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09/20/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/20

In this week's Roundup, a plastics manufacturer will pay $2.85 million to resolve alleged violations related to a series of fires at company facility. Plus, a cannabis processor agrees to a $45,000 settlement for alleged improper disposal of hazardous waste.

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09/17/2021

EPA’s Proposed Climate Rule Could Slash HFCs by 85%

US EPA is ready to issue a Final Rule that will cut domestic production and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 85% by 2036.

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09/17/2021

Lithium Battery Shippers May Need DG Training Upgrade for 2022

A change in the 2022 IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations will require some lithium battery shippers to provide additional dangerous goods training for employees.

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09/16/2021

Video: RCRA FAQ Autocomplete Challenge

We challenged Lion’s top instructors to answer the web’s most-searched questions about RCRA hazardous waste compliance. Watch this video to see the 10 most common RCRA-related web searches and get the answers straight from the experts.

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09/13/2021

RCRA LDR Tips: Was it Ever Hazardous Waste?

Any waste that is or ever was a hazardous waste is restricted from land disposal unless it meets certain standards called Land Disposal Restrictions or LDRs.  

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09/13/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/13

In this week's Roundup, an ice cream manufacturer agrees to pay $301,066 for its alleged mishandling of anhydrous ammonia. Plus, a steel manufacturer agrees to substantial wastewater treatment improvement following an accidental release in April 2017.

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09/13/2021

EPA’s Environmental Justice Initiative at Work

In April, US EPA’s new administrator outlined the agency’s Accelerating Environmental and Economic Justice initiative to protect overburdened and marginalized communities. The initiative is gaining wide traction through EPA’s grants, community partnerships, and…enforcement actions.

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09/08/2021

EPA Develops New PFAS Test Method 1633

US EPA and DoD announced draft Test Method 1633 to test PFAS levels in water, soil, biosolids, sediment, fish tissue, and more.

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09/07/2021

Chemical Blending Facility Pays $30K for Haz Waste Violations

An oilfield chemical blending facility in Sonora, TX faces a $31,404 penalty for alleged industrial and hazardous waste violations after inspectors discovered oily discharge on the ground near a chemical storage area.

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09/07/2021

Indemnity Clauses and CERCLA Liability

Why contractual “hold harmless” clauses and indemnity agreements won't shield you from CERCLA liability. 

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