Lion News

03/28/2022

Video: Revised Lithium Battery Air Regs In Effect April 1

As of April 1, 2022, lithium-ion and lithium metal batteries or cells shipped separately will no longer be accepted for air transportation when prepared under Section II of the relevant IATA DGR Packing Instruction.   

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03/28/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/28

In this week's Roundup, alleged mishandling of hazardous waste results in two oil spills and a $6.5 million civil penalty. Plus, a petroleum company agrees to stringent inspection requirements after leaks at 13 company facilities.

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03/28/2022

e-Commerce Shipper Faces Serious OSHA Violation

For allegedly failing to address injury risks, an e-commerce business was cited for a willful, serious violation of workplace safety standards and faces a $60,000 penalty.  

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03/25/2022

After Fire, Coast Guard Holds 48 Containers for Inspection

In response to an isolated fire involving mis-labeled lithium-ion batteries, the US Coast Guard placed a hold on forty-eight cargo containers to search for additional hazardous materials. 

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03/24/2022

Virginia Considers COVID-19 Safety Standard Repeal

Virginia's Safety and Health Codes Board voted unanimously to revoke the state's workplace COVID-19 health and safety standard on March 21. The revocation notice appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch this week. 

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03/21/2022

TSCA Enforcement Alert: Unlisted PFAS in Ski Wax Products

An EPA enforcement alert warns manufacturers and sellers of ski wax products about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that are not listed on the TSCA Inventory found in several products. 

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03/21/2022

DOT Increases Hazmat Civil Penalties for 2022

The maximum civil penalty for a typical violation of the US DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) increased more than $5,000, to $89,678 per day, per violation. 

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03/21/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/21

In this week's Roundup, an explosives maker agrees to spend $3 million improving its wastewater treatment centers. Plus, an antimicrobial product distributor must pull its products from the US market for alleged FIFRA violations.

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03/14/2022

Coast Guard Issues Lithium Battery Safety Alert

Following what the US Coast Guard called a “potentially catastrophic” hazmat fire, the Agency issued a warning for shippers and industry stakeholders about the importance of following lithium battery shipping regulations.

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03/14/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/14

In this week's Roundup, a major oil company will undertake $118 million in site upgrades to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Plus, a public utility provider must remediate residential sites after allegedly distributing contaminated soil.

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