Compliance Archives - July 2013
OSHA Versus EPA On Accidental ReleasesEvents such as the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion in April and the explosions at two manufacturing facilities in Louisiana in June have renewed interest in the regulations that have been established regarding accidental release prevention and facility security...
Spring 2013 Regulatory Agendas Now AvailableOn Tuesday July 23rd the Federal Register published a series of notices announcing the availability of the Spring 2013 Semiannual Agenda of Regulatory & Deregulatory Actions. The complete agendas were posted to reginfo.gov on July 5th. Tuesday’s Register contains excerpts and summaries of the full agendas to comply with the Regulatory Fexlibity Act...
Identifying Underlying Hazardous Constituents (UHCs)One of the most confusing aspects of the land disposal restrictions is the determination of underlying hazardous constituents (UHCs). UHCs are trace amounts of hazardous chemicals (listed in 40 CFR 268.48) found in some hazardous wastes that do not in and of themselves cause the waste to be hazardous, but must be treated before the waste is deposited in a landfill. Due to a convoluted legal history, pre-disposal treatment for UHCs is...
EPA Updates List of TRI FacilitiesOn July 18, 2013, EPA issued both a Proposed Rule (78 FR 42910) and a Direct Final Rule (78 FR 42875 h) to require businesses to refer to the 2012 version of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) when filing their Toxic Release Inventory (TRI). This change applies to TRI reports due...
USPS Hazmat Shipping ChallengesE-commerce is booming—often involving direct shipments to customers from manufacturers, suppliers, and online auctions—and the use of the United States Postal Service (Post Office) to ship small packages of hazardous materials is becoming more common. Add to this the Post Office’s “If it fits, it ships” marketing campaign for its Priority One service, and companies are...
Understanding Superfund Discovery and RemediationOn May 21, 2013, EPA announced the addition of 9 hazardous waste sites to the National Priorities List (NPL) and a proposal to add 9 more. This brings the total number of sites listed on the NPL to 1,685. According to EPA, 68% of those sites (1,145) have cleanup remedies in place...
Procedures for Locking Out Hazardous EquipmentThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires workers to follow specific procedures when disabling machinery or equipment during service and maintenance. Commonly called “lockout/tagout,” the goal of these rules is to prevent the release of potentially hazardous energy. Working on a machine that is still powered on can be very dangerous. When a machine is powered down for service or maintenance...
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