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06/06/2016

49 CFR Hazmat Update: Emergency Response Phone Numbers

Last week, US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) posted a long list of major (and not-so-major) changes to the 49 CFR hazmat shipping rules. Among these changes was an important update regarding the emergency response phone number shippers must provide on the shipping papers for most hazmat shipments.

 

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06/02/2016

Biodiesel Plant Settles EPA Noncompliance Allegations for $396,000

For violations of multiple major US EPA environmental laws, a Rhode Island biodiesel plant will pay a $396,000 fine. 

 

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06/02/2016

DOT PHMSA Posts Changes to Hazmat Regulations

In the Federal Register today, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration posted a Final Rule to make miscellaneous updates, revisions, corrections, and clarifications to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

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06/01/2016

Army Corps of Engineers Proposes to Modify Dredge & Fill Nationwide Permits

In today’s Federal Register, the US Army Corps of Engineers proposed to modify and reissue existing Nationwide Permits (NWPs) for discharge of dredged or fill material into the waters of the US. In addition to updating the existing NWPs, the proposal seeks to add two new permits. 

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06/01/2016

Kansas Foundry Could Pay $28,975 for Stormwater Violations

To settle allegations it violated the Clean Water Act stormwater requirements, a foundry in Coffeyville, KS will pay $28,975 and fund/implement a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) valued at $600,000. The settlement is open to public comment at EPA’s website, here.

 

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05/31/2016

Electroplating Operator Indicted for RCRA Storage Violations

The former operator of a now-closed electroplating facility in Cedar Falls, IA has been indicted by a Federal grand jury on one count of unlawful storage of hazardous waste stemming from the discovery of drums of toxic and corrosive waste stored at the facility after it closed.

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05/31/2016

Texas Adds New RCRA Hazardous Waste Rules

On May 6, 2016, TCEQ adopted a new Final Rule to bring Texas’ hazardous waste rules up-to-date with Federal RCRA regulations.

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Prepared by hazardous waste training leader Lion Technology Inc., this report covers what’s happened since the new hazardous waste rules took effect.

RCRA Status Update: New Hazardous Waste Rules