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05/26/2020

PHMSA Withdraws Crude Oil Vapor Pressure Proposal

On May 20, DOT PHMSA withdrew a proposal to establish vapor pressure limits for crude oil and other Class 3 flammable hazardous materials by rail.

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05/19/2020

Who Can Use EPA's New RCRA Relief for Episodic Generation?

One change in EPA's Generator Improvements Rule that provided a new relief for generators is the creation of rules for “episodic generation.” Find out who can use this new relief, and how it could help lighten your regulatory burden.

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05/15/2020

PHMSA Affirms Preemption of NYC’s Hazmat Permit Fee

PHMSA found that “the city created its own independent set of cargo containment, equipment, and related requirements that overlap extensive HMR requirements and are likely to encourage noncompliance with the HMR.”

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04/29/2020

Live Hazmat & RCRA Webinars in Spring 2020

If you’re reading this, you play an essential role in employee and supply chain safety. Join us for live, expert-led webinars that leverage experienced instructors, interactive learning, and robust resources to create a powerful training experience.

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04/28/2020

Join the Hazmat Special Permit Party

Like at any party, there are rules to follow and party fouls to avoid when you want to obtain "party status" to a hazmat special permit. 

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04/17/2020

Signing Hazmat Shipping Papers in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Unless you’re Stretch Armstrong, you can’t sign hazmat shipping papers from six feet away—the recommended social distance to prevent transmission of the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. PHMSA has issued recommendations for meeting your regulatory responsibility from a safe distance.   

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04/09/2020

27 Webinars Added to 2020 Training Schedule

We've added 27 live webinars to our 2020 training schedule.

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04/09/2020

How's Your Hazmat History? Take Our Quiz

Are you a hazmat historian? Keep your knowledge sharp with this three-minute hazmat transportation history quiz.

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03/30/2020

How to Comply with RCRA When Things Don't Go As Planned

This year, we’ve already seen how our best-laid plans can be wrecked by circumstances completely out of our control. We put together some hazardous waste management tips about what to do when unforeseen events threaten to upset your RCRA compliance efforts. 

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03/24/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/24

In this week's Roundup, a Wyoming oil production facility pays $115,000 to resolve alleged violations related to two improper releases. Plus, EPA fines an industrial metalworking company in Arizona for allegedly violating their fugitive dust plan from a previous settlement. 

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