/2005 - ATF Provides Interpretation for ?Inhabited Building?
11/21/2005 - PHMSA Proposal on In-transit Storage References SLP-27
10/31/2005 - Explosives Tax is Dropped by Senate Judiciary Committee
10/31/2005 - PADEP Forms Alternatives Committee
10/08/2005 - PADEP Backs Out of Agreement on Alternatives Committee
10/07/2005 - IME and PADEP Agree to Process for Alternatives Committee
10/05/2005 - Explosives Tax Loses Momentum
10/04/2005 - IME and DEP Agree to Stay in Legal Proceedings
09/21/2005 - ATF Issues Special Notice Relative to "Katrina"
09/14/2005 - ATF Adds Clarity to Definition of Highway
09/06/2005 - PA Court Grants IME Hearing for Injunctive Relief
08/26/2005 - IME Files Legal Challenge in PA
08/25/2005 - USGS Posts 2004 U.S. Explosives Consumption Report
08/22/2005 - FMCSA Issues Drivers Hours of Service Rule
08/22/2005 - DOJ Submits Explosives User Fee Legislation to Hill
08/17/2005 - IME Meets with PHMSA to Discuss the Requirement for NEW on Class 1 Shipping Papers
08/15/2005 - MADEP Publishes Draft Report on the Occurrence & Sources of Perchlorate in MA on Agency's Website - See EAC Perchlorate Update pages for information
08/11/2005 - Detonation of Explosives Shipment in Utah
08/02/2005 - NIOSH Closing Explosives Research Program
07/29/2005 - HMTA Reauthorization Passes Congress After Years of Delay
07/21/2005 - IME Intends to File Legal Challenge to Pennsylvania Explosives Storage Regulations
07/08/2005 - UN Subcommittee of Experts on Dangerous Goods Meets in Geneva
06/23/2005 - New OMB Report on Perchlorate is available. See Members Only section for Environmental Affairs Committee
06/23/2005 - EPA Method 332.0 for Perchlorate is Available - EA Committee Pages
06/23/2005 - Senate Appropriations Committee Rejects Explosives User Taxes and Fees
06/16/2005 - IME Partners with TSA and ATA to Help Secure the Nation?s Highways
06/16/2005 - PA Security Regulations Effective this Saturday, June 18th
06/16/2005 - House Rejects Explosives User Taxes and Fees
06/15/2005 - IME has published two new policy papers: (i) Perchlorate White Paper, and (ii) Blasting; Best Practices
06/10/2005 - House Appropriations Committee Rejects Explosives User Taxes and Fees
05/27/2005 - ATF Publishes Final Rule Requiring Marking of Imported Explosives
05/05/2005 - IME and ISEE Update Guidance on Passing Through Airport Security Checkpoints for Commercial Explosive Professionals
04/26/2005 - EQB Approves PADEP Revised Explosives Security Regulation; Legislature Unwilling to Act
04/12/2005 - DoD Seeks Comment on Revision of Contractor Safety Manual 6055.9
04/07/2005 - Draft of Canadian Clear Language Revision of Explosives Regulations Available
04/06/2005 - PADEP Resubmits Proposed Regulation; Makes Nominal Changes, Exempts Fireworks Industry
04/04/2005 - California EPA Has Decided to Retain its 6ppb Public Health Goal for Perchlorate. Please see EAC pages (perchlorate updates) for details.
04/04/2005 - DOJ OIG Releases Inspection Report on ATF Implementation of the Safe Explosives Act
03/25/2005 - PADEP Meets Separately with Industry Segments
03/10/2005 - IRRC Rejects PADEP's Proposed Explosives Security Regulation
03/01/2005 - MADEP Publishes Memo to blasting contractors re Perchlorate Contamination -- See the EAC page for a copy of the memo
02/25/2005 - EPA Sets New RfD for Perchlorate
02/22/2005 - Explosives Regulation User Fees
02/20/2005 - Guidance for Licensees Under ATF Inspection
02/16/2005 - IRRC Schedules Hearing on PADEP Proposals for March 10, 2005
02/11/2005 - Two new Perchlorate reports are available - Check EAC Perchlorate Updates
02/01/2005 - MADEP to Release Blasting Fact Sheet
02/01/2005 - Nitromethane is Suspected Human Carcinogen
02/01/2005 - EPA Signs Final Manifest Rule
01/27/2005 - Check for New LR's from EPA, RSPA, TSA
01/25/2005 - Explosives Industry Stakeholders Meet with IRRC and PA Administration
01/20/2005 - EQB Approves PADEP's Explosives Security Regulations
01/13/2005 - Meeting Scheduled with PA Gov. Rendell and Industry Stakeholders
01/13/2005 - PA Senate Seeks Change from PADEP
01/12/2005 - NAS Perchlorate Press Release
01/12/2005 - Industry SSAFE Coalition Reactivated; Meets with ATF
01/12/2005 - Perchlorate Bills in Congress
01/11/2005 - IME Board of Governors Approves SLP-27; Security in Commercial Explosives Operations
01/06/2005 - IME Submits Comments to PA EQB
01/04/2005 - PA EQB Makes Public Their Intent to Approve PADEP Regulations
01/03/2005 - Prescott Opens ANSI A10.7
12/22/2004 - PA Charging Ahead with Stringent Security Regulations
12/20/2004 - PA Security Regulations
12/16/2004 - 2004 Emergency Response Guide
12/05/2004 - IME Tests Explosives Risk Modeling Software
12/05/2004 - CA Proposes Perchlorate Standard
12/05/2004 - MSHA Annoucement on Civil Penalties
11/30/-0001 - DC Circuit Rejects EPA's Transport Rule
11/30/-0001 - Webinar re Imports
11/30/-0001 - Customs Container Residue Pilot Postponed