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FRA’s work on truck weight reform, along the lines of the Safe & Efficient Transportation Act (or SETA, HR 612), progresses in alignment with two other processes:
On December 19, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) introduced the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2013 (S 1875), intended to minimize the distortions introduced into federal land management agency budgets due to the need for internal emergency allocations for wildfire suppression during disastrous fire seasons. The bill responds to the reality that wildfire suppression costs cannot realistically be budgeted within normal land management budgets.
The Sustainable Forestry Initiative® is seeking comments on its draft SFI 2015-2019 Standard, during the Standard development process’s second 60-day comment period, to conclude March 6. The draft Standard includes new performance measures to conserve biodiversity in fiber sourcing; to limit conversion from one type of forest to another; and to expand the definition of “controversial sources” excluded in SFI-labeled products.
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 10:48

CSA Database to Note Dismissed Citations?

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Responding to a frequent complaint, on December 2, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration initiated a rule-making proposing to include “adjudication information” relevant to a commercial driver’s record in his or her Compliance – Safety – Accountability (CSA) roadside inspection record.
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