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02/24/2020

NJ Business Owner Faces Prison Time Plus $4.2M Fine for Haz Waste Violations

Earlier this month, a New Jersey business owner was ordered to pay $4.2 million in restitution and sentenced to 30 days in prison to resolve Federal hazardous waste violations. In addition, the business owner is required to complete 30 days of house arrest and three years of probation.  

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02/18/2020

Marine Pollutants: Ground vs. Air/Vessel Shipments

At Lion, we get a lot of questions about shipping marine pollutants. Specifically, when are they regulated and are there any reliefs for them? It can get a little confusing, because the answer will differ depending on the mode of transport. Something that is not a marine pollutant for a ground shipment could very well be a marine pollutant when shipped by vessel.

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02/07/2020

New York Prepares Major Hazardous Waste Regulation Revisions

New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation (NY DEC) is preparing to adopt major changes to the RCRA hazardous waste regulations finalized since 2012.

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02/04/2020

Emergency Preparedness in Haz Waste Satellite Areas

One of  many notable changes in the revised RCRA regulations are provisions that bolster emergency preparedness requirements for both small and large quantity generators "in areas where hazardous waste is generated and accumulated," include satellite accumulation areas.

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02/03/2020

FAA Issues $120K Fine Against Multinational Hazmat Shipping Provider

A household name for shipping services was issued a $120,000 civil penalty by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for allegedly violating hazardous materials regulations. FAA alleges that the shipping company knowingly offered a shipment containing improperly packaged lithium batteries for transportation by air on Nov. 15, 2018.  

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01/28/2020

160 PFAS Chemicals Added to EPCRA TRI Reporting List

Congress recently passed a law that includes a provision to add certain per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the EPCRA Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) list of reportable chemicals.

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01/27/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/27

In this week's Roundup, an oil and gas company will pay $1.95 million to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations. Plus, a hazmat drum maker and a motor fuels distributor were both named in a $1.3 million settlement over their alleged connection to an Ohio Superfund site.

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01/21/2020

Energy Co. Agrees to Clean Up Coal Ash Disposal Sites in North Carolina

A Charlotte-based electricity provider has struck a deal with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to eliminate 72.5 million tons of coal ash from six sites across the state. The settlement resolves allegations that the company stored coal ash in landfills and ponds for decades.

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01/20/2020

Groups Challenge EPA's Rollback of Chemical Facility Risk Management Standards

The United Steelworkers (USW) has filed suit to challenge US EPA’s decision to rescind requirements added to the Clean Air Act Risk Management Plan (RMP) program in 2017.

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01/14/2020

Next Week: DOT Hazmat Training in Philly & Baltimore

DOT hazmat training comes to Philadelphia and Baltimore starting next week. Check out Lion's full 2020 schedule of hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and EPA regulations workshops here.

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