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11/25/2020

Final Rule Alert: PHMSA Reduces Hazmat Regulatory Burdens

A new PHMSA rulemaking revises the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to “update, clarify, or provide relief from various regulatory requirements without adversely affecting safety.”  

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11/24/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/24

In this week's Roundup, a chemical manufacturer is set to pay $800K for alleged SPCC violations. Plus, a pet and gardening suppy company allegedly distributed pesticides with outdated labeling, resulting in a $286K FIFRA violation.

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11/23/2020

2020 IMDG Code Compliance Deadline Delayed

IMO has announced that mandatory compliance with the forthcoming IMDG Code Amendment 40–20 will begin on June 1, 2022.  

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11/23/2020

4 TSCA Updates for Chemical Industry Pros

EPA extended the deadline for CDR submission, released a final TSCA risk evaluation for trichloroethylene (TCE), revised its draft risk evaluation for PV 29, and performed supplemental analysis of its 1,4-dioxane risk evaluation. 

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11/20/2020

Quick Quiz: Are You a Training Grandmaster?

Take this 5-minute quiz to find out how well you know the training requirements for hazmat employees and hazardous waste personnel. 

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11/17/2020

Gas Company Pays $10M to Resolve NJ Superfund Site Claims

An industrial gas company is set to pay $10 million to settle Superfund claims at a contaminated industrial site in Linden, NJ. The consent decree, filed in Federal court on October 28, outlines how the funds will be used to clean the LCP Superfund site and recoup response costs already incurred by EPA.

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11/16/2020

New: Hazmat Security Plans for LNG by Rail

US DOT PHMSA is seeking renewal, with revisions, of an information collection request (ICR) related to Hazardous Materials Security Plans. The revisions will impact carriers that transport tank car quantities of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail. 

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11/16/2020

How and Why Your RCRA Generator Status Can Change

The RCRA hazardous waste management regulations require every generator to determine their generator status on a monthly basis (40 CFR 262.13). What happens when you generate more hazardous waste than usual in a month?

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11/16/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/16

In this week's Roundup, an Alabama flooring manufacturer is set to pay $8.95 million for alleged Clean Water Act violations. Plus, EPA halts the import of over 650,000 unapproved alcohol wipes and the distributor allegedly involved will pay $213K in penalties.

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11/13/2020

EPA Abandons Once-In-Always-In Clean Air Act Policy

Update 11/19/20: EPA's Final Rule to amend the NESHAP General Provisions and allow major sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) to be reclassified as area sources takes effect on January 19, 2021.

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