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01/29/2016

Agribusiness Firm to Pay $899,000 to Settle Clean Air Act Violations

A major agribusiness firm will pay $899,000 in civil penalties and spend $42 million on facility upgrades to resolve allegations that it violated the Clean Air Act when it made modifications to five of its sulfuric acid plants, EPA reported last month

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01/28/2016

ICAO Panel Recommends Ban on Lithium Battery Shipments on Passenger Aircraft

The Associated Press reports that on Wednesday, January 27, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) air navigation commission officially recommended an outright ban on rechargeable lithium batteries transported as cargo on passenger aircraft.

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01/27/2016

COSTHA to Host 3rd Working Group on Lithium Batteries

In Bordeaux, France on March 30-April 1, 2016, the Council for the Safe Transport of Hazardous Articles (COSTHA), in cooperation with battery industry groups RECHARGE and the Rechargeable Battery Association (PRBA), will host its third UN Informal Working Group on lithium batteries. 

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01/26/2016

How States Adopt New RCRA Hazardous Waste Rules

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Congress and the US EPA encourage each state to implement and oversee its own hazardous waste program. With the exception of Alaska and Iowa, each US state (and several territories) maintains its own RCRA program that operates in lieu of the Federal rules...

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01/21/2016

Newport, WA Plant Fined $1.3M for Explosion that Injured 17

A Newport, WA plastics and composites production plant where a July 2015 explosion injured seventeen workers has been cited for willful and serious violations of OSHA’s work safety standards. 

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01/20/2016

IATA Posts Addendum I to 57th Edition DGR

The 57th edition IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) has been in effect for hazmat air shippers since January 1, 2016. On January 16, IATA posted its first Addendum to the 57th edition to revise and clarify the DGR manual. The Addendum includes major changes for lithium battery shippers. 

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01/19/2016

Shipping Lithium Batteries in 2016: FAQ

The rules for shipping lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries have changed so dramatically and so often in the past few years that US shippers may feel like they’re always one step behind the latest requirements. Every day, Lion Technology’s regulatory experts answer questions from current and former students about a wide range of hazmat, hazardous waste, work safety, and EHS issues. Of the more than 700 hazmat questions Lion’s Finder Service answered in 2015, about one in ten was a question about shipping lithium batteries...

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01/18/2016

PHMSA Adds 96 Hazmat Special Permits into HMR

As part of an ongoing effort to incorporate widely used hazmat special permits into the text of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) this week submitted a new Final Rule for publication in the Federal Register.

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01/14/2016

Freight Forwarder Fined $40,000 For RCRA Violations

A Rhode Island freight forwarder last week paid $42,900 to settle allegations from US EPA that the company violated hazardous waste regulations at its Cranston, RI facility. 

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01/12/2016

How EPA’s Acid Rain Cap-and-Trade Program Works

“Acid rain” occurs when hazardous chemicals emitted from burning fossil fuels—namely sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides—rise into the atmosphere and return to earth in the form of precipitation (rain, snow, fog). Acid rain can damage lakes, forests, and property. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suspects that acid rain harms human health as well...

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