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05/11/2018

EPA Goes Back-to-Basics on NAAQS Reviews

Current US EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on May 9th signed a memorandum establishing a “back-to-basics” approach to Clean Air Act-required reviews of National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).  

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05/07/2018

Clean Air Act State Implementation Plans, Explained

On any given day, you are likely to see EPA approve and promulgate Clean Air Act State Implementation Plans (SIPs) in the Federal Register.  Find out what goes in a State Implementation Plan and how EPA regulates air pollution sources in states or terretories without a unique Plan.  

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04/30/2018

EPA Proposes New Rules for Pivotal Regulatory Science

In the Federal Register on April 30, US EPA proposed a rule to require “pivotal regulatory science” data used for regulatory decision-making be available to the public “in a manner sufficient for independent validation.”

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04/30/2018

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/1

In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, a midstream natural gas firm, an eyeglass lens manufacturer, and a packaging company face fines for noncompliance with EPA air, water, and chemical regulations.

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04/30/2018

EPA Releases TSCA Small Business Analysis, Extends Comments on User Fee Rule

EPA extended the deadline for public comments on its proposal User Fees Rule under TSCA and released supplemental findings regarding small businesses in the chemical sector. 

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04/20/2018

What Is the Hazardous Waste Derived-from Rule and How Does It Work?

The “derived-from” rule—found at 40 CFR 262.3(c)(2)(i)—states that, unless excluded, a waste generated from the treatment, storage, or disposal of a listed hazardous waste is also a hazardous waste. The derived-from rule intends to prevent generators and TSDFs from circumventing the land disposal restriction requirements that apply to a waste the moment it’s generated.  

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04/09/2018

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 4/10

See EPA enforcement actions that colleagues can learn from? Post them on Lion’s Facebook page hereLike Lion’s page, so you never miss an update about DOT hazmat, hazardous waste, OSHA workplace safety, and EPA compliance.  

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04/02/2018

Coast Guard Raises Penalties for Hazmat Vessel Shippers

The US Coast Guard today announced increased civil penalties for maritime violations, including hazardous substance and oil discharges and hazardous materials violations.  

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03/27/2018

Lion Scores Four Nominations for Best Safety Training 2018

Four popular Lion Technology training programs have been nominated for Best Safety Training 2018 in ISHN’s Readers’ Choice Awards! Submit your vote and let the world know you completed the best training available.   

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03/19/2018

Do You Need an SPCC Facility Response Plan?

Under authority granted by the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) program at 40 CFR 112. While most facilities subject to the SPCC rules...  

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