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03/23/2018

IATA Launches DG AutoCheck to Verify the Hazmat Shipper’s Declaration

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently launched a new digital tool to help air carriers verify compliance with the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Called DG AutoCheck, the new tool checks the Shipper’s Declaration and the packaging, markings, and labels against the latest edition of the DGR.   

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03/23/2018

Do Dangerous Goods Belong on Driverless Vehicles?

UPDATED 03/29/18 US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has released a request for information, or RFI, related to the development of automated technologies for transporting hazardous materials by surface modes, i.e., highway and rail.  

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03/19/2018

Do You Need an SPCC Facility Response Plan?

Under authority granted by the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) program at 40 CFR 112. While most facilities subject to the SPCC rules...  

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03/19/2018

Court Orders EPA to Complete Area Designations for 2015 Ozone NAAQS

On March 12, a US District Court ordered EPA to complete its area designations by April 30, 2018 under its new National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone, promulgated in late 2015.  

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03/19/2018

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/20

This week, the lessee of a massive Utah mining complex and two natural gas processing companies will pay restitution to US EPA. These are only a few of the environmental enforcement cases we read about this week.  

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03/13/2018

Power Banks Recalled Due to Lithium Battery Incidents

Citing fifty-three reports of overheating lithium batteries, one report of chemical burns, and four reports of property damage, Amazon has announced a recall of six AmazonBasics portable lithium-ion battery chargers.  

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03/13/2018

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/13

This week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup comes to you from the Golden State, and starts with a reminder for retail facilities that manage regulated hazardous wastes or universal wastes, especially in California: Investigators and State attorneys continue to “dumpster dive” in order to uncover environmental violations.  

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03/12/2018

Lion's Compliance Jams 2018

We’ve hand-picked a rocking list of songs that we know environmental, transportation, and safety professionals can relate to.

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03/09/2018

OSHA Delays Enforcement of New Beryllium Exposure Standards Until May 2018

OSHA on March 2 announced its intention to delay enforcement of its stricter industry beryllium standards for general industry, maritime, and construction workplaces—including the lowered permissible exposure limit (PEL) and short-term exposure limit (STEL)—until May 11, 2018.  

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03/09/2018

EPA Proposes Adding Aerosols to Universal Waste Program

(UPDATE 11/25/2019) A pre-publication version of EPA's Final Rule to add aerosol cans to the universal waste programs is now available. 

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