October 7, 2015

Ag groups oppose OSHA anhydrous facility changes

From: Farm Futures

Groups say new regulations for anhydrous facilities put unnecessary burden on businesses during busy season

A memorandum from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration regarding anhydrous ammonia retail facilities has some agriculture groups concerned that a new definition of such facilities could ultimately impact anhydrous supply and availability to farmers.


“This new interpretation will cost agricultural retail facilities tens of millions of dollars to implement. Taken together, the costs imposed by the changes will easily exceed the $100,000,000 threshold used by the OMB when determining whether a regulatory action is “major,” thereby requiring review,” the letter says.

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