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02/04/2021

Oregon: New Permanent COVID-19 Standard Proposed

Oregon OSHA has proposed a permanent COVID-19 worker protection standard that will replace the temporary requirements already in place. If finalized, the new standard will take effect on May 4, 2021. 

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01/15/2021

Two Texas Businesses Pay $74K for IHW Violations

This month, TCEQ approved enforcement actions against two businesses for alleged violation's of state requirements for management and disposal of industrial and hazardous waste (IHW).

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07/28/2020

Are These 3 RCRA Rules In Effect In Your State?

Update: On July 20, 2020, Louisiana became the 27th state to adopt EPA's RCRA hazardous waste Generator Improvements Rule. 

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06/16/2020

Texas Adopts 3 Recent RCRA Revisions

Effective June 11, 2020, three newly adopted RCRA revisions are now in effect in Texas. 

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05/15/2020

PHMSA Affirms Preemption of NYC’s Hazmat Permit Fee

PHMSA found that “the city created its own independent set of cargo containment, equipment, and related requirements that overlap extensive HMR requirements and are likely to encourage noncompliance with the HMR.”

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05/12/2020

PHMSA Pre-Empts Washington State Crude-by-Rail Rule

Update 05/11/20: PHMSA has finalized its preemption determination and found that Federal Hazardous Material Transportation Law preempts Washington State's vapor pressure requirement for crude oil by rail.  

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02/07/2020

New York Prepares Major Hazardous Waste Regulation Revisions

New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation (NY DEC) is preparing to adopt major changes to the RCRA hazardous waste regulations finalized since 2012.

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12/06/2019

RCRA Rivalry: Ohio v. Michigan

From college football to state borders, Michigan and Ohio are in constant competition. Test your knowledge of the RCRA hazardous waste activity in these states with this quiz.

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06/13/2019

DTSC's Plan to Adopt RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements

California has unveiled a plan to adopt provisions from EPA’s 2016 Generator Improvements Rule into the state’s Title 22 hazardous waste regulations. The major EPA rulemaking overhauled the Federal hazardous waste management requirements, adding more stringent provisions as well as new reliefs for generators.  

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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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