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07/05/2016

EPA Raises Civil Penalties for Environmental Noncompliance

In the Federal Register today, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted an Interim Final Rule to raise civil penalties for violations of environmental law and EPA regulations. Penalties are being raised to match inflation as mandated under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990.

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06/30/2016

OSHA Raises Fines for Safety Violations for First Time Since 1990

For the first time since 1990, penalties for violations of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) work safety rules have gone up. 

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06/30/2016

EPA Releases Timeline for Implementing New Chemical Law

US EPA has released a first-year implementation plan for new and revised chemical testing and management requirements under the recently signed Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act.

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06/30/2016

PHMSA Posts More Changes to 49 CFR Hazmat Rules

The US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today proposed a number of additions, corrections, and updates to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) in 49 CFR.

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06/29/2016

PHMSA Raises Hazmat Civil Penalties

In the Federal Register today, the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) posted an Interim Final Rule to raise the maximum and minimum civil penalties for violations of Federal hazardous materials regulations, law, special permits, and approvals.  

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06/28/2016

EPA Finalizes New Clean Water Act Rule for Fracking Wastewaters

In the June 28 Federal Register, US EPA posted a Final Rule to implement pretreatment standards for wastewaters sent from onshore unconventional oil and gas (UOG) extracting facilities to a publicly owned treatment works (POTW).

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06/28/2016

No Hazmat Allowed on Drones, Says FAA

When we talk about shipping hazardous materials by ground, air, and vessel, we typically look to Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR). Today, a US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Final Rule added to 14 CFR piqued our interest.

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06/22/2016

FMCSA Updates Hazmat Safety Permit Rules for Radioactives Transporters

In the Federal Register on Friday, June 17, the US DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) posted a Rule to update the vehicle inspection requirements for motor carriers who transport highway-route control quantities (HRCQ) of radioactive materials.

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06/08/2016

TSCA Reform Passes Senate, Awaits POTUS Signature

After passing the House of Representatives last week, long-awaited revisions to the United States’ major chemical management, reporting, and recordkeeping law—the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)—have now passed the Senate as well.  Named the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, the revisions to TSCA now require only a signature from the President to enact them into Federal law.

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06/07/2016

GHS for Hazmat Shippers: June 28

On June 28 from 1-3 PM ET, Lion will present the live, instructor-led GHS Compliance for Hazmat Shippers Webinar to help chemical manufacturers, distributors, and shippers identify how GHS affects their 49 CFR hazmat shipping responsibilities and how to keep chemical shipments in compliance with both OSHA and US DOT regualtions.

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