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10/28/2016

New EPA Hazardous Waste Import/Export Regulations Finalized

On October 28, 2016, US EPA announced it will soon publish a Final Rule to revise the US hazardous waste import and export requirements.

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10/25/2016

EPA Enforcement Round-Up Week of 10/21

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...

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10/25/2016

Best Management Practices for Documenting Waste Identification

To properly manage the waste your site generates, you must first determine if that waste is considered hazardous under EPA's Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). In order to determine whether a solid waste is hazardous under RCRA, you may need to go above and beyond your knowledge of the material by running tests or analyzing data. [40 CFR 262.11]...

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10/21/2016

OSHA (Again) Delays Enforcement of New Employer Retaliation Provisions

OSHA last week announced that, until December 1, 2016, it will not enforce new anti-retaliation provisions included in a workplace injury and illness reporting rule finalized earlier this year.

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10/19/2016

FAA Issues Hazmat Emergency Restriction on Samsung Galaxy Note 7

In the Federal Register today, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Hazardous Materials Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order for air carriers and Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone owners.

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10/18/2016

2017 IATA DGR Presale Extended to 11/4!

Now, save $10 and get free shipping anywhere in the US when you order the 2017 IATA DGR or 2016 IMDG Code at Lion.com before November 4, 2016.

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10/17/2016

IATA Clarifies DGR Training Rules for Lithium Battery Shippers

The 2017 edition of the International Air Transport Association’s Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR) includes major changes for lithium battery shippers. Among them is a clarification of what constitutes "adequate instruction" for employees involved in shipping Section II lithium batteries. 

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10/17/2016

EPA Enforcement Round Up - Week of 10/14

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.

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10/13/2016

Railroads Challenge California Hazmat Rail Fee

In August, the state of California passed a law to require railroads to collect a $45 fee to transport rail cars carrying certain hazardous materials. Railroads are now challenging the implementation of the hazmat fee, expressing concerns about how it will be enforced and how it will affect small quantity shipments. 

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10/11/2016

How Do EPA Water Quality Standards Affect Your Business?

To protect public drinking water supplies, recreation, and fish and wildlife, the Clean Water Act (CWA) requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish water quality standards (WQS) for waters of the United States where appropriate and attainable.  

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