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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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10/12/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 10/12

In this week's Roundup, two municipalities face $1.5 million in Clean Water Act and RCRA penalties. Plus, a munitions manufacturers agrees to pay $11.5 million to restore a NJ superfund site.

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09/29/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/29

In this week's Roundup, a Seattle-based coffee company takes steps to correct its alleged $100,000 EPCRA violation. Plus, a California metal finishing company is asked to pay nearly $50K for alleged missteps in hazardous waste management. 

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08/17/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/17

In this week's Roundup, a Texas excavator will pay nearly $50K to resolve  alleged TCEQ and RCRA violations. Plus, a New England scrap metal processor has been cited for nearly $900K after allegedly emitting VOCs without a permit.

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08/11/2020

Beirut Explosion Strikes Similarities to 2013 West, TX Incident, Says CSB

Last week, the Chairman of the US Chemical Safety and Hazardous Investigation Board (CSB) released a statement reflecting that the massive chemical explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on August 4 may have similar characteristics to the West Fertilizer Plant Explosion of 2013.

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07/25/2020

COVID-19 Training and Protocols for Texas Employers

A revised checklist issued in Texas requires training for all employees and contractors on how to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 infection and prevent community spread of the virus.  

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06/16/2020

Texas Adopts 3 Recent RCRA Revisions

Effective June 11, 2020, three newly adopted RCRA revisions are now in effect in Texas. 

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06/08/2020

RCRA Training Returns to Texas in August 2020

The most reliable and comprehensive Texas hazardous waste training available returns to Houston and Dallas in August 2020.  

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06/28/2018

Texas to Start Adopting RCRA Generator Improvements This Summer

In Summer 2018, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Industrial and Hazardous Waste (I&HW) will begin the internal process of adopting EPA’s “Generator Improvements” into Texas’ I&HW regulations.   

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01/23/2018

RCRA and TCEQ Waste Training in San Antonio, Feb 21-23

In San Antonio on Feb. 21 to 23, join an expert Lion instructor for collaborative, engaging trianing to satisfy EPA and TCEQ hazarodus and industrial waste training mandates. Plus, earn certification maintenance points toward your IHMM, ABIH, and NEHA credentials!    

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