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11/13/2020

EPA Abandons Once-In-Always-In Clean Air Act Policy

Update 11/19/20: EPA's Final Rule to amend the NESHAP General Provisions and allow major sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) to be reclassified as area sources takes effect on January 19, 2021.

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11/10/2020

Report: COVID-19 Enforcement By the Numbers

We dissect OSHA's first OSHA COVID-19 enforcement actions to show which specific OSHA Standards inspectors are citing during novel coronavirus-related inspections. 

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11/09/2020

Maryland Occupational Safety Agency Accused of COVID-19 Missteps

A public interest law firm, Public Justice Center, is calling for an investigation at Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH). The law firm accuses MOSH of failing to follow its own policies and procedures for investigating health and safety complaints during the coronavirus pandemic.

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11/09/2020

HAZWOPER Hot, Warm, and Cold Zones

A typical emergency response scene consists of three zones: The exclusion zone, the contamination reduction zone, and the support zone. 

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11/09/2020

Haz Waste Violations at Over 200 Stores Cost Retail Chain $1.49M

A home, bath, and kitchen supplies retailer is expected to pay $1,498,750 to resolve alleged violations of California’s Title 22 hazardous waste regulations at more than two hundred of its California locations. According to the settlement, the company improperly disposed of hazardous and electronic waste (e-waste) at local landfills that were not permitted to receive it.

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11/03/2020

EPA Posts Final TSCA Risk Eval for Carbon Tetrachloride

In the past week, US EPA released one final chemical risk evaluation and one draft risk evaluation required under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  

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11/03/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/3

In this week's Roundup, an ice cream facility is fined over $250K for alleged mishandling of anhydrous ammonia. Plus, a company that makes ammonium nitrate products will spend $1.5 million to resolve alleged violations of Federal chemical accident prevention requirements.

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11/03/2020

Final Rule Alert: PHMSA Amends 4-series Cylinder Requalification Periods

This PHMSA Final Rule lengthens some requalification periods for certain DOT 4-series cylinders in non-corrosive gas service. 

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11/02/2020

How EPA Plans to Increase e-Manifest Use

US EPA held its fourth e-Manifest Advisory Board meeting in April, focused on increasing e-Manifest use by streamlining the electronic signature requirements. See EPA's responses to the recommendations offered. 

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11/02/2020

California Expands Haz Waste Law for Milk Runs

The California legislature recently passed a bill to authorize the use of consolidated manifests for transporters who pick up certain hazardous wastes from retailers who do business in the Golden State.  

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