Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2006 10:29:09 -0500
Reply-To: "Harrington, Rachel" <rachel.harrington**At_Symbol_Here**ROSALINDFRANKLIN.EDU>
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From: "Harrington, Rachel" <rachel.harrington**At_Symbol_Here**ROSALINDFRANKLIN.EDU>
Subject: FW: [DCHAS-L] DHS/MSDS - Question from Member

Just a little more information on this topic from the legal experts at American Chemistry Council.... Rachel E. Harrington, MPH, CHMM Director - Environmental, Health, and Safety Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science 3333 Green Bay Road North Chicago, IL 60064 847-578-3420 LIFE IN DISCOVERY -----Original Message----- From: Dave Milner [mailto:dmilner**At_Symbol_Here**] Sent: Thursday, October 26, 2006 6:04 AM To: Harrington, Rachel Subject: Fw: [DCHAS-L] DHS/MSDS - Question from Member This is probably the definitive info. ----- Forwarded by Dave Milner/Stepan/US on 10/26/2006 06:03 AM ----- "Conrad , James W. Jr" , "Roczniak, Dan" 10/25/2006 12:40 , "Milner, David" cc "Cromwell, T. Ted" Subject RE: [DCHAS-L] DHS/MSDS - Question from Member MSDSs are part of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, so OSHA is the agency that writes rules for them, not DHS. I looked at OSHA's website and they did publish an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) in the September 12 Federal Register about their plans to revise the Hazcom standard to follow the Global Harmonized System. Here's the link: GISTER&p_id=18890 But I skimmed over this notice and didn't see any discussion of homeland security issues. I think somebody got their communications wires crossed somewhere in the round trip between here and Brazil. DHS's new facility security rules are due out April 4. DHS will likely publish an ANPRM around Thanksgiving, plus or minus 10 days. But I wouldn't expect that rulemaking to contain anything touching on MSDSs. -- Jamie James W. Conrad, Jr. Assistant General Counsel American Chemistry Council 1300 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22209 703-741-5166 703-405-1660 (cell) 703-741-6030 (fax) From: Duvall, Amy Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 9:32 AM To: Roczniak, Dan; Milner, David Cc: Cromwell, T. Ted; Conrad , James W. Jr Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] DHS/MSDS - Question from Member Hi Dave and Dan, There are no new DHS regs yet on MSDSs, as far as I am aware. I know there has been some discussion re: same in the midst of the work on the chemical facility security regs that are being drafted (proposal expected Nov. 4th), but I am not aware of anything final. I'm cc:ing my colleagues Ted Cromwell and Jamie Conrad, however, in case they have heard something I haven't. Cheers, Amy ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ ~~~ Amy L. DuVall Director, Responsible Care(r) Government and External Relations American Chemistry Council 1300 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22209 (703) 741-5302 (direct dial) (703) 741-6302 (direct fax) amy_duvall**At_Symbol_Here** From: Roczniak, Dan Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 9:09 AM To: Duvall, Amy Subject: FW: [DCHAS-L] DHS/MSDS - Question from Member Amy: Do know anything about the info below? Dan From: Dave Milner [mailto:dmilner**At_Symbol_Here**] Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 8:39 AM To: Roczniak, Dan Subject: Fw: [DCHAS-L] DHS/MSDS Can you see if anyone at ACC has heard of this issue ? ----- Forwarded by Dave Milner/Stepan/US on 10/25/2006 07:37 AM ----- Dave Milner/Stepan/US To 10/24/2006 03:22 PM "Harrington, Rachel" cc Subject Re: FW: [DCHAS-L] DHS/MSDSLink News to me...and I thought that I was in the know about DHS. I'll check around. "Harrington, Rachel" To 10/24/2006 01:42 PM "Dave Milner" cc Subject FW: [DCHAS-L] DHS/MSDS Hi Dave, Have you seen anything about the question below? Thanks! -----Original Message----- From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of NEAL LANGERMAN Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 11:21 AM To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: [DCHAS-L] DHS/MSDS List: Has anyone heard of any requirements related to MSDSs from the Department of Homeland Security? A client in Brazil has requested that their MSDSs be reviewed to meet the "new" Homeland Security regulations ... I am at a loss ... thanks Neal ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ---- -------- The information contained in this message is privileged and confidential and protected from disclosure. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message and deleting it from your computer. NEAL LANGERMAN ADVANCED CHEMICAL SAFETY, Inc. 7563 CONVOY Ct SAN DIEGO CA 92111 (858) 874 5577 (phone, 24/7) (858) 874 8239 (FAX)

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