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08/30/2021

Update: EPA Proposes New TSCA Reporting Rule for PFAS

A new TSCA rule proposed by EPA would require manufacturers and importers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to submit ten years of data regarding PFAS production volumes, use, exposure, disposal, and more. 

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08/09/2021

Is HAZWOPER Training Required to Clean Up a Chemical Spill?

Recognizing incidents that are “emergency releases” subject to the HAZWOPER Standard in 29 CFR 1910.120 will help employers effectively train and prepare employees who respond to emergencies and/or clean up incidental spills involving hazardous chemicals.   

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07/27/2021

OSHA Cites 4 Employers After Liquid Nitrogen Release That Killed 6

OSHA cited the poultry plant, the transporter, the equipment manufacturer, and the cleaning company connected to a liquid nitrogen release that took six lives early this year for fifty-nine health and safety violations. 

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07/08/2021

Next Phase of TSCA Chemical Risk Evals Underway

EPA has completed risk evaluations for the original 10 substances and now plans to promulgate TSCA Section 6 management standards for three of those chemicals.

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07/06/2021

Final Rule: New TSCA Reporting Requirements for 50 Chemicals

US EPA finalized a Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) rulemaking that will require manufacturers and importers of 50 chemical substances to report health and safety data.

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06/22/2021

CSB Investigates Illinois Chemical Factory Explosion

[UPDATE 06/22/21] CSB deployed two members of its leadership team to the explosion site on June 21. At the site, they met with company respresentatives, on-site Federal and local emergency responders, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff, and Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) investigators to discuss the incident further.

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05/31/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/31

In this week's Roundup, three afiliated companies agree to invest $850K in wetland restoration projects. Plus, a petroleum refinery is set to pay a six-figure settlement after alleged Clean Air Act violations resulted in a fire.

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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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05/10/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/10

In this week's Roundup, a construction company is expected to pay a $2 million civil penalty related to alleged Clean Water Act violations. Plus, a pharmaceutical research facility takes steps to bring its chemical management practices up to Risk Management Plan standards.

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04/15/2021

CSB Issues Update on Ohio Paint Factory Explosion That Killed One

According to CSB, the facility was conducting its alkyd resin manufacturing process during the early morning hours of April 8 when an accidental release occurred at about 12:02 am.

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