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09/01/2022

Alfredo Sauce: A Reportable Release?

A messy release of alfredo sauce on a highway near Memphis, TN gives us a chance to consider release reporting rules under three major regulatory programs—the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), Superfund, and the Clean Water Act.  

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08/31/2022

EPA Proposes Revisions to Clean Air Act RMP Rules

US EPA plans to revise the Risk Management Planning (RMP) regulations for facilities that use, store, manufacture, handle, or move regulated substances above certain thresholds.

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08/29/2022

PFOA, PFOS Proposed as Superfund Substances

Update: US EPA's proposed rule to add PFOA and PFOS to the list of hazardous substances under CERCLA/Superfund was published to the Federal Register on September 6. 

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08/26/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/29

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, the president of an electroplating company pleads guilty to criminal Clean Water Act violations, an agribusiness firm faces $1.7 million in penalties for TRI reporting failures, and more. 

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08/26/2022

Comment Period Extended: Hazmat e-Communications

Update: US DOT PHMSA is extending the comment period on its request for input about potential benefits of electronic hazmat shipping papers, emergency response information, train consists, and other communications until 10/24.  

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08/25/2022

Quick Quiz: EH&S News of the Week

Catch up on the headlines that matter to environmental, safety, and hazardous materials professionals this week with this 5-minute quiz.

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08/22/2022

PHMSA Package Tape Enforcement Policy Ends August 31

PHMSA’s policy of enforcement discretion regarding use of alternate adhesive tape to close UN rated packagings will end on August 31, 2022. 

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08/22/2022

OSHA Requests Comments on Lead Exposure Standards

OSHA is considering a rulemaking to revise its standards for workplace exposure to lead, based on medical findings made since the Standard for lead was established in 1978.

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08/19/2022

4 Hospitalized After Nitric Acid Release in NJ

Four people—two police officers and two trucking company employees—were transported to a hospital as a precautionary measure following a suspected nitric acid release in New Jersey last week.  

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08/19/2022

Why Regulatory Experts Would Make Good Referees

Which is longer: US DOT's definition of a hazardous material or the NFL rulebook definition of a completed pass?

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