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New-for-2019-How-to-Ship-Hazmat-in-Articles

What happens when you have an article that contains dangerous goods, but that article is not identified by name on any hazmat table? Traditionally, you had one option: Classify it as “UN3363, DANGEROUS GOODS CONTAINED IN APPARATUS, 9.” The thing is, articles shipped under this description could not contain more hazmat than was authorized as a limited quantity. Things will be a little different in 2019.
 

FAA-Releases-Updated-Enforcement-Guide-for-Inspect

On September 18, 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released an updated National Policy to “set forth policies and procedures relevant to FAA’s compliance and enforcement program,” including enforcement of hazardous materials violations.
 

TSCA-Tuesday-News-for-Chemical-Industry-Pros

Last week, US EPA put forth three TSCA-related actions you should know about if you manufature, process, or use chemicals on the TSCA Inventory: New user fees to defray the costs of Lautenberg Law-required risk evaluations, the withdrawal of Significant New Use Rules for 145 chemicals, and preparations for the next 73 chemical risk evaluations EPA must complete. 

Final-Rule-Alert-PHMSA-Removes-ECP-Brakes-Require

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a Final Rule in the Federal Register on Tuesday, September 25 to remove requirements for electronically controlled pneumatic brake systems (ECP brake systems) on “high hazard flammable trains” of HHFTs.

Hazmat-Movie-Night-The-Wages-of-Fear-(1953)

We don’t get into pop culture too often here at Lion News, we’re mostly too busy studying the CFR, State regulations, and the Federal Register for updates that impact industry professionals. But this week, we saw a classic movie that we think hazardous materials professionals will relate to and enjoy.
 

Beyond-the-Grave-Getting-LDRs-Right

The RCRA hazardous waste rules regulate hazardous wastes from “cradle-to-grave.” But as generators, our responsibilities for compliance actually go beyond the grave. When you send waste off for disposal, it pays to know for sure that you’ve given your treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) the information they will need to properly lay your waste to rest.
 

PHMSA-Pre-empts-California-Meal-Breaks-for-Hazmat

In California, truck drivers are entitled to a 30-minute meal period after five hours of work and a second 30-minute meal break after ten hours of work. But for truck drivers who haul hazardous materials through the state, those breaks may no longer apply.

Understanding-the-RCRA-Exclusion-for-Oil-and-Gas-E

When US EPA introduced the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the hazardous waste management standards included reduced requirements for some large-volume wastes. After studying the hazards of wastes in oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) operations, as directed by the US Congress, EPA determined regulation of these wastes under RCRA was not warranted. Therefore, many oil and gas E&P wastes are excluded from the RCRA Subtitle C hazardous waste management standards... 

EPA-Enforcement-Roundup-Week-of-9-18

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a wood treatment facility and a city power and water authority will pay for hazardous waste and Clean Water Act violations, respectively. In addition, EPA will collect a civil penalty from a city-owned incinerator in New Hampshire...

 

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