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08/10/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/10

In this week's Roundup, EPA fines a Massachusetts industrial laundry service over $50K for alleged VOC emmissions. Plus, a seafood company in the Pacific Northwest agrreed to a $75K settlment after alleged Clean Water Act violations.

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08/03/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/3

In this week's Roundup, a chemical manufacturer has agreed to a $3.1 million settlement to remmediate a facility  in Texas that was the site of an accidental release in 2014. Plus, a New England industrial coating facility faces $317,000 in Clean Air Act violations. 

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07/31/2020

NY Wipes Manufacturer to Pay $200K in OSHA Violations

Multiple facilities on Long Island, NY that manufacture wipes used to make home and personal care products has been cited by OSHA after an employee allegedly suffered a hand amputation in a fabric-softener sheet-cutting machine.

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07/30/2020

RCRA Re-Notification Reminder for SQGs

US EPA recently reminded hazardous waste facilities that, starting September 1, 2021, small quantity generators must re-notify EPA of their activities once every four years.  

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07/29/2020

Three Lithium Battery Fires Raise Concerns About Flight Safety

Three recent aircraft fires have raised concerns for regulators and workers alike on the safety of lithium batteries. These incidents underscore the prevalence of lithium battery malfunctions as aviation regulators continue debating how to prevent further harm to customers, airline employees, and cargo.

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07/28/2020

Are These 3 RCRA Rules In Effect In Your State?

Update: On July 20, 2020, Louisiana became the 27th state to adopt EPA's RCRA hazardous waste Generator Improvements Rule. 

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07/28/2020

Coronavirus News Hub For EHS Pros

We've compiled a list of news updates related to the coronavirus pandemic that supply chain managers, environmental compliance officers, OSHA safety personnel, hazmat logistics employees and other EH&S workers need to know.

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07/27/2020

How Do We Define "Hazardous"? It Depends.

We explore how US DOT, EPA, and OSHA use the word hazardous to describe what they regulate, and why one definition just isn't enough.   

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07/27/2020

NEPA Overhaul Aims to Speed Up Environmental Reviews

A major overhaul of the forty-year-old National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) aims to streamline the way Federal agencies and their contractors assess the environmental impacts of new infrastructure projects and other actions. 

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07/27/2020

UPDATE: First State Coronavirus Workplace Safety Regs Passed in Virginia

On July 15, the Virginia Safety and Health Code Board passed the Emergency Temporary Standard, Infectious Disease Prevention, to take effect July 27, 2020. Virginia employers must now "provide all employees with job-specific COVID-19 education and training."

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