Compliance Archives - June 2015
6/30/2015In response to recent industrial accidents, the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) is encouraging OSHA to modernize its Process Safety Management (PSM) regulations for industry. As part of this effort, which CSB has named one of its "most wanted safety improvements," the Board recommends the use of inherently safer technologies in hazardous process design and operation...
6/29/2015The United States Supreme Court decided today that US EPA unreasonable interpreted Federal law by failing to consider costs to industry in its decision to expand regulation of emissions from power plants under the Clean Air Act. A 2012 EPA Final Rule sought to regulate emissions of mercury and other toxic air pollutants by power plants...
6/29/2015In today’s Federal Register, US EPA and the US Army Corps of Engineers published a Final Rule, making the new definition of “Waters of the United States” official.
In short, the new rule is designed to help industry professionals and EHS managers more accurately predict which bodies of water are covered under Clean Water Act programs as “waters of the US.” For full coverage of what’s new in the EPA water rule, read more here: EPA Redefines “Waters of the United States.
6/24/2015In a recent request for interpretation submitted to the US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), a hazmat industry group asked the DOT to clarify its use of two specific terms in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)...
6/23/2015This month, Lion News has focused on planning for emergencies and the rules for managing risk, both under OSHA's Process Safety Management rules and the US EPA's Risk Management Plan requirements. To further this discussion, today we take a look at the specific contingency planning requirements for hazardous waste generators under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)...
6/18/2015Today’s Federal Register includes Semiannual Regulatory Agendas from the US Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Labor, and other major regulatory agencies. Required under the Regulatory Flexibility Act, these Agendas list new and upcoming rulemaking activity that will affect hazmat shippers, hazardous waste generators, manufacturers, and industry employers...
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