Compliance Archives - January 2011
1/21/2011Q. What is "generator status," and how do I calculate it?
A. Each and every person who produces hazardous waste is a generator and must determine his or her generator status each calender month. A facility’s generator status determines how stringently it is regulated and how long it may accumulate hazardous waste on site without a permit...
On January 19, 2011 (76 FR 3308), the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a final rule incorporating into the Hazardous Material Regulations changes based on the 16th Revised Edition the UN Model Regulations, Amendment 35-10 to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, and the 2011-2012 edition of the International Civil Aviation Organization Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.
With the calendar switching over to 2011, the EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gas emissions is kicking into high gear. Several final rules promulgated in 2009 and 2010 will have obligations for regulated entities in 2011. In the latter days of 2010, the EPA promulgated several final actions, and the EPA is not finished. The Agency is planning more...
On December 30, 2010, IATA published an addendum to the 52nd Edition of its Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR), an adaptation of the ICAO Technical Instructions for carriage of dangerous goods by aircraft. These revisions became effective on January 1, 2011.
Highlights of the Addendum include...
On January 5, 2011, the U.S. DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a final rule revising and clarifying its procedures for special permit applications [76 FR 454]. The revisions will require the applicant to provide more information that will be used by PHMSA to determine...
Q. We have a multilingual workplace. Many of our employees have a native language other than English. Is there an OSHA requirement that obligates employers to ensure that their employees can communicate with supervisors and coworkers in English at the work site so that they can understand safety training and instructions and coordinate safely with coworkers?
A. Employers must train their employees and provide hazard communications and instructions in a manner that the employees can understand...
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