By Jeryl L. OlsonKay R. Bonza, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: New Illinois Office of State Fire Marshall (“OSFM”) regulations, (42 Ill. Reg. 10476, 10662-667, June 15, 2018, effective October 13, 2018), require that periodic operation and maintenance include recorded “walkthrough inspections” for underground storage tank (UST)

By Brent I. Clark, James L. Curtis, and Craig B. Simonsen

Welder on a construction site.Seyfarth Synopsis: The Federal Railroad Administration’s new Safety Advisory seeks to cover activities that fall outside the scope of FRA safety regulations, but within the purview of the OSHA regulations.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has just issued its Safety Advisory

By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is amending the Federal Track Safety Standards to promote the safety of railroad operations by enhancing rail flaw detection processes. 79 Fed. Reg. 4234 (January 24, 2014).

After review and consideration of public comments submitted on the FRA’s proposed rule on Track