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05/09/2022

EPA Must Act on Petition to List PVC as Hazardous Waste

US EPA must decide by January 20, 2023 whether to list discarded polyvinyl chloride (PVC) as a hazardous waste under the RCRA regulations.  

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05/09/2022

Is Every D002 Hazardous Waste a Class 8 Hazmat?

To comply with environmental and transportation regulations, facilities that manage and ship hazardous wastes and/or hazardous materials must understand two different definitions for the word "corrosive." 

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05/04/2022

PHMSA Hazmat Enforcement Discretion on Packaging Tape

US DOT PHMSA announced a policy of enforcement discretion on May 2 for shippers who close a hazardous materials package with an adhesive tape other than the tape called for in the package manufacturer’s closure instructions. 

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05/02/2022

EPA Denies Four Challenges to GHG Endangerment Finding

US EPA has denied four petitions challenging the Agency’s 2009 determination that emissions of greenhouse gases to the air endanger human health.    

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04/25/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 4/25

In this week's Roundup, a metal recycler will spend more than $3 million after allegedly mishandling refrigerants from small appliances and motor vehicles. Plus, an electronics retailer allegedly sold an unregistered pesticide with misleading label information 55 times.

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04/11/2022

PHMSA Answers Frequently Asked Hazmat Questions

US DOT PHMSA will compile and publish a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) to provide clear information about compliance to hazardous materials shippers, manufacturers, and other stakeholders.

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04/07/2022

OSHA To Cite Employers for Injury Reporting Failures

When OSHA begins a new inspection this year, the agency will check whether the employer “may have failed” to submit required injury and illness data. If yes, OSHA will cite the employer for failure to report.  

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04/04/2022

Plastic Container Manufacturing Process May Create PFAS

EPA has found that per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may form as a byproduct during the manufacture of HDPE containers and similar plastics.    

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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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03/21/2022

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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