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01/16/2017

PHMSA Starts Rolling on New Crude Oil Volatility Standards

The US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking input on potentially establishing vapor pressure limits for unrefined petroleum-based products (and potentially all Class 3 liquids) shipped by any mode.

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01/12/2017

EPA Amends Consent Order for Drinking Water Near Parkersburg, WV Site

In a press release issued January 9, 2017, US EPA announced it has amended a 2009 Safe Drinking Water Act consent order to require two companies to take additional action to reduce exposure to PFOA perfluorooctanoic acid (a.k.a PFOA or C8) in drinking water for some residents in Ohio and West Virginia.

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01/12/2017

FAA Amends Samsung Galaxy Emergency Restriction Prohibition Order

The US DOT Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today amended its Emergency Restriction Prohibition Order (FAA—2016-9288) for users and carriers of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smart phone. 

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01/11/2017

Final Rule: TSCA Chemical Reporting for Nanoscale Materials

US EPA today announced it has finalized new chemical reporting and recordkeeping regulations for chemical substances manufactured or processed as nanoscale materials. 

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01/11/2017

EPA to Add CERCLA Financial Responsibility Requirements for Chemical Industry, Others

In today’s Federal Register, US EPA announced it will move forward with a rulemaking to establish financial responsibility requirements for the chemical, petroleum, and electric power industries under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). 

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01/11/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/10

This week's EPA Enforcement Roundup features a $1.8 million fine for Clean Water Act violations and a settlement to resolve CERCLA, Clean Water, and Oil Pollution Act claims at a NY Superfund site. 

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01/10/2017

Hazardous Waste e-Manifest Advisory Board to Meet This Week

This week in Arlington, VA, US EPA’s Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest System Advisory Board will meet to discuss and plan for the implementation of the e-Manifest system. The meeting will run for 3 days, from January 10–12, according to EPA’s announcement in the Federal Register last month.

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01/10/2017

Hazmat and RCRA Training in Baltimore, Atlanta, Orlando, and more

This month, satisfy your RCRA hazardous waste and DOT hazmat training mandates when these trusted workshops come to a Southeast city near you.

 

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01/09/2017

Superfund and Right-to-Know Act FAQ

Here we break down key terms in US EPA's chemical emergency preparedness and reporting regulations, CERCLA and EPCRA, to help chemical facility EHS managers understand and meet their responsibilities under these two major programs.

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01/09/2017

Final Rule: OSHA Amends Beryllium Exposure Standard and PEL

In the Federal Register on January 9, 2017, OSHA published a Final Rule to amend its occupational exposure standard for beryllium and beryllium compounds. 

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