In this week's Roundup, a Wisconsin waste management facility is ordered to pay a $232K fine after the alleged improper disposal of electric arc furnace dust. Plus, EPA cited over 2,100 alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at a seafood processing facility, resulting in a $190K penalty.
The maker of Roundup has announced a settlement to pay over $10 billion to resolve approximately 95,000 claims linking the herbicide to cases of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
In this week's Roundup, a housing complex is ordered to pay $55K for allegedly operating 16 illegal large-capacity cesspools. Plus, a Delaware farm is cited for $25K in FIFRA violations after allegedly failing to provide decontamination supplies to employees who worked in pesticide-treated areas.
The first of the chemical risk evaluations required by TSCA reform is now available. The first substance over the finish line is methylene chloride.
To ensure facilities and employees can return to work safely after COVID-19, OSHA issued a series of guidance memos tailored towards specific industries, such as manufacturing, meat processing, logistics, and construction.
Since coronavirus has swept through the US, EPA has begun issuing enforcement actions against those who unlawfully attempt to mislead the public by importing, manufacturing, distributing, and/or selling unregistered, potentially harmful disinfecting products.
Update 06/24/20: PHMSA announced today an extension of temporary reliefs from the Hazardous Materials Regulations for ground shipments of hand sanitizer. The extension notice adds rail transportation as covered by the temporary, which previously applied to highway shipments only.
With these twelve new webinar sessions, Lion makes it easier for professionals to safely complete required hazardous materials and hazardous waste training, maintain their professional credentials, and stay ahead of changing regulations.
On June 22, 2020, US EPA promulgated a Final Rule to add 172 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting under section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA).
Update: EPA's Final Rule to modernize the testing standards for ignitable hazardous wastes appeared in the Federal Register on July, 7, 2020. The Final Rule takes effect on September 8, 2020.
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In California, universal waste handlers must comply with unique State requirements beyond what the Federal RCRA program mandates. Knowing how to identify and manage universal waste is a critical part of hazardous waste compliance under Cal/EPA rules.