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11/15/2021

DOT Proposes Suspending Authorization for LNG by Rail

US DOT plans to suspend authorization for transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail, which was granted by a 2020 Final Rule.  

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11/15/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/15

In this week's Roundup, a supermarket will pay $206K for allegedly selling an unregistered disinfectant that makes unfounded claims about its use against COVID-19. Plus, an oil refinery agrees to process excess hazardous waste by the end of this year following alleged RCRA violations.

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11/10/2021

Aerospace Manufacturer Faces $308K in OSHA Safety & Training Violations

A Connecticut aircraft parts manufacturer has been cited by OSHA for alleged violations of the Agency’s hazardous substance exposure safety and training regulations.

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11/08/2021

NY to Add Right to a Clean Environment to State Constitution

NY voters approved a measure on November 2 to revise the New York Constitution’s Bill of Rights to add the right to clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment. The measure was included in the State’s local election as one of five referendum questions on the ballot.

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11/08/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/8

Failure to comply with all applicable US EPA requirements can result in future liability and civil penalties as high as $100,000+ per day, per violation (and growing every year).

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11/05/2021

Texas Increases IHW Generator Fees for First Time Since 1994

The State of Texas adopted a new rule on November 3 to increase Industrial Hazardous Waste (IHW) Management fees. The rule will increase fees gradually.

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11/05/2021

Safety Inspectors to Focus on Chemical Exposures in Midwest

OSHA’s regional office in Kansas City, MO announced a new Regional Emphasis Program to “increase awareness of chemical exposures and ensure employers implement required safety and health procedures”

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11/05/2021

OMB Concludes Review of OSHA COVID-19 Vaccine, Testing ETS

Update: OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of its emergency temporary standard concerning employer COVID-19 vaccination and testing programs. 

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11/03/2021

Quick Quiz: Lion's EHS News Break

Think you're up to date on the latest environmental, health, and safety news? Take our quiz to test your knowledge.

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11/02/2021

VIDEO: Responders Roll to Hazmat Situation at Bowling Ball Factory

The City of Jennings, Missouri declared a State of Emergency on Thursday last week when a fire at an abandoned bowling ball factory created an “extremely complex and large-scale fire and hazmat situation” for local responders. A shelter-in-place order was issued for the city school district.

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