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06/07/2016

Oregon Metal Producer Fined $43K for RCRA Violations

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.

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06/07/2016

GHS for Hazmat Shippers: June 28

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.

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06/07/2016

When a Forklift Is Not a Forklift

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.

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06/06/2016

PHMSA and OSHA to Hold Pre-UN Regulatory Meetings Next Week

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.

 

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06/06/2016

49 CFR Hazmat Update: Emergency Response Phone Numbers

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.

 

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06/02/2016

Biodiesel Plant Settles EPA Noncompliance Allegations for $396,000

For violations of multiple major US EPA environmental laws, a Rhode Island biodiesel plant will pay a $396,000 fine. 

 

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06/02/2016

DOT PHMSA Posts Changes to Hazmat Regulations

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).

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06/01/2016

Army Corps of Engineers Proposes to Modify Dredge & Fill Nationwide Permits

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. 

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06/01/2016

Kansas Foundry Could Pay $28,975 for Stormwater Violations

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.

 

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05/31/2016

Electroplating Operator Indicted for RCRA Storage Violations

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.

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