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05/21/2021

Ohio Industrial Shop Cited for Storing 38K Pounds of Hazardous Waste

Three operators of a defunct plating shop face felony charges for allegedly storing hazardous waste and operating a hazardous waste facility without a license.

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05/17/2021

DOT to Reconsider LNG by Rail Rule

US DOT will reconsider a Final Rule promulgated in July 2020 that authorized the transport of liquefied natural gas (LNG)—also known as “Methane, refrigerated liquid”—in rail tank cars.    

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05/17/2021

Train Hauling Hazmat Derails, Residents Evacuated

On Sunday afternoon, May 16, 2021, forty-seven railcars derailed and several exploded into flames near the town of Sibley, Iowa.

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05/17/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/17

In this week's Roundup, a chemical production facility faces multiple RCRA violations after an alleged accidental release of hydrofruoric acid in 2019. Plus, a garbage truck manufacturer agrees to pay $50K for allegedly failing to train hazardous waste personnel among other violations.

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05/15/2021

3 Wrong Ways to Place RCRA Satellite Areas

In the absence of an explicit definition for “at or near,” hazardous waste generators must interpret the regulations for themselves. Left to their own devices—generators get creative.

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05/14/2021

Update: EPA Rescinds Clean Air Act Transparency Rule

Update: EPA published an Interim Final Rule on May 14, 2021 to rescind changes made to agency procedures for identifying costs and benefits of new air regulations. 

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05/14/2021

Quick Quiz: 2020 RCRA Biennial Report Data

This 5-minute quiz tests your knowledge of hazardous waste activity in the US, based on Biennial Report data US EPA collected in 2020 and recently made public. 

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05/12/2021

USPS May Restrict e-Cigarettes, e-Liquids in Mail

Update 5/12/21: On April 19, USPS issued new guidance to assist ENDS mailers in preparing exception applications for submission following the final rule.  

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05/12/2021

Remembering ValuJet 592: 25 Years Later

25 years ago this week, on May 11, 1996, one of the most tragic and widely publicized hazmat transportation incidents in American history occurred. 

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05/10/2021

Illinois Warehouse Cited for $12K After Workplace COVID-19 Exposures & 1 Death

OSHA issued a $12,288 safety citation to a warehousing and distribution company in Naperville, IL for alleged safety violations related to a company meeting that led to 23 workers contracting COVID-19, including one who died.

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