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09/28/2021

Do We Need a RCRA Permit to Store Hazardous Waste?

Requiring every site that generates hazardous waste to apply for and maintain a RCRA storage permit would be burdensome and inefficient. Here's what US EPA requires instead.

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09/27/2021

Rule Clarifies Status of USPS Hazmat Regulations

USPS is amending the Domestic Mail Manual (DMM) and 39 CFR to clarify that the regulations for mailing hazardous materials are found in Publication 52, Hazardous Restricted, and Perishable Mail.

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09/27/2021

Cal DTSC Adds PFAS-containing Carpets to Priority Products List

California DTSC has designated carpets and rugs containing PFAS as “Priority Products” under its Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.

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09/27/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/27

In this week's Roundup, a waste-to-energy facility pays $1.1 million after 16 accidental releases of biomass and biogas. Plus, a bottle manufacturer allegedly failed to submit TRI reporting data in 2017 and 2018.

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09/24/2021

Cal DTSC Emergency Hazardous Waste Rule for Scrap Metal

California DTSC will amend the state’s hazardous waste regulations to clarify when metal shredding facilities must comply with the Hazardous Waste Control Law (HWCL).

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09/23/2021

COVID-19 Training Requirements by State

In the absence of a single Federal standard for COVID-19 training, state safety agencies, legislatures, and governors’ offices have released regulations, policies, and guidance that require employers to provide employee training on the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and how to prevent workplace exposure.

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09/23/2021

Update | New TSCA Restrictions for 5 PBT Chemicals

Update 09/23/21: US EPA extended the compliance date for processing and distribution of PIP (3:1), PIP (3:1)-containing products, and PIP (3:1)-containing articles to March 8, 2022. 

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09/21/2021

Are Ocean Carriers Refusing Hazmat Shipments?

Chemical distributors have expressed concerns about systemic reductions for transporting hazardous materials by vessel and the possibility that carriers are refusing to book chemical shipments.

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09/20/2021

RCRA Generator Exemptions: 3 Case Studies

Why it's easier than you think to accidentally operate an illegal hazardous waste facility. 

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09/20/2021

Latest DOT Actions on Hazmat Special Permits

US DOT announced their latest actions to grant or deny Special Permits for hazardous materials shippers, carriers, packaging manufacturers, and others earlier this month.

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Lion teams up with hazmat packaging provider C.L. Smith to cover the basics of shipping hazardous materials in overpacks. Use these tips to keep shipments moving safely and in compliance with the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

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Hazmat Basics: Using Overpacks