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12/29/2020

Two New DOT Hazmat Regulations Finalized

US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) finished off 2020 with two new hazmat rulemakings.  

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12/28/2020

No Change to NAAQS for Ozone, Particulate Matter

US EPA will retain, without change, the current National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for both ozone and particulate matter (PM).  

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12/07/2020

EPA Acts on CERCLA Financial Responsibility for Chemical, Oil and Gas, Power Industries

US EPA will not impose new financial responsibility requirements under CERCLA for three key industries: Electric power generation, transmission, and distribution; petroleum and coal products manufacturing; and chemical manufacturing.  

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12/04/2020

Video: 2 Updates for Hazmat Shippers

Quick video alert for hazmat shippers concerning 49 CFR and IMDG Code hazardous materials regulations. 

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11/25/2020

Final Rule Alert: PHMSA Reduces Hazmat Regulatory Burdens

A new PHMSA rulemaking revises the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to “update, clarify, or provide relief from various regulatory requirements without adversely affecting safety.”  

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11/23/2020

2020 IMDG Code Compliance Deadline Delayed

IMO has announced that mandatory compliance with the forthcoming IMDG Code Amendment 40–20 will begin on June 1, 2022.  

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11/16/2020

New: Hazmat Security Plans for LNG by Rail

US DOT PHMSA is seeking renewal, with revisions, of an information collection request (ICR) related to Hazardous Materials Security Plans. The revisions will impact carriers that transport tank car quantities of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail. 

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11/13/2020

EPA Abandons Once-In-Always-In Clean Air Act Policy

Update 11/19/20: EPA's Final Rule to amend the NESHAP General Provisions and allow major sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) to be reclassified as area sources takes effect on January 19, 2021.

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11/03/2020

EPA Posts Final TSCA Risk Eval for Carbon Tetrachloride

In the past week, US EPA released one final chemical risk evaluation and one draft risk evaluation required under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  

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11/03/2020

Final Rule Alert: PHMSA Amends 4-series Cylinder Requalification Periods

This PHMSA Final Rule lengthens some requalification periods for certain DOT 4-series cylinders in non-corrosive gas service. 

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