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03/01/2021

Does Your State Regulate PCBs as Hazardous Waste?

The RCRA statutory definition of “hazardous waste” specifically excludes polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Why is that, and how should these wastes be managed and disposed of? The answer may depend on what state you're in. 

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03/01/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/1

In this week's Roundup, a contractor allegedly constructed an illegal campground with improper watershed stabilization practices. Plus, a boat repair shop commits to $142K in fines and agrees to preventative measures after alleged Clean Water Act violations.  

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02/25/2021

TCEQ Will Accept Electronic Waste Summary Until April 1

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is offering enforcement discretion for Annual Waste Summaries submitted no later than April 1, 2021.  

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02/25/2021

Will OSHA Target Your Site for Inspection in 2021?

OSHA recently revised its Site-specific Targeting (SST) program to establish a new category of employers who may be targeted for safety inspections this year. The new directive replaces SST-16 to target facilities based on employer-reported data from 2017 to 2019.

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02/25/2021

Half of Covered Employers Don't Submit Injury and Illness Reports

A report issued by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) indicates that fewer than half of covered establishments submitted their required annual summary of injury and illness data in 2019.  

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02/25/2021

Don’t Use These Hazardous Waste Manifests

EPA alerts hazardous waste stakeholders about paper Hazardous Waste Manifests in circulation that were produced by a non-EPA approved printer.  

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02/24/2021

IATA Posts Addendum II to the 2021 DGR

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the second addendum to the 2021 IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations or DGR this week.  

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02/23/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/23

In this week's Roundup, three oil companies face $9.6 million in penalties after alleged violations related to Risk Management Plans, hazardous waste management, and Clean Water Act.

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02/22/2021

For Hazmat Training, Timing is Everything

Should shippers train employees once every 3 years or once every 2 years? As with so many things in regulatory compliance, it depends. 

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02/17/2021

New York: Hazardous Waste Reports Due March 1

NYSDEC requires large quantity generators (LQGs) in New York State to submit annual reports of their hazardous waste activity by March 1.  

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