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10/15/2020

TCEQ Plans to Increase Environmental Penalties for 2021

TCEQ announced proposed significant increases to its penalty policy for environmental and hazardous waste violations in Texas. The TCEQ Penalty Policy provides a framework for the Agency to calculate fines and penalties for entities that violate State environmental and/or hazardous waste regulations. 

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10/02/2020

CA Paint Manufacturer Settles for $1.43 Million in Title 22 Penalties

A San Carlos-based paint manufacturer reached a settlement with more than twenty California county prosecutors to settle alleged hazardous waste disposal violations.

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06/02/2020

Updated TSCA Inventory Now Available

EPA just released an updated iteration of the TSCA Inventory comprised of 86,405 chemicals. Of those, 41,597 are active in commerce.   

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05/26/2020

OSHA Updates COVID-19 Enforcement Guidance

OSHA released revised guidance concerning workplace safety compliance during the COVID-19 public health emergency last week.  

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05/04/2020

How to Spot a Counterfeit Respirator

Due to the national respirator shortage, some companies are seeking less conventional third-party marketplaces with the hope of keeping their essential staff and employees safe. But don’t be fooled, many counterfeit masks appear strikingly similar to their approved counterpart. Here’s how to tell the difference.

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05/04/2020

TSCA CDR Reporting Period Starts June 1

It happens every four years and it's coming up again in November 2020? No, we're not talking about the next US Presidential election…  

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04/13/2020

Is COVID-19 a Recordable Illness Under 29 CFR 1904.7?

On April 10, 2020, OSHA issued interim guidance related to recording cases of COVID-19 that occur in the workplace. Normally, illnesses contracted in the workplace are recordable if they are new cases and result in medical treatment beyond first aid, days away from work, or other criteria in 29 CFR 1904.7.  

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04/13/2020

TSCA CDR Deadline Extended to November 30

We check in on the latest EPA actions to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) regulations and meet other responsibilities under the TSCA Reform law. 

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03/02/2020

Coronavirus: Preventing Workplace Exposure

OSHA and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently released guidance for employers regarding the novel coronavirus or COVID-19. As US cases begin to make headlines, employers should take steps to prevent rapid transmission of the coronavirus. 

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02/28/2020

US Hazardous Waste Generators Submit 2020 Biennial Reports

March 1 is here and it's an even numbered year, which means that large quantity generators should have already submitted Biennial Reports that cover activity from 2019. See what goes into the Biennial Report, including a couple of recent changes to the requirements from EPA's Generator Improvements Rule. 

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