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Groups seek permanent action on OSHA anhydrous retailer rule

A provision in the recent year-end funding bill passed by Congress has temporarily suspended an Occupational Safety and Health Administration policy change on anhydrous ammonia facilities, but groups are continuing to seek permanent action.
The OSHA rule, issued in a memorandum in July, changes the definition of what constitutes a retail facility under the Process Safety Management program.
Previous policy was that a facility is exempt from PSM coverage, and regulated under a separate program, if it "derived more than 50% of its income from direct sales of highly hazardous chemicals to the end user."
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