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08/09/2016

RCRA Hazardous Waste Training in St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, and more

This fall, learn the latest rules to keep your site's hazardous waste in compliance and meet US EPA training mandates for RCRA hazardous waste personnel.  

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08/09/2016

Drinking Water Quality Notifications

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires EPA to establish drinking water quality standards based on the levels of certain contaminants found in the water. EPA must review these standards every five years to determine whether more contaminants should be regulated. 

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08/08/2016

What's New in the 2017 IATA DGR?

Starting January 1, 2017, hazardous materials/dangerous goods air shipper s must comply with the forthcoming 58th edition of the International Air Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR).

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08/02/2016

Is PPE Your Last Resort for Workplace Safety?

Today, American workplaces are safer than ever, but US employers still face challenges when it comes to controlling workplace hazards. All kinds of everyday materials, processes, and operations can pose a workplace hazard to your employees-chemicals, machinery, trip-and-fall hazards, and more found in indoor and outdoor work environments...

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07/29/2016

PHMSA Proposes Expanded Oil Spill Response Plan Rules for Railroads

In the Federal Register on Friday, July 29, the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposed a rulemaking to expand the comprehensive oil spill response plans (OSRP) required for railroads that transport “High Hazard Flammable Trains” (HHFTs).

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07/29/2016

DTSC Finds Hazardous Waste Violations at California Battery Recycler

According to an order from the Department of Toxic Substances Control, the battery recycler is permitted to manage hazardous waste but failed to comply with critical provisions of the Title 22 rules.

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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.

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Understanding the RCRA Exclusion for Oil and Gas