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10/11/2016

Workshops for California EHS Pros in San Jose and L.A.

To help EHS professionals in California manage compliance with State rules that are often more stringent than the Federal US EPA requirements, Lion Technology will cover major elements of California’s environmental programs at the Complete Environmental Regulations Workshops in San Jose and Los Angeles.

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10/07/2016

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 10/7

EPA raised its maximum civil penalties in 2016, making it more critical than ever that EHS professionals understand how these complex regulatory programs affect their facilities. We hope providing information about EPA enforcement cases will help you identify and fix noncompliance issues that could leave your company facing down costly penalties and future liability.

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10/07/2016

EPA Denies Petition to Extend Air Pollution Deadline in San Joaquin Valley, California

In the Federal Register this week, US EPA announced it has denied a petition from the California Air Resource Board (CARB) requesting an extension for the San Joaquin Valley region to come into attainment of the EPA’s 1997 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for small particulate matter.

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10/05/2016

Coal Company to Pay $900,000 for Alleged Clean Water Act Violations

A coal company with mining and processing facilities in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia has to pay a $900,000 civil penalty to resolve US EPA allegations that the company violated the Clean Water Act.

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10/04/2016

Sulfur Dioxide Release Leads to $106,000 in EPA Fines

US EPA reported this week that a Carson, California facility that produces sulfuric acid for refineries will pay a $106,000 civil penalty following a release of sulfur dioxide that hospitalized eleven people working at neighboring sites.

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10/04/2016

Last 2016 RCRA Workshops in Detroit, Cleveland, & Pittsburgh

This month, Lion Technology will present the RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Workshop in Detroit, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. This is the last time this nationally-trusted RCRA training will be the area until 2017.

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10/04/2016

How Will Bigger OSHA Fines Affect Your State?

The maximum penalty for most OSHA violations is now $12,471 per day, per violation. The immediate effect of these higher OSHA penalties in your state will depend on what kind of “State plan” is in place.

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When US EPA introduced the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the hazardous waste management standards included reduced requirements for some large-volume wastes. After studying the hazards of wastes in oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) operations, as directed by the US Congress, EPA determined regulation of these wastes under RCRA was not warranted. Therefore, many oil and gas E&P wastes are excluded from the RCRA Subtitle C hazardous waste management standards.

Understanding the RCRA Exclusion for Oil and Gas

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