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02/27/2017

Next Week in NJ: RCRA, 49 CFR, and IATA DGR Training

To help EHS professionals in the tristate area meet hazmat and hazardous waste training mandates, Lion Technology next week will present new, exclusive training sessions at the new Training Center in Sparta, NJ.

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02/27/2017

PHMSA Guidance on Use of International Hazmat Shipping Standards

In the notice issued today, February 27, PHMSA states that hazmat inspectors will not take enforcement action against any offeror or carrier who are properly using the 2017-18 versions of the IMDG Code or ICAO Technical Instructions (TI) when all or part of the transportation is by air or vessel.  

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02/24/2017

USPS Proposes New Rules for Mailing Lithium Batteries

In the Federal Register on February 23, the US Postal Service announced it will revise Publication 52—the USPS guide for mailing hazardous, restricted, and perishable goods—to provide new mailing standards for lithium batteries. 

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02/21/2017

Houston and Dallas DG Shipper Training Next Month

To help shippers protect personnel and maintain full compliance with the new DOT, IATA, and IMDG shipping regulations for 2017, Lion will present nationally trusted DG shipper training in Houston, Dallas, and Little Rock in March.

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02/21/2017

8 Essentials for Every Hazardous Waste Inspection

While a compliance “binder” may seem like an out of date term, it is still a useful concept. When an inspector visits your site, there are certain key paperwork items he or she will want to see. When you keep all these crucial EHS documents together, it can reduce your stress during the inspection and make for an easier, faster process overall.

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02/21/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/21

Every day, facilities across the US receive Notices of Violation from US EPA for alleged noncompliance with a wide variety of programs like the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, chemical management and reporting regulations (TSCA, EPCRA, CERCLA, etc.), hazardous waste management and disposal standards (RCRA), and much more.

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02/21/2017

Scott Pruitt Confirmed as New EPA Administrator

In a 52-46 vote last week, the Senate confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

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02/21/2017

Loading, Unloading, and Transloading Hazmat Rail Shipments

All Aboard! Did you know that more than 110 million tons* of hazardous materials are moved by train each year in the United States? Are you responsible for shipping, moving, or accepting rail shipments of hazmats? 

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02/14/2017

How Congress Can Start Repealing Regulations Now

While much has been made of the President’s Executive Order to reduce regulatory burden on business by imposing a 1-in, 2-out regulatory scheme for Federal agencies, it’s also true that the US Congress can get busy repealing regulations at any time, using two major laws: the Congressional Review Act and the Administrative Procedures Act. 

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02/14/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/14

Every day, facilities across the US receive Notices of Violation from US EPA for alleged noncompliance with a wide variety of programs like the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, chemical management and reporting regulations (TSCA, EPCRA, CERCLA, etc.), hazardous waste management and disposal standards (RCRA), and much more.

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