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03/29/2019

The New Lithium Battery Rule You Might Have Missed

PHMSA snuck a new marking/labeling requirement for excepted lithium batteries shipped by all modes (including ground shipments) into its HM-224I lithium battery "harmonization" Interim Final Rule, in effect as of March 6, 2019.

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03/26/2019

Why Your Choice of a Haz Waste TSDF Matters

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) mandates a “cradle-to-grave” management system for hazardous waste. The “grave” is more commonly known as a TSDF (Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facility)—your hazardous waste’s final resting place.  

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03/26/2019

EPA Initiates TSCA Chemical Prioritization

US EPA has kicked off its prioritization process for performing risk evaluations of forty chemical substances, as required under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). In the Federal Register on March 21, EPA posed a Notice to inform stakeholders of the chemicals up for possible review.

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03/26/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/26

We bring you the who, what, where, and how much of recent EPA enforcement actions to help you identify and correct common causes of environmental noncompliance. 

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03/22/2019

New Jersey DEP Announces Plans to Reclassify Rivers in Sussex County

NJ Department of Environmental Protection plans to upgrade 734 waterway miles throughout the state, including parts of Wallkill, Paulinskill, and Pequest Rivers in Sussex and Warren Counties.

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03/22/2019

Caught on Tape: Lithium Battery Fire Destroys 23 E-Bikes in Spain

As energy storage technology improves, so will the ferocity with which lithium batteries can potentially ignite or “explode.” For safety professionals, this means that training on safe lithium battery handling procedures may be a smart addition to any workplace safety program—and may even be required under OSHA’s General Duty Clause.

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03/19/2019

CSB to Create New Chemical Release Reporting Regs

A District Court in Washington DC ruled this month that the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) must promulgate new chemical release reporting regulations within the next twelve months.

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03/18/2019

5 Must-Have Skills for Today's EHS Leaders

When it comes to hazmat and environmental compliance, strong leadership skills are critical. That's why we've talked with industry professionals to bring you the top 5 skills EHS leaders need to succeed.

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03/18/2019

Takata Airbag Recall Expands to Cover 1.1 Million More Cars

On Tuesday, March 12, Honda Motor Co. voluntarily expanded the recall effort affecting vehicles outfitted with defective Takata airbags. The latest update covers an additional 1.1 million Honda and Acura vehicles that...  

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03/18/2019

Update: EPA to Ban Methylene Chloride in Consumer Paint Removers

Update March 18, 2019: Last week, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed a Final Rule to prohibit the manufacture (including import), processing, and distribution of methylene chloride in all paint removers for consumer use.

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