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GCCA-Supported Coalition Submits Letter to United States House and Senate Supporting FAAAA Amendment

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) recently joined a number of organizations in food and agriculture industries in signing a letter addressed to the United States House of Representatives and Senate supporting an amendment of the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 (FAAAA). The full letter can be found below.

For more information, please contact GCCA Vice President of Government & Legal Affairs Lowell Randel at lrandel@nullgcca.org. Continue reading

EPA Delays RMP Rule to 2019

On June 9, 2017, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator signed a final rule to further delay the effective date of the Risk Management Program (RMP) rule amendments for 20 months until February 19, 2019.

The rulemaking was initiated as a part of President Obama’s Executive Order on Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security, which came in response to the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, in 2013. GCCA played an active role engaging with EPA on its proposed revisions to RMP and led an industry coalition expressing concerns with several of EPA’s proposals along the way. Continue reading

The American Health Care Act: Pre-Existing Conditions, State Waivers & High Risk Pools

In May 2017 the United States House of Representatives passed an Affordable Care Act repeal and replace bill (the American Health Care Act [AHCA]). A few key amendments were made to the bill at the last minute in order to assemble the votes necessary to pass the bill. These amendments included changes to the way that the AHCA would treat pre-existing conditions.

The following piece was written by Alson Martin, a health law expert and the Vice President of Health Care for the Small Business Council of America, to help shed light on this issue: Continue reading

GCCA Commends U.S. Trade Rep. Lighthizer on NAFTA Notification

The Global Cold Chain Alliance is a participant on the Implementing Team of the U.S. Food and Agriculture Dialogue for Trade (Dialogue) which commended U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for officially notifying Congress given the Trump administration’s previously announced intent to negotiate a “modernization” of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Mexico and Canada. Continue reading

OSHA Delays Recordkeeping Enforcement Date

The United Stated Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that it intends to extend the initial date by which certain employers are required to electronically submit their injury and illness logs. The Recordkeeping Rule currently requires certain employers to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A to OSHA electronically by July 1, 2017. The proposal will extend this to a later date.

Currently, there is no additional information about the timeline for this. GCCA will continue to inform its members as additional information, including a proposed extension date, becomes available.

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If you have any questions, please contact GCCA Vice President of Government & Legal Affairs Lowell Randel at lrandel@nullgcca.org.

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