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07/21/2017

Learn the New RCRA Rules Online Now!

Lion Technology’s popular Hazardous Waste Management Online Course is now updated to reflect major changes to the EPA hazardous waste generator requirements under EPA’s “Generator Improvements Rule.” Learn more here.   

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07/21/2017

New RCRA Contingency Plan Rules for Satellite Areas and Emergencies

One of the new, more stringent RCRA requirements that your state must adopt from EPA's "Generator Improvements Rule" is that containers managed under the “satellite” rules will have to be included in all preparedness, prevention, and emergency procedures at both small and large quantity generator locations. A heads-up now can help you plan ahead.

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07/21/2017

2 Final Rules: EPA Ready to Start TSCA Chemical Evaluations

US EPA last week posted two Final Rules to the Federal Register that describe how the Agency will carry out its responsibilities for prioritizing and evaluating chemical substances as required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. 

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07/21/2017

Tragic Confined Space Deaths Lead to 10 Serious OSHA Violations

Three workers died tragically in January in a workplace accident involving a confined space and toxic gas. Now, the utility company and the contractor that employed the workers face $119,500 in penalties for ten serious OSHA safety violations.   

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07/21/2017

Shippers Beware: Scammers Using IATA Name to Extort Payment

A word of caution to hazmat air shippers, air carriers, and travel agents: Lion Technology has been made aware that scammers posing as representatives of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) are attempting to use the IATA name and letterhead to extort payments from businesses and individuals.   

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07/18/2017

How and Why Does PHMSA Create New Hazmat Rules?

Each Federal agency’s process for creating new regulations is slightly different. This week, we turn the spotlight on the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), a sub-unit of the Department of Transportation (DOT). PHMSA’s hazmat rules are found in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR), Parts 171–181, et. al.   

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07/17/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 7/18

In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, a high-tech manufacturer and a pharmaceuticals maker will pay for RCRA hazardous waste violations, and plastic “nurdles” cause a Clean Water Act headache for two plastics companies.    

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07/17/2017

EPA May Delist Electroplating Sludge from RCRA Hazardous Waste Definition

In response to a petition from Samsung Austin Semiconductor, US EPA has announced a proposal to delist Copper filter cake generated by the electroplating process (an F006 waste) from the definition of hazardous waste under the Resource Conservational and Recovery Act (RCRA).    

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07/17/2017

Scope Documents for First 10 TSCA Chemical Risk Evaluations Now Available

US EPA has announced the availability of documents that lay out the scope of the risk evaluations EPA will perform on the first 10 chemicals identified for evaluation under TSCA, as revised by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (“The Lautenberg Law”).   

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07/11/2017

New RCRA Rules Training in Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, & Memphis

RCRA workshops in Southeast cities start NEXT WEEK! Meet EPA’s annual RCRA training mandate and get up to speed on landmark changes to the hazardous waste generator requirements—in effect now!  

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