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03/30/2017

Finally Final: PHMSA Publishes HM 215N Hazmat Harmonization Rule

To harmonize the US hazmat shipping rules with international standards, US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) officially published its highly anticipated hazmat rulemaking HM 215N to the Federal Register today.

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03/27/2017

Waiting for 215N: Which Hazmat Label Specs To Use?

In a January 2013 Final Rule, DOT allowed for a two-year transition period to allow shippers to deplete their stock of “old” labels and pre-printed packagings. Now, as of January 1, 2017, shippers are required to mark and label packages in line with new size requirements.   

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03/27/2017

Next Week! Hazmat Training in Sacramento and Denver

To help you protect personnel and maintain full compliance with the new DOT, IATA, and IMDG shipping regulations for 2017, Lion will present nationally trusted hazmat/DG shipper training in Sacramento, Denver, and Kansas City next month. 

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03/27/2017

New RCRA Exclusions: On-site Reclamation

When the EPA promulgated changes to its definition of solid waste on January 13, 2015, the Agency created a few new exclusions for certain hazardous secondary material reclamation. 

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03/23/2017

POTUS Orders EPA to Unplug Clean Power Plan

The President of the United States will soon take executive action calling for US EPA to rescind and revise major Clean Air Act regulations designed to reduce carbon emissions from power plants the New York Times reports.

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03/21/2017

Building the Perfect Hazmat Basic Description

The shipping paper is one of the most important documents in the hazmat shipping process. Call it a bill of lading, declaration, IMO, Shipper’s Dec, manifest, or whatever you want it’s a certified written record of what is being shipped, the hazards present, how much is there, and where to go for more information.

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03/21/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/21

A marina and tennis club, a hydroponics shop, and a highway construction project will pay US EPA for alleged violations of environmental law and regulations like the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and more. 

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03/21/2017

Quick Quiz: EPA's 2015 Biennial Report Data

If you love facts and figures, EPA’s Biennial Report summary is a terrific resource, allowing you to sort the data in a number of different ways to suit your needs or your curiosity. EPA now makes available tables of RCRA Biennial Report data collected from 2001 through the present.  

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03/20/2017

PHMSA Extends Comment Period for Crude Oil Volatility Proposal

The public comment period for this ANPRM was set to end on March 20—but has now been extended for an additional 60 days, in part due to requests from major industry stakeholders including the American Petroleum Institute. Comments on this potential crude oil rulemaking are now due before May 19, 2017. 

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