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06/21/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/21

In this week's Roundup, an industrial airport pays $15K for alleged Clean Water Act violations. Plus, a telecom manufacturer must submit a Notice of Export in compliance with TSCA.

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06/20/2022

What's New for TRI Reports Due July 1?

Required under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) regulations, TRI reporting is required from facilities in certain industry groups that manufactured, imported, processed, or used large volumes of listed chemical substances in 2021.

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06/20/2022

New Near-zero Health Advisories for PFAS in Water

On June 15, 2022, EPA released drinking water health advisories for four per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The advisories illustrate the level of drinking water contamination below which adverse health effects are not likely to occur.

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06/17/2022

Don't Get Creative with RCRA Waste Markings

Recently in Texas, an oil refinery was penalized for a handful of alleged hazardous waste violations. One violation that stands out as especially avoidable concerns the wording used on a container holding universal waste.

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06/17/2022

Quick Quiz: A Hazmat Father's Day

To celebrate Father’s Day, this short quiz highlights contributions made to hazardous materials training and emergency response by a man sometimes called the Father of Modern Hazmat Thinking—Ludwig Benner Jr.

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06/16/2022

CSB Shares Chemical Release Incident Data

The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) recently shared a list of accidental chemical releases reported since March 23, 2020—the date a new reporting requirement took effect. 

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06/14/2022

Illinois Bans Burning of PFAS

On June 8, 2022, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed a bill prohibiting the incineration of any perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including fire-fighting foams, effective immediately.

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06/14/2022

Can I Use the ORM-D and Limited Quantity Markings Together?

Although the ORM-D designation was phased out on January 1, 2021, many shippers still wonder how to move forward. PHMSA recently responded one question: does the ORM-D marking have to be removed entirely from a package label or can it appear in addition to the required limited quantity marking?

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06/13/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/13

In this week's Roundup, a chemical company pays $110 million in site improvements following Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a dental equipment provider allegedly produced and sold two disinfectants not approved by EPA.

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06/06/2022

Omaha Chemical Plant Fire Under Investigation

An explosive fire at a chemical facility in downtown Omaha, NE sparked evacuations and community concerns last week. What began as a fire on May 30 resulted in a series of explosions, which shot columns of black smoke into the air.

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