For the second time in three years, a metal fabrication company with a site in Albany, Oregon will pay a large fine for alleged violations of Federal and Oregon State hazardous waste management regulations.
On June 28 from 1-3 PM ET, Lion will present the live, instructor-led GHS Compliance for Hazmat Shippers Webinar to help chemical manufacturers, distributors, and shippers identify how GHS affects their 49 CFR hazmat shipping responsibilities and how to keep chemical shipments in compliance with both OSHA and US DOT regualtions.
Forklifts—a common sight (and sound) in modern warehouses and other workplaces—come in all shapes and sizes. OSHA’s “forklift” standard—the Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) Standard at 29 CFR 1910.178—actually covers more than just the standard forklift the general public is familiar with. Let's take a look at some of the additional work machines covered under OSHA’s rules for PITs.
To prepare for international regulatory meetings at the United Nations, both OSHA and the US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will hold pre-UN meetings open to industry stakeholders and the public.
Last week, US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) posted a long list of major (and not-so-major) changes to the 49 CFR hazmat shipping rules. Among these changes was an important update regarding the emergency response phone number shippers must provide on the shipping papers for most hazmat shipments.
For violations of multiple major US EPA environmental laws, a Rhode Island biodiesel plant will pay a $396,000 fine.
In the Federal Register today, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration posted a Final Rule to make miscellaneous updates, revisions, corrections, and clarifications to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).
In today’s Federal Register, the US Army Corps of Engineers proposed to modify and reissue existing Nationwide Permits (NWPs) for discharge of dredged or fill material into the waters of the US. In addition to updating the existing NWPs, the proposal seeks to add two new permits.
To settle allegations it violated the Clean Water Act stormwater requirements, a foundry in Coffeyville, KS will pay $28,975 and fund/implement a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) valued at $600,000. The settlement is open to public comment at EPA’s website, here.
The former operator of a now-closed electroplating facility in Cedar Falls, IA has been indicted by a Federal grand jury on one count of unlawful storage of hazardous waste stemming from the discovery of drums of toxic and corrosive waste stored at the facility after it closed.
Find out which tanks and substances
are regulated under EPA’s Underground
Storage Tank (UST) program. Plus, find out which common exclusions are no longer required for tank owners and operators after October 2018.