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08/30/2016

HAZWOPER Emergency Response Quick Quiz

When you work with hazardous chemicals, spills happen. Spills can happen for all kinds of reasons, at any time of the day or night, in any facility. When spills do happen, the situation may trigger an emergency response situation under OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Standard at 29 CFR 1910.120. But that's not always the case...

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08/24/2016

FAA Fines Food Service Co. $54,000 for HMR Violations

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) last week announced a $54,000 civil penalty against a Wyoming, Michigan food services company for violations of hazmat shipping regulations. 

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08/23/2016

$237,980 RCRA Fine for Texas Oil and Gas Equipment Company

An oil and gas equipment firm will pay a hefty civil penalty for violations of RCRA hazardous waste management requirements at facilities in Cleburne, Jacksboro, Valley View, Barnhart, and Pleasanton, Texas. 

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08/23/2016

Choosing the Right LDR Paperwork for Your Hazardous Wastes

If your site generates hazardous wastes, you will likely deal with Land Disposal Restrictions (LDRs) at some point. In a nutshell, hazardous waste may not be placed in a landfill or surface impoundment until it has been treated to make it safer for the environment. Because these hazardous wastes will sit in landfills for long periods of time, it's critical that the hazardous constituents in the waste are at a safe level before disposal...

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08/23/2016

New DOT Lithium Battery Rules Near Final Stage

A new lithium battery rulemaking from the US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is nearing completion. The new rule, which will affect shipments of lithium batteries offered as standalone articles (e.g., not in or with equipment), has been received by the Office of Management and Budget for approval. 

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08/22/2016

IATA Calls for Crackdown on Problem Lithium Battery Shippers

On August 15, 2016, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced it had issued a letter to trade, industry, and transportation authorities around the world to call for stricter enforcement of lithium battery shipping regulations. 

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08/17/2016

Wine Bottle Maker to Pay $3.5M for Title 22 Hazardous Waste Violations in California

A wine bottle maker in Madera, California will pay $3,500,000 to settle violations of State hazardous waste requirements, including failure to adequately train employees to properly handle hazardous waste...

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08/15/2016

Shipping Sour Crude Oil

Crude oil. The black blood of the earth. The precious vital fluid on which all modern life depends. These days there’s more crude oil being transported on North American railroads than ever before, and most of it is sour. What’s sour crude oil? I’m glad you asked Timmy.

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08/15/2016

What’s New for the 2016 IMDG Code?

Published once every two years by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) is the compliance manual used by the world’s hazmat vessel shippers and ocean carriers...

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08/12/2016

PHMSA Expands New Flammable Liquid Rail Tank Car Standards with Final Rule

On August 10, 2016, US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced a new Final Rule to expand on the requirements for rail cars that transport flammable liquids. 

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