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07/29/2016

PHMSA Proposes Expanded Oil Spill Response Plan Rules for Railroads

In the Federal Register on Friday, July 29, the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposed a rulemaking to expand the comprehensive oil spill response plans (OSRP) required for railroads that transport “High Hazard Flammable Trains” (HHFTs).

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07/29/2016

DTSC Finds Hazardous Waste Violations at California Battery Recycler

According to an order from the Department of Toxic Substances Control, the battery recycler is permitted to manage hazardous waste but failed to comply with critical provisions of the Title 22 rules.

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07/26/2016

EPA Requests Comments on E-Manifests Fee Schedule

In the Federal Register today, US EPA posted a Final Rule to lay out its methodology for creating a user fee schedule for its electronic hazardous waste manifest (e-Manifest) tracking and recordkeeping system for hazardous waste shipments. The Final Rule also includes amendments to e-Manifest regulations initially published in February 2014.

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07/26/2016

New Course: New York Hazardous Waste Management

To help New York’s hazardous waste generators meet compliance training requirements under state-specific NYSDEC (6 NYCRR) rules, Lion Technology today launched the New York Hazardous Waste Management Online Course.

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07/26/2016

How to Prepare for a RCRA Hazardous Waste Inspection

Hazardous waste inspections can happen any time and knowing what to expect is crucial to make sure a knock at your door doesn't send you scrambling at the last second. Knowing your responsibilities and keeping your site in full compliance has never been more crucial; EPA recently raised the maximum civil penalty for hazardous waste noncompliance from $37,500 to $70,117 per day, per violation...

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07/21/2016

USPS Updates Hazmat Packaging Rules in Publication 52

In a notice posted to the Federal Register today, the United States Postal Service announced the addition of a new Excepted Quantity Provision to the hazardous materials packaging provisions found in Publication 52. The updates bring the USPS rules up to date with changes PHMSA made to its Hazardous Materials Regulation (HMR) back in 2009.

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07/21/2016

EPA Updates EPCRA Chemical Reporting to Match GHS HazCom

When it comes to overlapping chemical requirements, major changes tend to reverberate across many environmental and safety programs.

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07/20/2016

Baltimore Steel Galvanizer to Pay $60K for Hazardous Waste Tank Violations

A steel galvanizer in Maryland will pay $60,000 to settle allegations it mismanaged a tank of hazardous waste at its Baltimore facility in violation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). According to US EPA, the facility’s violations centered on spent hydrochloric acid stored in a tank on site.

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07/19/2016

August Hazmat Shipper Workshops in Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando, and more!

To help shippers meet US DOT training mandates, protect personnel, and maintain full compliance with the latest rules, Lion will present the Complete Multimodal Hazmat Shipper Certification Workshops in southeast US cities starting next week. 

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07/19/2016

Oil Refiner Agrees to $425 Million Clean Air Act Settlement

In a settlement agreement reached with the Department of Justice and US EPA, an oil refining firm has pledged to reduce air pollution at six of its refineries. The $425 million settlement—which includes a $10 million civil penalty and $403 million to install and operation pollution control equipment—was announced in...

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