Compliance Archives - September 2016
Samsung Granted Hazmat Special Permit to Ship Recalled Galaxy Note 7 PhonesIn response to the ongoing recall of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has granted an emergency special permit to Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
PHMSA Issues Emergency Prohibition Order Against Lithium Battery ManufacturerAfter identifying multiple violations of hazardous materials law and regulations by a lithium battery manufacturer, the US DOT Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an emergency prohibition order to halt the company from shipping non-compliant batteries.
EPCRA Reporting Violations Net Rhode Island Metal Producer $69K in EPA FinesFor violations of US EPA chemical reporting requirements under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), a Rhode Island facility that manufactures metal products like filler metals, fluxes, products for brazing and soldering metals, and more will pay a $69,265 fine.
25 Common RCRA Mistakes to AvoidRecently, the EPA increased its maximum civil penalty for hazardous waste violations to $70,117. That said, EPA does not assess the maximum penalty for every violation. When laying penalties, the US EPA’s RCRA Civil Penalty Policy (based upon Section 3008 of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. § 6928) takes into consideration the seriousness of a violation, any good-faith efforts to comply with applicable requirements, and other factors to calculate an appropriate monetary penalty.
Proposed Changes to TSCA SNUR Rules for Chemical ManufacturersUS EPA has proposed changes to the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) chemical reporting requirements intended in part to align the TSCA rules with OSHA’s Hazard Communication, or “HazCom,” Standard (HCS) and other best safety practices.
Scrap Metal Recycler Convicted of Multiple Felonies for Hazardous Waste ViolationsLast week, the owner of a California scrap metal recycling facility was convicted of multiple felonies and sentenced to sixteen months in prison for violations of the State’s hazardous waste control laws and the CA Health and Safety Code (HSC).
PHMSA Releases Safety Advisory for Defective or Damaged Lithium BatteriesThe US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today posted a safety advisory to the Federal Register to inform the public of the hazards posed by defective, damaged, or recalled lithium batteries and devices containing these batteries.
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