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01/28/2019

Hospital Fined $360,000 for Pharma Hazardous Waste Violations

For alleged improper disposal of pharmaceutical hazardous wastes over a three-year period, a teaching hospital in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin will pay $360,000.  

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01/21/2019

OSHA Raises Penalties for Safety Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will soon raise civil penalties for work safety violations to keep pace with inflation. The Department of Labor will announce the increase in a forthcoming Final Rule.

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01/21/2019

Illinois the 20th State to Adopt RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements

In December, Illinois became the latest state to adopt US EPA’s new, stricter hazardous waste requirements.

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01/10/2019

New Finding for Mercury Air Toxics Proposed by EPA

US EPA closed out 2018 with a proposal to revise its Supplemental Cost Finding for the 2012 Mercury Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Final Rule. In it, the Agency states that it is not “appropriate and necessary” to regulate hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions from coal- or oil-fired electricity generating units (EGUs).  

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11/30/2018

Final Rule Alert: EPA Exempts Recalled Airbags from RCRA Hazardous Waste Rules

US EPA published its Interim final rule Safe Management of Recalled Airbagsto the Federal Register on Friday, November 30.

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11/27/2018

Final Rule Alert: PHMSA Raises Hazmat Penalties for 2019

This minor adjustment occurs once per year—but with penalties assessed on a per day, per violation basis, even small increases to penalties can quickly add up.

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11/26/2018

PHMSA Proposes HM 215-O to Harmonize 49 CFR with International Hazmat Requirements

Updates in the proposed rule will incorporate recent amendments to international regulation and consensus standards into 49 CFR and make changes to nearly every part of the hazmat rules, including Proper Shipping Names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging authorizations, and quantity limits. 

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11/19/2018

Where is EPA’s 2015 WOTUS Rule in Effect Now?

The hotly contested 2015 Waters of the United States Rule essentially expanded EPA’s authority to regulate rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water under the Clean Water Act. 

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11/13/2018

New EPA Rules Will Facilitate Worldwide Airbag Recall

Update: US EPA published its Interim Final Rule Safe Management of Recalled Airbags to the Federal Register on Friday, November 30.

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