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12/13/2021

Two New Board Members Appointed to CSB

On December 10, 2021, the Senate confirmed two new Board Members to the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB), Stephen Owens and Sylvia Johnson.

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11/29/2021

NGP Facilities Added to TRI Reporting Rule

Natural Gas Processing facilities were added to the list of industry sectors subject to the EPCRA Toxic Chemical Release Reporting Rule (40 CFR Part 372). The first reports from this sector will cover the 2022 reporting year be due July 1, 2023. 

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11/02/2021

VIDEO: Responders Roll to Hazmat Situation at Bowling Ball Factory

The City of Jennings, Missouri declared a State of Emergency on Thursday last week when a fire at an abandoned bowling ball factory created an “extremely complex and large-scale fire and hazmat situation” for local responders. A shelter-in-place order was issued for the city school district.

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10/19/2021

12 Chemicals Proposed for EPCRA TRI Reporting List

US EPA has proposed adding 12 entries to the list of chemicals subject to the EPCRA Section 313 Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting requirements.   

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10/04/2021

New Deadlines: TSCA Health & Safety Reporting for 50 Chemicals

US EPA amended the deadline for chemical manufacturers and importers to report unpublished data on 50 chemical substances specified in a July Final Rule.

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09/23/2021

Update | New TSCA Restrictions for 5 PBT Chemicals

Update 09/23/21: US EPA extended the compliance date for processing and distribution of PIP (3:1), PIP (3:1)-containing products, and PIP (3:1)-containing articles to March 8, 2022. 

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09/21/2021

Are Ocean Carriers Refusing Hazmat Shipments?

Chemical distributors have expressed concerns about systemic reductions for transporting hazardous materials by vessel and the possibility that carriers are refusing to book chemical shipments.

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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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