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5 DAYS LEFT TO SIGN UP! Next week at the Lion Training Center in Sparta, NJ, join full-time Lion instructors for in-person training to simplify the complex compliance requirements for managing hazardous waste (RCRA) and shipping hazardous materials (49 CFR). 

Seating is limited at these exclusive training events, only available at the Lion Training Center in North Jersey! 
 

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In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, an Alaska hazmat carrier will pay for 3 diesel fuel spills caused by icy road conditions, a quarry will pay for Clean Water Act mistakes and an aluminium production facility will pay a six-figure fine for alleged Clean Air Act violations. 

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The US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) last week issued emergency Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) compliance waivers for persons performing recovery or cleanup work in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands under the direction of US EPA Region 2 or the US Coast Guard. 
 

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In the Federal Register on Monday, October 2, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the start of a regulatory review to evaluate the necessity and effectiveness of existing 49 CFR regulations, including hazardous materials shipping requirements found in 49 CFR 100—181 et al.
 

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To prepare for the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) dangerous goods panel meeting to be held in Montreal in mid-October, the US DOT PHMSA and FAA announced a public meeting to discuss hazmat shipping issues. 
 

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Last month, FAA posted a hazmat interpretation letter regarding lithium batteries packed in equipment—a point of confusion for many shippers given the evolving nature of lithium battery transport regulations in the US and internationally. 
 

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When a package of hazardous materials becomes damaged during transportation, starts leaking, exhibits a defect, or otherwise ceases to conform to relevant standards, the entire package is placed inside a salvage packaging. That way, the packaging can be safely transported to an appropriate facility for recovery or disposal. 
 

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