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Quick Quiz: EH&S News of the Week

Posted on 6/21/2024 by Lion Technology Inc.

Test your knowledge relating to recent EH&S news—or use this quiz to stay sharp.

Alaska is developing a state hazardous waste program. Which other state does not currently have a RCRA-authorized state program?






Not quite.

For a long while, Alaska and Iowa have been the only two states without a hazardous waste program. Soon, the Hawkeye State may be on its own: late last year, Alaska's Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) drafted regulations to enact a State hazardous waste program and released them for public review and comment.

In states without an authorized RCRA program, US EPA oversees compliance with the hazardous waste regulations.

That's right.

For a long while, Alaska and Iowa have been the only two states without a hazardous waste program. Soon, the Hawkeye State may be on its own: late last year, Alaska's Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) drafted regulations to enact a State hazardous waste program and released them for public review and comment.

In states without an authorized RCRA program, US EPA oversees compliance with the hazardous waste regulations.

Civil penalties for RCRA violations cost as much as $90,000 per day. Does EPA need to prove "fault" or "guilt" to assess penalties?




Not quite.

EPA is not required to prove any “fault” or “intent” before issuing a citation for a civil penalty. The fact that noncompliance occurred is all it takes for a company to be penalized for violating the regulations.

That's right.

EPA is not required to prove any “fault” or “intent” before issuing a citation for a civil penalty. The fact that noncompliance occurred is all it takes for a company to be penalized for violating the regulations.

OSHA recently updated the HazCom Standard, in effect 7/19. Which of these is part of “Hazard Communication” in the workplace?






Not quite.

OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is found at 29 CFR 1910.1200 and requires employers to inform workers about the hazards of chemicals in their workplace using mandatory training, Safety Data Sheets, and a written hazard communication program.

That's right.

OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is found at 29 CFR 1910.1200 and requires employers to inform workers about the hazards of chemicals in their workplace using mandatory training, Safety Data Sheets, and a written hazard communication program.

In California, the RCRA Generator Improvements Rule (GIR) takes effect on July 1, 2024. How many of the 50 states have now adopted the GIR?






Not quite.

California recently became the 40th state to adopt the Generator Improvements Rule.

This important update for facilities in California takes effect on July 1 and adds several more-stringent provisions that will immediately impact compliance at sites that generate and store hazardous waste.

Learn more on our blog.

That's right.

California recently became the 40th state to adopt the Generator Improvements Rule.

This important update for facilities in California takes effect on July 1 and adds several more-stringent provisions that will immediately impact compliance at sites that generate and store hazardous waste.

Learn more on our blog.

EPA published an updated TSCA Inventory of regulated chemicals on May 23. About how often does the Agency update the TSCA Inventory?






Not quite.

EPA updates the TSCA Inventory twice each year. On May 23, 2024, US EPA released the latest Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory which coincides with the 2024 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) cycle submission period beginning June 1, 2024.

The next regular update of the TSCA Inventory is planned for early 2025.

That's right.

EPA updates the TSCA Inventory twice each year. On May 23, 2024, US EPA released the latest Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory which coincides with the 2024 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) cycle submission period beginning June 1, 2024.

The next regular update of the TSCA Inventory is planned for early 2025.

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