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Earlier this year, EPA issued a Final Rule that redefined "solid waste" to exclude many hazardous secondary materials—when recycled in certain ways—from the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste management standards. The January 2015 Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rulemaking also changed other related portions of the RCRA regulations to clarify longstanding EPA policies for hazardous waste recycling...

OSHA’s-Proposes-Beryllium-Standard-Clears-Hurdle-a

According to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently completed its review of a proposed OSHA standard to regulate occupational exposure to beryllium. An official Notice of Proposed Rulemaking should be expected in the Federal Register shortly...

GHS-Labels-for-Tanker-Trucks-and-Rail-Tank-Cars

Under OSHA’s “HazCom 2012” Standard (HCS), mandatory for chemical manufacturers, processors, and distributors as of June 1, 2015, containers of hazardous chemicals must display new labels and pictograms...

Valuable-Insights-in-Latest-OSHA-GHS-HazCom-Enforc

Now that the June 1 deadline for GHS compliance has come and gone, and chemical manufacturers, importers, and distributors have shifted to new chemical classification, marking, labeling, and documentation criteria, one big question remains: How will OSHA enforce the new GHS Hazard Communication (HazCom) standard? 

New-Lithium-Battery-Shipping-Rules-Mandatory-Augus

On August 6, 2014, PHMSA updated the lithium battery shipping provisions of the Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR 171-180). The new lithium battery shipping rules more completely harmonize the US regulations with evolving international standards. While some dicrepancies remain, domestic and international rules for shipping lithium batteries are now more similar than ever...

TSCA-e-Reporting-Expands-Moves-to-Cloud

In a Direct Final Rule posted to the Federal Register today, US EPA is mandating the use of a new version of electronic reporting software (e-PMN) for businesses subject to Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) §5 Premanufacture and Significant New Use Notifications and other chemical reporting requirements...

EPA-Issues-Guidance-for-RCRA-Notifications-Under-2

 
US EPA this week published guidance to help hazardous waste generators meet their RCRA notification requirements under the 2015 Definition of Solid Waste Rule, in effect as of July 13, 2015. 
The 2015 Definition of Solid Waste Rule revised the exclusions from RCRA for recycled/recyclable hazardous secondary materials that were added to the hazardous waste regulations in 2008. The rule also adds requirements that generators and third-party recyclers must follow in order to qualify for regulatory relief...

3-Companies-to-Pay-$300K-in-EPA-Penalties-for-EPCR

According to a US EPA press release dated July 13, 2015, four companies in Washington State will pay civil penalties for noncompliance with the EPA’s Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) chemical reporting requirements. Between them, the facilities will pay more than $300,000 in civil penalties and commit nearly $200,000 in supplemental environmental projects...

How-GHS-HazCom-Affects-Your-EPCRA-Responsibilities

Under Section 311 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), facilities subject to OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard must submit copies of Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) to Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs), State Emergency Response Commissions (SERCs), and local fire departments. The Environmental Protection Agency has promulgated rules in 40 CFR 370 that cover both initial and revised submissions of SDSs to those agencies....

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