REGULATORY NEWS FOR WEEK OF APRIL 1, 2019
The Office of the Secretary of Transportation at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has requested comments on regulatory guidance that should be repealed, replaced or modified (please note this request does not pertain to guidance related to commercial driver’s license requirements).
This request was sent to the Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Directorate by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), who are aware and comfortable with this being shared with GPAC members and TDG.
Starting today, April 1, 2019, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) 2019 North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is now in effect. The 2019 out-of-service criteria replaces and supersedes all previous versions.
The North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria is the pass-fail criteria for roadside safety inspections. The purpose of the criteria is to identify critical safety violations. Those violations render the driver, vehicle and/or motor carrier out of service until the condition(s) or violation(s) can be corrected or repaired.
per the existing Fees in Respect of Drugs and Medical Devices Regulations, Health Canada will be implementing the established annual 2% increase in human drug and medical device fees for fiscal year 2019 – 2020, taking effect April 1, 2019. In addition, as stipulated under Section 17.1 of the Service Fees Act, current veterinary drug fees will increase by the Consumer Price Index (2.2%). Related guidance documents and application forms will be updated to reflect the adjusted fees and will be published on the Health Canada website.
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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) meat and dairy permissions issued to businesses, under the now-repealed Meat Inspection Regulations, will expire on March 31, 2019. These businesses will need a Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence commencing April 1, 2019 to continue to operate in compliance with applicable regulations and avoid disruptions to trade.
The Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health (the ministers) have assessed information pertaining to the substance iron(1+), chloro[dimethyl 9,9dihydroxy-3-methyl-2,4-di(2-pyridinyl-κN)-7-[(2-pyridinylκN)methyl]- 3,7-diazabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane-1,5-dicarboxylateκN3, κN7]-, chloride (1:1), Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No. 478945-46-9
Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade is reminding employers to ensure that workplaces are safe and workers are adequately trained and supervised to perform their duties after two employers were prosecuted for violations of The Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulations. Because of these prosecutions, penalties totalling more than $107,000 were ordered by the courts.
As part of the Manitoba government’s commitment to public safety, mandatory entry-level training for commercial truck drivers will be implemented Sept. 1, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today. Requirements will include 121.5 hours of training, which is consistent with other provinces including Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Ontario has amended O. Reg 213/07 – The Fire Code.
All New Brunswickers deserve a workplace that is free of harassment and violence and where unacceptable behaviour is not tolerated. Legislation intended to protect workers from violence and harassment becomes effective April 1.
The regulatory changes define harassment and violence as workplace hazards that affect health and safety. Sexual violence and harassment, domestic violence and intimate partner violence are also included.
This rulemaking adds Sections 25607.34 and 25607.35 to Article 6 as safe harbor, tailored warnings for exposures to listed chemicals that may occur at residential rental properties.
he Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) International Roadcheck will take place June 4-6. Over that 72-hour period, commercial motor vehicle inspectors in jurisdictions throughout North America will conduct inspections on commercial motor vehicles and drivers.
Each year, International Roadcheck places special emphasis on a category of violations. This year’s focus is steering and suspension systems. While checking vehicle compliance is always part of the North American Standard Inspection Program, CVSA is highlighting steering components and suspension systems this year as a reminder of their importance to highway safety.
With a mandate to manage everything from transport to sewerage, to public lighting and civil protection, it’s no wonder citizens expect a lot from their local governments.
Since 1 January 2019, when checking the compliance of registration dossiers for substances ECHA has been addressing its evaluation decisions to all registrants with non-compliant dossiers. This was a change from the previous practice of mainly addressing lead registrants. Inspectors have effectively enforced ECHA’s decisions since 2013. ECHA has now invited the enforcement authorities to prioritize the evaluation decisions in their enforcement activities.
The launch of the CDI 9th Edition Ship Inspection Report (SIR) is planned to for the 2nd September 2019: This is the scheduled go-live date and from the 2nd September 2019 any CDI inspection request will only be conducted under the 9th edition SIR.
The NFPA, IAFC and NVFC are asking all fire and emergency services personnel to promote and take the 2019 quiz, which is available today through June 19. The quiz contains 13 questions that center around decontamination best practices and resources developed to reduce the risk of firefighter exposure.