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01/21/2022

PHMSA Extends Enforcement Discretion for Hazmat Cylinders

PHMSA will continue to allow shippers to offer Division 2.2 hazardous materials (non-flammable gases) in cylinders that are no more than 12 months overdue for periodic requalification. 

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01/21/2022

How Much Do You Know About Lithium Batteries?

Take this quick lithium battery quiz to test your knowledge of the latest lithium battery regulations and the history of these batteries in commerce. 

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01/20/2022

Texas RCRA Update Rule Takes Effect Feb. 3

A number of significant revisions to the Texas State hazardous and industrial waste regulations took effect on February 3, 2022, including the RCRA Generator Improvements Rule, new management standards for hazardous waste pharmaceuticals, and aerosols as universal waste.

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01/17/2022

Coast Guard, USPS Increase Hazmat Shipping Civil Penalties

The US Coast Guard and the US Postal Service increased civil penalties for violations of hazardous materials shipping regulations in vessel transportation and in the mail system, respectively.

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01/17/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/17

In this week's Roundup, two workers died and one injured when a rail tanker car exploded in relation to alleged mismanagement of hazardous waste. Plus, a power company agrees to pay $610,000 after alleged water discharge violations.

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01/17/2022

Kentucky Chemical Explosion Results in All-night Shelter-in-place

Residents of Fort Wright, KY were asked to shelter in place on January 11, after multiple booms were reported coming from a plastics plant starting around 8:15 p.m.

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01/14/2022

OSHA Penalties for Health and Safety Violations Increased

Effective January 14, 2022, OSHA has increased civil penalties for workplace health and safety violations to match inflation.

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01/14/2022

Quick Quiz: The Lone Star State Challenge, Houston

Lion's hazardous waste and hazmat shipper workshops return to Houston in March. Houston has a rich history and a culture all its own. Test your knowledge about one of the Lone Star State's biggest cities with this quiz.

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01/12/2022

OSHA's COVID-19 Healthcare Emergency Standard Expired

OSHA's COVID-19 ETS for the healthcare industry has expired as of December 21, 2021. The original ETS was valid for six months from date of publication.

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01/12/2022

EPA Increases Penalties for Environmental Noncompliance

US EPA increased its maximum monetary civil penalties for violations of air, water, chemical, and hazardous waste programs on January 12, 2022.

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