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01/21/2022

PHMSA Extends Enforcement Discretion for Hazmat Cylinders

PHMSA will continue to allow shippers to offer Division 2.2 hazardous materials (non-flammable gases) in cylinders that are no more than 12 months overdue for periodic requalification. 

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01/17/2022

Coast Guard, USPS Increase Hazmat Shipping Civil Penalties

The US Coast Guard and the US Postal Service increased civil penalties for violations of hazardous materials shipping regulations in vessel transportation and in the mail system, respectively.

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01/17/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/17

In this week's Roundup, two workers died and one injured when a rail tanker car exploded in relation to alleged mismanagement of hazardous waste. Plus, a power company agrees to pay $610,000 after alleged water discharge violations.

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01/11/2022

Final Rule Alert: EPA Adds 1-bromopropane to Clean Air Act HAP List

For the first time since 1990, US EPA added a new substance, 1-bromopropane, to the list of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) in the Clean Air Act.

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01/04/2022

New Year's Weekend EH&S News Wrap Up

Catch up on some regulatory activity you might have missed while you were celebrating the end of 2021. 

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12/20/2021

How COVID-19 Impacted RCRA Hazardous Waste Enforcement

Even in a year when RCRA inspections slowed significantly, it seems from EPA’s data that the rate of compliance at hazardous waste facilities barely changed. We have a few guesses why.

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12/20/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 12/20

In this week's Roundup, a telecom company pledges up to $1.5 million towards the recovery of abandoned cables in Lake Tahoe. Plus, a major agricultural company agrees to over $22 million in FIFRA-related fines and penalties.

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12/07/2021

RCRA Housekeeping to Close 2021

As we count down the days until 2022, now is a good time to review and organize the "administrative" elements of compliance with the RCRA hazardous waste regulations. Good recordkeeping is essential; inspectors commonly review records during onsite inspections.  

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11/29/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/29

In this week's Roundup, a cement maker pays $200,000 for alleged air emissions violations. Plus, a pesticide application servicer allegedly failed to follow all labeled use requirements for a fumigant on an almond farm.

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11/29/2021

Post-Thanksgiving EH&S Wrap-up Blog

Catch up on the EH&S news you might have missed during Thanksgiving week, including the latest efforts to ease port congestion on the west coast and the status of OSHA's COVID-19 Vax-or-Test ETS.

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