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02/01/2022

Texas: Major RCRA Updates In Effect Now

A Final Rule to significantly revise the Texas state hazardous and industrial waste regulations is in effect as of February 3. 

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02/01/2022

Cross-training RCRA Personnel for More Flexibility

When employees lack appropriate training to prepare hazardous waste for transportation, even small mistakes can lead to delayed shipments, releases in transit, injuries, and costly penalties. 

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01/31/2022

Hazmat, EPA, and Safety Regulations to Watch in 2022

The Fall 2021 semi-annual Agenda of Regulatory and De-regulatory Actions details rulemakings that US EPA, US DOT, and OSHA have planned for the near and long-term future.

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01/31/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/31

In this week's Roundup, a gas station chain agree to install a $600,000 central monitoring system after EPA identified RCRA violations at 15 company locations. Plus, a chemical manufacturer pays $145,000 to resolve alleged chemical safety and management violations.

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01/31/2022

EPA Plans Unannounced Inspection Push

EPA has announced plans to conduct more unannounced inspections of facilities suspected of noncompliance with environmental regulations.

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01/27/2022

Lessons From 3 Real Hazmat Incident Reports

US DOT PHMSA processed more than 20,000 reports of transportation incidents involving hazardous materials last year. Each incident illustrates how small mistakes can result in shipping delays, packaging waste, lost product, injuries, and potential penalties for noncompliance with the HMR. 

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01/17/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/17

In this week's Roundup, two workers died and one injured when a rail tanker car exploded in relation to alleged mismanagement of hazardous waste. Plus, a power company agrees to pay $610,000 after alleged water discharge violations.

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01/12/2022

EPA Increases Penalties for Environmental Noncompliance

US EPA increased its maximum monetary civil penalties for violations of air, water, chemical, and hazardous waste programs on January 12, 2022.

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01/10/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/10

In this week's Roundup, four ducks were contaminated, cleaned, and released after hot liquid asphalt was accidentally released. Plus, a paper mill agrees to pay $1.1 million following Clean Air Act violations related to hydrogen sulfide.

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01/04/2022

New Year's Weekend EH&S News Wrap Up

Catch up on some regulatory activity you might have missed while you were celebrating the end of 2021. 

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