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10/13/2017

Army Corps of Engineers Raises Clean Water Act Civil Penalty

The US Army Corps of Engineers (ACoE) on Friday raised its civil penalties for violations of the Clean Water Act to reflect the rate of inflation.  

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10/06/2017

Changes Proposed to California’s Hazardous Waste Training Rules

​The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has proposed significant revisions to the state’s unique Title 22 hazardous waste facility permitting requirements.

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09/29/2017

Now in Effect: New OSHA Crystalline Silica Construction Standard

OSHA’s revised Standard for respirable crystalline silica in the construction sector took effect on September 23, 2017. OSHA updated its permissible exposure limits (PELs) for crystalline silica, found at 29 CFR 1926.1153, in a Final Rule promulgated in March 2016.   

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09/25/2017

Using RCRA Interpretations in 2017 and Beyond

Environmental professionals often look to EPA letters of interpretation for clarity on specific hazardous waste management issues that arise at their facilities. Interpretations can be a useful tool for seeing the real-world implications of environmental regulations, but should be viewed with a few cautions in mind.   

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09/25/2017

EPA to Approve Washington State Dangerous Waste Updates

US EPA has re-opened the public comment period on a proposed rulemaking to authorize changes made to Washington’s State dangerous waste compliance requirements. The updates, which include a number of more stringent State rules, are listed in the Federal Register.

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09/19/2017

EPA Postpones Compliance Deadline for Clean Water Act Rule Aimed at Power Plants

Yesterday, US EPA promulgated a Final Rule in the Federal Register to postpone a compliance deadline for coal-fired power plants subject to new Clean Water Act effluent limitations finalized in November 2015.

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08/28/2017

Spring 2017 Unified Regulatory Agenda Released

Last week, the Federal government released its semiannual update on regulatory actions to be finalized, proposed, or withdrawn in the coming months. Officially titled the “Current Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions” and released twice per year, the report looks a little different this time around.   

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08/21/2017

What’s New In the 2018 IATA DGR?

Lion’s 2018 IATA DGR presale is happening now! Now, save $10 and get free shipping to any US address when you order your copy of the regulations before October 15, 2017. Be confident your hazmat air shipments are in full compliance and ready for acceptance by air carriers in 2018!   

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08/14/2017

Court Invalidates Parts of EPA's 2015 Definition of Solid Waste Rule

A D.C. Circuit Court last month invalidated parts of EPA’s 2015 update to the Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) pertaining to the reclamation of hazardous secondary materials. Find out what it means for hazardous waste generators   

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08/03/2017

EPA Faces Pushback on Delayed Clean Air Regulations

Before becoming EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt often challenged new US EPA Clean Air Act rules in court as Attorney General of Oklahoma. Now, it seems, the tables have turned—today Pruitt and his EPA face their own set of legal challenges from Attorneys General across the US.  

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