Several public listening sessions will be held this month regarding Executive Order 13650: Improving Chemical Storage Facility Safety and Security, which was issued following the West, Texas, incident, and aimed squarely at the agricultural retail industry.

ARA urges you to register, attend and speak at the public sessions (ARA's talking points and additional background). Below are the dates, locations and registration information for each session.

Although the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other federal agencies recognize existing regulations on retailers, they continue to push for more regulations as the solution to preventing another accident like the one in West.

During the listening sessions, OSHA is seeking comments on potential revisions to its Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals Standard (PSM).

The revisions recommend stricter requirements for handling ammonia, ammonium nitrate and other agricultural chemicals.

Listening Session Schedule and Registration Information

January 8 - Sacramento, CA

8 - 9 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Session

Location: The Zigguart Building Auditorium; Room 1-301; 707 3rd Street; West Sacramento, CA 95605

In-Person Registration:  http://www.govevents.com/details/11507/sacramento-california-eo-13650-improving-chemical-facility-safety-and-security-listening-session

Teleconference Registration:  http://www.govevents.com/details/11508/sacramento-california-teleconference-eo-13650-improving-chemical-facility-safety-and-security-listening-session 

January 9 - Los Angeles, CA

5 - 6 p.m. Registration
6 - 8 p.m. Session

Location: Mount St. Mary's College, Doheny Campus; Donohue Center; 10 Chester Place; Los Angeles, CA 90007-2598

In-Person Registration: http://www.govevents.com/details/11582/los-angeles-california-evening-eo-13650-improving-chemical-facility-safety-and-security-listening-session

Teleconference Registration:  http://www.govevents.com/details/11596/los-angeles-california-teleconference-evening-eo-13650-improving-chemical-facility-safety-and-security-listening-session 

January 10 - Los Angeles, CA

8 - 9 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Session

Location: University of California Los Angeles (UCLA); James West Alumni Center (JWAC); 325 Westwood Plaza; LosAngeles, CA 90095

In-Person Registration: http://www.govevents.com/details/11509/los-angeles-california-eo-13650-improving-chemical-facility-safety-and-security-listening-session

Teleconference Registration: http://www.govevents.com/details/11510/los-angeles-california-teleconference-eo-13650-improving-chemical-facility-safety-and-security-listening-session 

January 14 - Washington, DC

8 - 9 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Session

Location: GSA's ROB Auditorium; 301 7th Street SW (7th & DStreets); Washington, DC 20407

In-Person Registration: http://www.govevents.com/details/11512/washington-dc-eo-13650-improving-chemical-facility-safety-and-security-listening-session

Teleconference Registration: http://www.govevents.com/details/11511/washington-dc-teleconference-eo-13650-improving-chemical-facility-safety-and-security-listening-session 

January 24 - Houston, TX

8 - 9 a.m. Registration
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Session

Location: Harris County Department of Education's Training and Conference Center, Room 502; 6300 Irvington Blvd.; Houston, TX 77022

In-Person Registration: http://www.govevents.com/details/11513/houston-tx-eo-13650-improving-chemical-facility-safety-and-security-listening-session

Teleconference Registration: http://www.govevents.com/details/11514/houston-texas-teleconference-eo-13650-improving-chemical-facility-safety-and-security-listening-session