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12/28/2016

IATA Releases Updated Operator Variations for 2017 DGR

If you ship with FedEx Express or UPS Air, be advised that the 2017 DGR operator variations hold some crucial updates. Earlier this month, Lion News reported on some major updates to Operator Variations from FedEx Express and UPS Air, which affect the shipment of lithium-ion and lithium-metal batteries by air.

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12/27/2016

Who’s Responsible for Contractors’ Hazardous Waste Under RCRA?

When contractors visit your site and generate hazardous waste as part of their responsibilities, who is responsible for managing and disposing of that hazardous waste under RCRA?

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12/27/2016

Final Rule Alert: EPA Updates Risk Management Program for Chemical Facilities

[UPDATED 06/05/18] On December 21, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy signed a Final Rule to amend the Clean Air Act Risk Management Plan (RMP) requirements for chemical facilities. 

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12/27/2016

DOJ Fines NY State $150,000 for Safe Drinking Water Act Violations

According to DOJ, the defendants continued to operate 54 Large Capacity Cesspools (LCCs) after the deadline to close them.

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12/20/2016

2016 EPA Enforcement by the Numbers

This week, US EPA released its 2016 Annual Enforcement Results. If you subscribe to Lion News, you may already be aware of some of the enforcement actions the Agency took this year through the weekly EPA Enforcement Roundup.

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12/20/2016

RCRA Training in Cleveland, Cincy, and Chicago

Ready for the Generator Improvements Rule? Get a clear view of what’s changing—from re-organized RCRA rules and changing definitions to new reliefs that could save you time and money—at the RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Workshop near you in January.

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12/20/2016

High Caliber Hazmat Help: Shipping Ammunition

From time to time, our DG shipping customers have questions about the hazmat regulations for shipping and transporting ammunition. While there are different calibers of ammunition manufactured for various firearms, this article focuses on small fire arms ammunition.

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12/20/2016

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 12/20

Every day, facilities all across America receive Notices of Violation from US EPA for alleged noncompliance with a wide variety of programs like the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, chemical management and reporting regulations, hazardous waste management and disposal standards, and much more.

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12/19/2016

OSHA Final Rule Makes Injury and Illness Recordkeeping an Ongoing Obligation

With this Final Rule, OSHA clarifies that keeping complete and accurate records of workplace injuries and illnesses is an “ongoing obligation” for employers. 

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12/16/2016

New IATA Lithium Battery Guidance for 2017

On December 15, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released a new 2017 Lithium Battery Guidance Document to help lithium shippers prepare compliant packages.

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