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04/08/2016

Manufacturer to Pay $38K for Spilled Styrene

A resins manufacturer in Westminster, MA will pay $38,860 to resolve allegations that it violated provisions of the Clean Water Act stemming from an incident in September 2014.

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04/07/2016

PHMSA Issues Lithium-ion Battery Prohibition Safety Advisory

The US DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today issued a safety advisory notice for individuals who prepare lithium battery shipments for transport and those otherwise involved in the transportation of lithium-ion or lithium-metal batteries. 

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04/07/2016

EPA Expands List of US Superfund Sites

Today, April 7, US EPA expanded the list of US Superfund sites by adding five contaminated hazardous waste and chemical sites to the National Priorities List (NPL).

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04/06/2016

EPA Issues Technical Corrections to MATS and Utility NSPS

EPA has submitted a Final Rule for publication in the Federal Register to finalize corrections to its Mercury Air Toxics Standards (MATS) and New Source Performance Standards for certain electricity generating utilities (power plants). 

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04/05/2016

Managing P-List Hazardous Wastes in Satellite Areas

In a February 17, 2016, letter to industry, US EPA clarified a critical point of waste management for the pharmaceutical industry and other hazardous waste generators that manage commercial chemical products, or CCPs. 

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04/05/2016

After the Inspection: Guide to OSHA Violations

With OSHA civil penalties for employer safety violations set to increase up to 80% this year, successful safety inspections and audits are more important than ever in 2016....

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04/01/2016

Not Cool: Ice Cream Company Pays for Clean Air Act Violations

US EPA has cited a US ice cream maker for violations of the Clean Air Act Risk Management Plan (RMP) requirements. In a press release posted March 29, 2016, EPA alleges the ice creamery did not have an adequate Clean Air Act RMP or proper safety equipment for leak detection and ventilation on its refrigeration system. 

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03/31/2016

Industry Sounds-off on EPA’s Proposed Clean Air Act RMP Changes

US EPA this week held a public hearing on its proposed changes to the Clean Air Act Risk Management Program (RMP) requirements. At the hearing, interested parties presented data, views, and/or arguments about the major changes EPA has proposed for these Clean Air Act emergency preparedness rules. 

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03/31/2016

Live Lithium Batteries Shipper Webinar: April 5

Tomorrow is the big day for lithium battery shippers! New IATA DGR rules for lithium battery air shipments take effect on Friday, April 1. Are you ready?

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03/30/2016

$85,000 Settlement for RCRA Violations at PA Chemical Co.

For alleged violations of US EPA’s rules for managing hazardous waste and oil, a Reading, PA chemical distribution plant will pay a $55,000 civil penalty and furnish a local fire department with $30,000 worth of emergency response equipment.

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