Compliance Archives - March 2016
3/31/2016US EPA this week held a public hearing on its proposed changes to the Clean Air Act Risk Management Program (RMP) requirements. At the hearing, interested parties presented data, views, and/or arguments about the major changes EPA has proposed for these Clean Air Act emergency preparedness rules.
For alleged violations of US EPA’s rules for managing hazardous waste and oil, a Reading, PA chemical distribution plant will pay a $55,000 civil penalty and furnish a local fire department with $30,000 worth of emergency response equipment.
3/29/2016Changes to the requirements for shipping lithium batteries have come fast and furious in 2016, especially for air shippers. By the end of this week, on April 1, 2016, major changes will take effect for shipping lithium batteries under the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) 57th Edition Dangerous Good Regulations (DGR).
3/28/2016The US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has completed a Final Rule that creates alternative hazmat shipping standards for retail stores that return hazardous materials to a manufacturer, supplier, or distributor.
3/24/2016In the fall of 2014, OSHA published a Final Rule that significantly changed the workplace injury and illness recordkeeping and reporting regulations (29 CFR 1904). Mandatory as of January 1, 2015, the revised OSHA reporting requirements changed the way employers must report significant workplace injuries and illnesses. Namely, the Final Rule set specific time limits for reporting significant injuries resulting in fatality, hospitalization, amputation, or loss of an eye.
3/23/2016Under the revised HazCom Standard, also known as HazCom 2012, OSHA requires all workplace containers of hazardous chemicals to be labeled according to new criteria to protect employees. GHS hazard labels must also appear on all shipped containers, making it crucial that distributors understand the requirements and are prepared to comply.
3/22/2016As is the case with most environmental requirements, the EPA encourages each US state to develop and run its own hazardous waste management program. Each authorized state may create unique hazardous waste regulations that are more stringent than the US EPA’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requirements, but may not have rules that are less stringent than RCRA’s. For a prime example of how Federal and State hazardous waste rules may differ, we can turn to California and the unique rules for managing universal waste that its Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has created...
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