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07/06/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 7/6

In this week's Roundup, a solvent recycler agrees to pay $350,000 after RCRA violations allegedly related to the facility's thin-film evaporators were discovered. Plus, EPA finds alleged violations of EPCRA staff training requirements at a power plant among other violations.

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07/02/2021

Thousands Evacuated After Lithium Battery Blast

A fire broke out at a what locals believed was a long-ago-abandoned paper mill. It turns out that the facility was now being used to store as much as 200,000 pounds of lithium batteries.

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07/02/2021

Dating Hazardous Waste Satellite Containers

Properly managing hazardous waste in a Satellite Accumulation Area (SAA) takes more effort than a typical summer fling. 

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07/01/2021

What Lion Instructors Won't Tell You

One thing you won't hear from a Lion instructor when you attend an in-person hazmat or RCRA workshop later this year. 

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06/30/2021

Now Final: FMCSA Extends Driver Training Compliance Deadline

FMCSA has extended the compliance deadline for new training requirements for entry-level drivers, including those who operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) that haul hazardous materials.  

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06/28/2021

Avoid the Top 4 Lithium Battery Shipping Mistakes

US DOT maintains a list of the most frequently cited hazmat shipping violations in 49 CFR Part 107. We explore the four most common violations associated with shipping lithium batteries, and how to avoid them. 

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06/28/2021

EPA Won’t Change RCRA Corrosive Hazardous Waste Definition

EPA recently denied a petition that sought to “lower” the threshold for a corrosive hazardous waste from pH 12.5 pH to pH 11.5. It also sought to expand the definition of corrosive to cover non-aqueous wastes.  

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06/25/2021

Are LED Lamps Hazardous Waste?

To determine if LED lamps should be managed as hazardous waste or universal waste, we need to look to closely at the RCRA regulations.

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06/25/2021

Quick Quiz: Are You a Southern Smarty?

Do you know enough about the US Southeast to call yourself a Southern Smarty? Take this quiz to test your knowledge before Lion's hazmat workshops return to the Southeast in August 2021.

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06/23/2021

EPA Updates Stop Sale Order on Illegal Pesticides

One of the websites subject to the original stop sale order failed to stop selling a product called Virus Shut Out, a product that claims to protect the wearer from COVID-19. 

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