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02/04/2016

EPA Proposes Greenhouse Gas Reporting Changes for Oil and Gas Industry

In the Federal Register on January 29, 2016, US EPA proposed a rule to revise the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) requirements and confidentiality determinations for the petroleum and natural gas systems source category.

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02/04/2016

Stormwater Violations Cost Manufacturer $145,000

A Fairbury, NE manufacturing facility will pay $145,000 to resolve alleged violations of the US EPA’s Clean Water Act, according to a press release from EPA Region 7. The violations stem from stormwater discharge of cadmium, cooper, lead, nickel, and zinc in excess of permit limits.

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02/04/2016

PHMSA Announces Hazardous Materials R&D Public Forum

In today's Federal Register, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (PHMSA OHMS) announced they will host a public meeting on March 23 and 24 to brief the public on recently completed hazardous materials projects and PHMSA’s plans for future projects and research.

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02/02/2016

Iowa Paint Company Fined $21,700 for RCRA Waste Mistakes

An Iowa-based paint company will pay a fine of $21,700 for alleged violations of US EPA’s RCRA hazardous waste regulations at its Burlington facility.  

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02/02/2016

Preparing for and Dealing With OSHA Inspections

No matter how many OSHA workplace safety inspections you’ve been through, the sound of an inspector knocking may still make you anxious. In most cases, OSHA inspectors—also known as Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs)—will arrive at your workplace without providing advanced notice. As a result, safety inspections often come as a surprise to the employer, which only adds to the uncertainty and anxiety... 

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01/29/2016

Agribusiness Firm to Pay $899,000 to Settle Clean Air Act Violations

A major agribusiness firm will pay $899,000 in civil penalties and spend $42 million on facility upgrades to resolve allegations that it violated the Clean Air Act when it made modifications to five of its sulfuric acid plants, EPA reported last month

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01/28/2016

ICAO Panel Recommends Ban on Lithium Battery Shipments on Passenger Aircraft

The Associated Press reports that on Wednesday, January 27, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) air navigation commission officially recommended an outright ban on rechargeable lithium batteries transported as cargo on passenger aircraft.

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