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03/30/2017

Finally Final: PHMSA Publishes HM 215N Hazmat Harmonization Rule

To harmonize the US hazmat shipping rules with international standards, US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) officially published its highly anticipated hazmat rulemaking HM 215N to the Federal Register today.

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03/27/2017

Waiting for 215N: Which Hazmat Label Specs To Use?

In a January 2013 Final Rule, DOT allowed for a two-year transition period to allow shippers to deplete their stock of “old” labels and pre-printed packagings. Now, as of January 1, 2017, shippers are required to mark and label packages in line with new size requirements.   

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03/27/2017

New RCRA Exclusions: On-site Reclamation

When the EPA promulgated changes to its definition of solid waste on January 13, 2015, the Agency created a few new exclusions for certain hazardous secondary material reclamation. 

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03/23/2017

POTUS Orders EPA to Unplug Clean Power Plan

The President of the United States will soon take executive action calling for US EPA to rescind and revise major Clean Air Act regulations designed to reduce carbon emissions from power plants the New York Times reports.

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03/20/2017

PHMSA Extends Comment Period for Crude Oil Volatility Proposal

The public comment period for this ANPRM was set to end on March 20—but has now been extended for an additional 60 days, in part due to requests from major industry stakeholders including the American Petroleum Institute. Comments on this potential crude oil rulemaking are now due before May 19, 2017. 

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03/13/2017

Why You Should Correct Minor Violations During CUPA Inspections

Did you know that during a CUPA hazardous waste inspection, if you correct a minor violation in the presence of the inspector, the inspector is forbidden by law from issuing you a citation for that violation? It’s true!  

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03/06/2017

Army and EPA to Review Waters of the US Rule

In response to the Presidential directive issued last month, the US EPA and the Army announced today their intention to review and rescind or revise the 2015 Waters of the United States Rule.

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03/02/2017

OSHA To Delay Beryllium PEL Compliance Deadline

In today’s Federal Register, OSHA proposed to delay the effective date of its lowered permissible exposure limit (PEL) for beryllium until May 20, 2017.

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03/01/2017

POTUS Orders Review of WOTUS Rule

Yesterday the President signed an executive order to require the new Administrator of the EPA to review the Final Rule “Definition of Waters of the United States,” or “WOTUS Rule.”

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