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08/30/2017

How to Help Houston Now

Looking for a way to help the people of Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey? These charitable organizations are seeking donations and support to help them provide food, water, supplies, shelter, and medical attention to those affected.    

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08/30/2017

TCEQ Rules Suspended in Wake of Hurricane Harvey

The governor of Texas has approved a request from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to suspend a number of environmental compliance requirements in 30 TAC. 

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08/30/2017

Explosion Risk Prompts Evacuation Near Texas Chemical Plant

UPDATE 08/31/17: Early this morning, emergency crews reported black smoke and fire at the Arkema organic peroxides plant in Crosby, TX. Those in the 1.5 mile evacuation area are being warned to stay away, as the risk of additoinal explosions and fires remains. Read Arkema's official statement here.   

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08/28/2017

Spring 2017 Unified Regulatory Agenda Released

Last week, the Federal government released its semiannual update on regulatory actions to be finalized, proposed, or withdrawn in the coming months. Officially titled the “Current Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions” and released twice per year, the report looks a little different this time around.   

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08/28/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/29

In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, four companies will pay more than $350,000 combined for chemical reporting violations under EPCRA and TSCA, and a paperwork storage company will pay for Safe Drinking Water Act violations.   

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08/28/2017

CSB Issues Safety Alert for Texas Petrochemical Facilities

In the wake of devastating flooding and disruption of industrial operations caused by Hurricane Harvey, the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has issued a Safety Alert for petrochemical facilities in Texas that will restart operations in the coming weeks and months. 

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08/25/2017

Committee Working to Simplify TSCA Chemical Reporting

An advisory committee convened by Congress to help US EPA simplify chemical data reporting requirements under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has announced four main goals in advance of its September meeting.   

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08/25/2017

EPA Extends Comment Period on WOTUS Rule Recodification

US EPA this week extended the public comment period for its proposed rule to recodify the definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS). A key element of the Clean Water Act, the WOTUS definition expanded by US EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers in 2015.  

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08/21/2017

NJ SRPL Board Approves Lion’s Complete EPA Regulations Workshop

The New Jersey Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board (SRPL Board) has approved Lion Technology’s Complete Environmental Regulations Workshop for 7 Regulatory Continuing Education Credits (CECs).   

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08/21/2017

What’s New In the 2018 IATA DGR?

Lion’s 2018 IATA DGR presale is happening now! Now, save $10 and get free shipping to any US address when you order your copy of the regulations before October 15, 2017. Be confident your hazmat air shipments are in full compliance and ready for acceptance by air carriers in 2018!   

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