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02/28/2020

Elevated Benzene Levels Reported at 10 US Refineries

A nonprofit watchdog group released a report that shows elevated benzene levels at 10 oil refineries throughout the US. While this is not illegal, EPA regulations require the refineries to investigate the cause of elevated emissions and take steps to reduce them.  

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02/25/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/25

In this week's Roundup, a welding supply company and a motor manufacturer pay over $200K to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations. Plus, EPA alleges a New England waste management company of violating Federal PCB regulations.

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02/25/2020

Are All D001 Wastes Flammable Hazardous Materials?

The words Ignitable and flammable seem like synonyms; in the most basic sense, both warn of a fire risk. But if you manage hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, both terms should raise a red flag for you.  

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02/24/2020

NJ Business Owner Faces Prison Time Plus $4.2M Fine for Haz Waste Violations

Earlier this month, a New Jersey business owner was ordered to pay $4.2 million in restitution and sentenced to 30 days in prison to resolve Federal hazardous waste violations. In addition, the business owner is required to complete 30 days of house arrest and three years of probation.  

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02/24/2020

TSCA News: Latest 2 Draft Risk Evaluations

EPA has released TSCA draft risk evaluations for trichloroethylene and carbon tetrachloride. These two substances are numbers seven and eight on EPA’s list of the first ten chemicals scheduled for risk review, respectively.

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02/18/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/18

In this week's Roundup, three New England recycling facilities and an aerospace and wind energy parts manufacturer will pay over $400K to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. Plus, a pair of municipal power companies must resolve Clean Air Act violations by updating their Electric Generating Units.

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02/18/2020

Final Rule Alert: CSB Chemical Accident Reporting Rule

Update: CSB's Final Rule on reporting accidental releases takes effect on March 23, 2020. The new regulation requires owners or operators of chemical facilities to report on accidental releases.  

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02/18/2020

Marine Pollutants: Ground vs. Air/Vessel Shipments

At Lion, we get a lot of questions about shipping marine pollutants. Specifically, when are they regulated and are there any reliefs for them? It can get a little confusing, because the answer will differ depending on the mode of transport. Something that is not a marine pollutant for a ground shipment could very well be a marine pollutant when shipped by vessel.

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02/12/2020

OSHA Celebrates 50 Years of Workplace Safety

OSHA is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a new webpage designed to highlight its major accomplishments through the years. OSHA plans to use the webpage to provide additional anniversary information throughout the year and announce special events.

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02/11/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/11

In this week's Roundup, an oil refinery and a paper mill are ordered to pay over $4 million to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act. Plus, learn how an Arizona pool supply company allegedly violated Federal pestcide regulations.

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