With 2017 only weeks away, shippers face changing 49 CFR hazmat regulations—including major updates finalized by PHMSA this year. Hazmat shipping mistakes are now more costly than ever: PHMSA raised its penalties for hazmat shipping violations this year from $75,000 per day, per violation to $77,114 per day, per violation.
Every day, facilities all across America 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, hazardous waste management and disposal standards, and much more.
In a report of significant hazmat rulemakings currently in the works, the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) lists a rule that would make major changes to the 49 CFR hazmat rules for lithium battery air shippers.
The “new” RCRA regulations will have a major impact on the way your site manages and disposes of hazardous waste. Some of the updates create more stringent requirements for generators, while others provide new or additional relief from the RCRA regulations.
In its Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, signed for publication in the Federal Register on October 28, 2016, US EPA clarified a key piece of enforcement policy. In the preamble to the Final Rule, EPA draws a distinction between the “independent requirements” of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the “conditions for exemption” in the RCRA rules.
On November 18, OSHA published a Final Rule to revise and update the walking-working surfaces standards for general industry workplaces. The new Final Rule updates and revises the general industry standards for walking-working surfaces.
In today’s Federal Register, the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposed a rule to update the hazardous materials marking requirements for cargo tanks that carry petroleum-based fuels. The proposal is a direct response to the Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act, or PIPES Act, signed into law in June 2016.
This week, US EPA posted a Final Rule to update and extend the Clean Air Act requirements for refrigerants that may be released during the use, maintenance, service, repair, or disposal of air conditioning or refrigeration equipment.
In today’s Federal Register, US EPA proposed to add the chemical category nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) to the list of chemicals that require reporting under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, or EPCRA.
Next month, Lion will present the final RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Workshops of the year in Boston, Manchester, Hartford, North Jersey, and Philadelphia. Even if you've worked with RCRA for decades, there’s always something new to learn at this workshop, trusted nationwide since 1977.
This 10-step Hazmat Shipper Starter Guide is your quick reference to the basics of hazardous materials shipping. While it’s not designed to replace effective hazmat training, it will introduce new managers to the major considerations and details that impact hazmat shipping compliance.