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California’s Hazardous Materials Business Plan Changes in Effect as of January 1

Effective as of January 1, 2023, California amended its Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP) program to more strictly limit the use of exemptions for "retail establishments" and "consumer products," among other changes.

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EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/23

In this week's Roundup, an explosives manufacturer, a battery recycling plant, and a property owner will all pay civil penalties to resolve alleged violations of environmental regulations.

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US DOT, EPA, and OSHA Increase Civil Penalties for 2023

Update: OSHA has now finalized a rule to increase the maximum and minimum civil penalties for workplace health and safety violations. For a willful or repeat violation, the maximum penalty increased about $11,000. 

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CSB Report: “Popcorn Polymer” Led to Explosions and $583M in Damages

Following an investigation into a series of explosions at a Texas chemical plant, US CSB highlights the suspected cause of the incident and safety recommendations in an Investigation Report.  

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Quick Quiz: Spot the Hazmat Employees

Which of these four job descriptions would make a staff member a "hazmat employee"? Give the quiz a shot, then see PHMSA's answers from a recent interpretation letter.

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Final Rule: DOT Hazmat Regulation Edits, Deletions, and Clarifications

US DOT PHMSA released its annual “editorial corrections” rule last week to clarify and fix errors in the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

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Final Rule: 49 CFR Lithium Battery Regulations Revised

A Final Rule to revise the 49 CFR regulations for lithium battery air shipments replaces an interim Final Rule in effect since March 2019—and includes important changes that shippers should be aware of. 

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EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 12/26

A fruit processing company, a storage facility, and a tour operator will all face civil penalties for alleged environmental violations.

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Addendum I to the 2023 IATA DGR Released

IATA has released the first Addendum to the 64th Edition of its Dangerous Goods Regulations (2023). Mandatory compliance with the new edition begins on January 1.   

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EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 12/19

A wholesale seafood producer, an agriculture supplier, and a freight distributor will all face civil penalties for alleged environmental violations.

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