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01/21/2020

Latest PHMSA Hazmat Special Permit Actions

On January 16, the DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) posted notice of its latest actions of hazardous materials special permits granted, denied, or withdrawn.

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01/21/2020

Energy Co. Agrees to Clean Up Coal Ash Disposal Sites in North Carolina

A Charlotte-based electricity provider has struck a deal with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to eliminate 72.5 million tons of coal ash from six sites across the state. The settlement resolves allegations that the company stored coal ash in landfills and ponds for decades.

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01/21/2020

There's No Such Thing as "OSHA Approved" Headphones

While there is no specific OSHA standard that prohibits headphones on a job site, workers listening to music can create a safety hazard. If the employee’s music masks sounds like alarms, moving equipment, machinery, traffic, danger signals, or verbal warnings, the results could be tragic.  

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01/20/2020

Groups Challenge EPA's Rollback of Chemical Facility Risk Management Standards

The United Steelworkers (USW) has filed suit to challenge US EPA’s decision to rescind requirements added to the Clean Air Act Risk Management Plan (RMP) program in 2017.

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01/17/2020

OSHA Penalties for Safety Violations Rise for 2020

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced increased civil penalties for violations of 29 CFR work safety programs.  

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01/14/2020

Next Week: DOT Hazmat Training in Philly & Baltimore

DOT hazmat training comes to Philadelphia and Baltimore starting next week. Check out Lion's full 2020 schedule of hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and EPA regulations workshops here.

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01/14/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/14

In this week's Roundup, an oil refinery and a real estate development company must pay over $900,000 to resolve Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a Washington State port authority agrees to a $1.3 million settlement for alleged illegal stormwater discharges in violation of the Clean Water Act.

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01/14/2020

IMDG Code Update: IMO Releases Corrigenda for 2018 Edition

Last month, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) released corrigenda to the 2018 edition to correct errors in Volumes 1 and 2 of the text.

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01/13/2020

EPA Raises Civil Penalties for 2020

On January 13, US EPA increased its monetary civil penalties for violations of hazardous waste, air, water, chemical, and other environmental laws and regulations.   

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01/07/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/7

In this week's Roundup, an oil and natural gas company pays at least $440,000 to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations at their Maine petroleum tank farm. Plus, a California-based industrial waste management facility commits to improving air quality at a local school as part of a settlement for alleged RCRA violations.

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