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03/15/2016

Failure to Report Release Costs Texas Oil Company $400,000

For failing to notify the National Response Center (NRC) of a reportable discharge of a hazardous substance, a Houston-based oil and gas company will pay $400,000 to Federal and State environmental agencies and serve a two-year probation term.

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12/16/2015

EPA Hazardous Waste Office Changes Name

The US EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response (OSWER) has a new name. The office—which is responsible for implementing a number of EPA’s environmental programs—will from here on out be known as the Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM). Among the responsibilities of this office is the development of hazardous waste standards and regulations.

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08/17/2015

Tianjin Disaster: How Prepared is the US Chemical Industry?

On August 12, 2015, in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, a warehouse owned by a logistics company suffered massive explosions and fires that killed at least one hundred people, injured hundreds more, and released toxic fumes into the air. Understandably, the explosion has raised concerns from regulators, industry, and citizens alike about chemical safety here in the United States...

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07/10/2013

Understanding Superfund Discovery and Remediation

On May 21, 2013, EPA announced the addition of 9 hazardous waste sites to the National Priorities List (NPL) and a proposal to add 9 more. This brings the total number of sites listed on the NPL to 1,685. According to EPA, 68% of those sites (1,145) have cleanup remedies in place...

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06/11/2013

Release Reporting Requirements—CERCLA vs. EPCRA

The EPA oversees two major reporting programs aimed at facilitating immediate response and long-term cleanup of hazardous substances released into the environment. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)—also known as Superfund—was enacted in 1980 and authorizes the Federal government to...

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12/11/2012

Determining EPA Superfund Sites

On September 18, 2012, U.S. EPA added twelve new “Superfund” sites to the National Priority List (NPL) and proposed eight further additions.
 
The NPL is a list of U.S. sites affected by “uncontrolled hazardous substance releases…that are priorities for long-term remedial action and response” [40 CFR 300.5, emphasis added]
 
There is a multi-step process for...

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