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08/01/2017

USPS to Update Lithium Battery Mail Rules in Publication 52

To align its lithium battery requirements with recent updates to domestic and international hazmat shipping standards, USPS will now make major updates to its hazmat shipping manual, Publication 52. 

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08/01/2017

OSHA Launches Injury and Illness E-Reporting Portal

As of August 1, a new OSHA Injury Tracking Application is available to help employers meet their obligations for electronic reporting of injury and illness data. Employers covered under this new requirement have until December 1, 2017 to submit data from OSHA Forms 300 and/or 300A.   

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07/21/2017

Learn the New RCRA Rules Online Now!

Lion Technology’s popular Hazardous Waste Management Online Course is now updated to reflect major changes to the EPA hazardous waste generator requirements under EPA’s “Generator Improvements Rule.” Learn more here.   

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07/21/2017

New RCRA Contingency Plan Rules for Satellite Areas and Emergencies

One of the new, more stringent RCRA requirements that your state must adopt from EPA's "Generator Improvements Rule" is that containers managed under the “satellite” rules will have to be included in all preparedness, prevention, and emergency procedures at both small and large quantity generator locations. A heads-up now can help you plan ahead.

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07/21/2017

2 Final Rules: EPA Ready to Start TSCA Chemical Evaluations

US EPA last week posted two Final Rules to the Federal Register that describe how the Agency will carry out its responsibilities for prioritizing and evaluating chemical substances as required under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. 

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07/18/2017

How and Why Does PHMSA Create New Hazmat Rules?

Each Federal agency’s process for creating new regulations is slightly different. This week, we turn the spotlight on the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), a sub-unit of the Department of Transportation (DOT). PHMSA’s hazmat rules are found in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR), Parts 171–181, et. al.   

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07/17/2017

Scope Documents for First 10 TSCA Chemical Risk Evaluations Now Available

US EPA has announced the availability of documents that lay out the scope of the risk evaluations EPA will perform on the first 10 chemicals identified for evaluation under TSCA, as revised by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (“The Lautenberg Law”).   

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07/11/2017

New RCRA Rules Training in Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, & Memphis

RCRA workshops in Southeast cities start NEXT WEEK! Meet EPA’s annual RCRA training mandate and get up to speed on landmark changes to the hazardous waste generator requirements—in effect now!  

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07/10/2017

Georgia to Adopt New RCRA Hazardous Waste Rules Next Month

A proposal now available from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) lays out the State Agency’s plans for adopting recent updates to the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste rules. 

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06/30/2017

USPS Simplifies Rules for Ethanol-based Flammables

USPS has announced simplified requirements for marking and documenting certain air-eligible shipments of ethanol-based flammable liquids and solids, such as perfumes.   

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Hazmat Basics: Using Overpacks