In this week's Roundup, a metal recycler will pay $500,000 to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations related to two facility explosions in 2020. Plus, a mineral facility agrees to serve five years probation and pay civil and criminal penalties after EPA and OSHA find the company allegedly exposed workers to arsenic hazards.
A new TSCA rule proposed by EPA would require manufacturers and importers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to submit ten years of data regarding PFAS production volumes, use, exposure, disposal, and more.
A virtual public meeting will be held on September 2 at 2:00 PM ET to hear stakeholders' recommendations concerning the definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS).
Before you wipe the work off your desk for the weekend, try this quick quiz to see if you can identify which items would qualify for exclusion from RCRA as a “wipe.”
US companies reduced their methane emissions by an equivalent of 7,000,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) between 2016 and 2019, according to data released by US EPA.
In this week's Roundup, a silicon manufacturer agrees to pay $2.3 million to resolve various alleged environmental violations as the facility pivots to specialty silicon manufacturing. Plus, a Canadian logistics company is found responsible for alleged unauthorized discharges of bilge water into Lake Ontario.
See the significant updates in IATA's 63rd Edition Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Mandatory compliance with the new IATA DGR starts January 1, 2022.
OSHA has seen a 581% uptick in coronavirus-related work safety complaints in the last two months, with the majority of complaints stemming from states in the Southeast, according to Agency data.
Next week: September 1, 2021 is the first deadline for small quantity generators (SQGs) of hazardous wastes to re-notify EPA (or their state environmental agency) of their activities.
Last week, Oregon OSHA revised the mask requirements in the state's final COVID-19 worker protection regulations and issued two new temporary administrative orders to expand upon the final standard.
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Some of the limited quantity reliefs are identical across the intermodal transport rules, but others are reserved for specific modes of transport. Shippers can and should capitalize on these limited quantity reliefs when possible, but must recognize that some hazmat requirements still apply to shipping limited quantities.