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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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03/22/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/22

In this week's Roundup, a chemical manufacturer pays $357K for alleged chemical reporting violations. Plus, a cattle ranch allegedly discharged unauthorised materials into Waters of the US without the proper permits in order to construct a bridge.

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03/17/2021

New TSCA Restrictions for 5 PBT Chemicals

Update 03/17/21: EPA is requesting additional public comments on new TSCA restrictions finalized for five persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic (PBT) chemicals. 

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03/15/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/15

In this week's Roundup, a steel manufacturer will upgrade its air pollution control equipment after allegedly violating its Title V permit. Plus, a chemical distributor is expected to pay nearly $130K for alleged missteps in its chemical management processes.

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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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02/11/2021

Chill Out with a Cold Chemicals Quiz

Brace for winter by testing your knowledge of how the cold impacts worker safety and the chemicals we use, ship, and transport.

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02/08/2021

CSB Investigating Liquid Nitrogen Release That Killed 6

Investigators were deployed to the scene of a liquid nitrogen release in a Georgia poultry plant that killed six workers and hospitalized twelve others.  

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01/25/2021

How to Ship Wastes in Lab Packs

A recent DOT rulemaking gives shippers flexibility to ship non-RCRA waste materials in lab packs. Find out what kind of materials are eligible and how to prepare lab packs for compliant transportation. 

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01/25/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/25

In this week's Roundup, a major chemical manufacturer promises nearly $300 million in site improvements after alleged Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a military base and a metal producer are ordered to pay $300K for alleged violations of RCRA.

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01/22/2021

EPA Unveils 2019 TRI Report

Last week, EPA released its annual Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis for 2019. The TRI Report chronicles chemical waste management activities at public and private entities as part of Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) compliance.

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