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On December 10, 2014, US EPA signed a Final Rule to revise many of the recycling provisions associated with the “definition of solid waste” (DSW). The long-awaited Final Rule revises the exclusions from RCRA for recycled/recyclable hazardous secondary materials that were added to the hazardous waste regulations in 2008...
Like many Federal environmental statutes, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) sets requirements for reporting releases. Several RCRA regulations address reporting releases of hazardous waste. The specific reporting requirement(s) a hazardous waste generator is subject to depends on...
(Update: PHMSA extended the mandatory complinace date for ground shipments untl Aug. 7, 2015) Starting in February 2015, businesses that ship lithium batteries must comply with new US DOT standards for preparing shipments or risk fines up to $75,000 per day, per violation. The new regulations change nearly every step of the shipping process, including classification, marking, labeling, and filling out shipping papers.
Transporting materials by vessel is a dangerous business. Incidents are not uncommon and can threaten the cargo and crew. Rogue waves and human error can be a hazard in themselves; adding dangerous goods to the mix can be a recipe for disaster. Identifying dangerous goods and communicating their hazards to port and vessel personnel is vital...
On November 25, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officially proposed new regulation to lower the acceptable amount of ground-level ozone from 75 parts per billion (ppb) to between 65 ppb and 70 ppb. Ozone—a major component of smog—is one of six "criteria pollutants" for which EPA sets National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), along with carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen oxides,..
It's been nearly three years since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its Hazard Communication Standard to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) requirements. Officially published on March 26, 2012...
In the US, enforcing laws and regulations involves a balancing act between the Federal government and individual State governments. When it comes to hazardous waste management, states have the authority to impose standards stricter than the Federal government's. As a result...
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under court order to produce a new Clean Air Act (CAA) standard for ozone before 2015, recently sent its proposed standard to the White House for approval...
Your hazmat paperwork is the first thing a
DOT inspector will ask for during an
inspection. From hazmat training
records to Special Permits, make sure your hazmat documents are in order.