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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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10/29/2020

COVID-19 Safety Requirements for NJ Businesses

On October 28, Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order (EO) 192 to establish a set of minimum coronavirus safety standards that employers in the Garden State must adhere to in absence of Federal OSHA safety standards. The EO goes into effect at 6:00 am on Thursday, November 5, 2020.

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10/27/2020

Dry Ice Shortage Could Freeze COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

From disinfecting wipes to N95 masks, from toilet paper to rice, the coronavirus pandemic has caused supply shortages of a multitude of products. The latest expected casualty: dry ice.

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10/26/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 10/26

In this week's Roundup, an oil and gas company agrees to imporve its Clearn Air Act policies and pay $2.85 million after EPA allegedly found violations at 12 of its faciltiies. Plus, EPA revisits a 2011 Consent Degree to expedite over $1 billion in improvements to a municipal wastewater system in Georgia. 

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10/26/2020

PHMSA, OSHA Prepare for GHS HazCom Summit

OSHA and PHMSA will hold a virtual public meeting on 11/19 to prepare to the next session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS).

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10/26/2020

The Future of GHS HazCom in the US

The GHS rules that OSHA adopted in 2012 are outdated now. GHS has undergone several revisions since then and OSHA must update its HazCom regulations in 29 CFR 1910.1200 again soon to keep pace. 

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