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06/06/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/6

In this week's Roundup, a metal finishing facility exceeds the storage time limit for a small quantity generator. Plus, a water supplier will pay $300K for alleged Clean Water Act violations.

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06/06/2022

USPS Revises Publication 52 Hazmat Postal Regulations

The US Postal Service has revised its regulations to require separation of hazardous materials from other mail and add restrictions for pre-owned, damaged, or defective electronic devices containing or packed with lithium batteries.

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05/31/2022

Beef Company Agrees to Develop Infectious Disease Preparedness Plan

A food company has agreed to develop an infectious disease preparedness plan for seven of its meat-processing facilities. Following inspections in April and May 2020, OSHA cited the company for failing to protect workers from infectious disease hazards and issued a $14,502 penalty.

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05/30/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/30

In this week's Roundup, a waste incineration facility will pay $2.8 million to resolve alleged RCRA hazardous waste violations. Plus, a construction company's activities at a construction site allegedly led to significant impacts on nearby wetlands.

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05/27/2022

Latest DOT Actions on Hazmat Special Permits

US DOT announced actions to grant or deny new and modified hazmat Special Permits in the Federal Register on May 27.  

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05/27/2022

Mandatory Compliance With 2020 IMDG Code Starts June 1

Compliance with Amendment 40–20 of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) is mandatory as of June 1, 2022. 

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05/27/2022

Seatbelt Recall and Hazardous Materials

A seatbelt pretensioner activates when it senses the vehicle decelerate abruptly. An explosive charge moves a piston, the piston spins a spool around which the seatbelt fabric is wrapped. This tightens the belt to limit movement during an accident.

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05/24/2022

New TSCA Restrictions for Asbestos Proposed

Update: US EPA is extending the comment period on a proposed TSCA rulemaking to ban ongoing uses of asbestos. EPA will now accept comments until July 13, 2022. 

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05/23/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/23

In this week's Roundup, a steel production plant pays $2.25 million for alleged violations related to particulate matter. Plus, an ice supplier must train its workers on chemical safety protocols.

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05/23/2022

Big Hazardous Waste Update in Big Sky Country

Effective May 14, 2022, Montana revised its state hazardous waste regulations to incorporate Federal RCRA updates including the Generator Improvements Rule, aerosols as universal waste, management standards for hazardous waste pharmaceuticals (HWP), and more. 

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