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01/30/2017

President Issues Executive Order to Slash Regulations

An Executive Order issued by the Office of the President on January 30, 2017 calls for a reduction in the number of Federal regulations impacting US businesses. Specifically, the executive order calls for two existing regulations to be repealed for each new regulation created.

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01/26/2017

Regulatory Freeze Puts EPA and DOT Rules on Ice Until March 21

In response to an Executive Memorandum issued on January 20 that ordered the heads of Federal agencies to delay the effective date of any new regulations for 60 days, US EPA today published a list of regulations subject to the “regulatory freeze.

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01/25/2017

Executive Memoranda Put Freeze on New Regulations

This week, the office of the President issued two executive memoranda that impact the actions of regulatory agencies like US EPA, DOT, OSHA, and others.   

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01/25/2017

Updated: DOT Withdraws 2017 Lithium Battery Updates for Now

URGENT: PHMSA has withdrawn its HM 215N Final Rule after the Agency last week announced it as Final and effective as of January 18, 2017.

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01/25/2017

Urgent: PHMSA Withdraws HM 215N Hazmat Harmonization Rule

URGENT: PHMSA has withdrawn its HM 215N Final Rule after the Agency last week announced it as Final, in response to an executive memorandum from the President.

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01/24/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/24

For the second time in six months, EPA this month raised its fines for noncompliance with major environmental programs. We hope that providing information about EPA enforcement cases will help you identify and fix noncompliance issues that could leave your company facing costly penalties and future liability.

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01/24/2017

RCRA Training for Managers: Nashville, Detroit, Memphis, and more

RCRA training trusted nationwide comes to Nashville, Detroit, Memphis, Charlotte, Charleston, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio next month.

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01/17/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/17

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup: a $1.4 million RCRA hazardous waste penalty for a chemical producer, Clean Air Act and EPCRA reporting violations for a pasta maker, and more.

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01/17/2017

EPA’s Proposed Plan to Evaluate TSCA Inventory Chemicals

To determine which TSCA inventory chemicals are active and which are inactive, US EPA has proposed a “retrospective electronic notification” for chemicals manufactured/imported between June 2006 and June 2016 (approximately).

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01/16/2017

EPA Raises Penalties for Environmental Violations (Again)

US EPA last week again raised the civil penalties for violations of environmental compliance programs to keep pace with inflation.

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