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Once finalized, EPA and states would incorporate the ASSE Revises new standards into wastewater Distracted Driving Rules & discharge permits. Find more Position Statement Regs information on wastewater dis- charges from power plants at ASSE’s revised position statement, Distracted Driving in Motor www.epa.gov/waterscience/ Vehicles, addresses the current guide/steam. national discussion focused on dis- Comments may be submitted by mail tractions caused by electronic to NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft PROFESSIONAL ETHICS devices used to make calls, send Laboratories, MS-C34, 4676 Columbia and receive text messages, play Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226; faxed to Watch List Targets music and search for information (513) 533-8285; or sent by e-mail to niosh Fraudulent while driving. Although the Society agrees that legislative and regula- firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments should refer- OSHA Trainers tory action are needed to address ence docket number NIOSH-150 and must In an effort to crack down on these risks, it cautions that “atten- be received by Nov. 14. fraudulent trainers and contin- tion to electronic devices should not take away from an ue strengthening the integrity overall understanding that these devices are only one POLLUTION PREVENTION of the Outreach Training part of the distracted driving problem.” ASSE is secre- tariat of the Z15 ANSI Accredited Standards Develop- Rules for Wastewater Program, OSHA has estab- ment Committee for motor vehicle operations. Discharges From Power lished a watch list (found at View the statement at www.asse.org/professional www.osha.gov/dte/out affairs_new/positions/ddmv.php. Plants to Change reach/construction_general Wastewater discharges from power plants industry/watchlist.html) of those whose first ever greenhouse gas emissions stan- can have major adverse effects on water trainer authorization has been revoked or dards for vehicles, and moved substan- quality and wildlife. To address this haz- suspended. The agency has also imple- tially closer to an efficient, clean energy ard, EPA is revising the existing standards mented a tighter record control proce- future,” says EPA Administrator Lisa for water discharges from coal-fired dure. To report fraud and abuse, contact Jackson. Transportation Secretary Ray power plants. the OSHA hotline at (847) 297-4810. LaHood believes the program will “bring Based on its multiyear study of power about a new era in automotive history.” plant wastewater discharges, the agency CLIMATE CHANGE The program would cover model years concluded that current regulations, origi- nally issued in 1982, have not kept pace Program to Improve 2012 through 2016. Read the proposal and Fuel Economy & Reduce supporting information at www.epa.gov/ with changes in the electric power in- otaq/climate/regulations.htm. dustry. “Air pollution controls installed Greenhouse Gases to remove pollution from smokestacks DOT and EPA have proposed a rule that have made great strides in cleaning the would establish a program to impr
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