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03/24/2015

State Differences for Universal Wastes

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), each US state may develop and enforce its own hazardous waste management program in lieu of the Federal EPA program. Every state has done so, except for Alaska and Iowa...

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03/17/2015

Rules for Placarded Hazmat Shipments

A hazmat placard is the most recognizable sign that a truck, train, or shipping container is carrying material that may be dangerous to the public and the environment. All hazmat shippers must meet certain requirements in order to ship any quantity of hazmat. When a quantity of hazardous materials requires a placard, it may trigger several additional requirements for shippers and carriers...

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03/10/2015

How NPDES Permit Rules Can Vary by State

When rainwater or melting snow flows over paved streets, parking lots, rooftops, and other surfaces at industrial and construction sites, the water can pick up debris, sediments, chemicals, and other pollutants before it runs down a storm drain. To prevent these pollutants from making surface waters unsafe... 

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03/03/2015

OSHA Rules for Workplace Fire Extinguishers

We all pass by fire extinguishers on a constant basis: in our homes, in public buildings, and in our workplaces. But how many of us know how or when to use them?

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02/26/2015

Small Containers a GHS Challenge for Chemical Industry

Before OSHA adopted GHS standards, employers could label hazardous chemicals as they saw fit—provided that employees were trained to recognize and understand the labels. Under GHS HazCom rules, a standardized label is required for all workplace containers of hazardous chemicals.   At a recent Lion Technology GHS webinar, attendees raised a big concern: How can companies fit all the newly required GHS hazard information on a container too small for a traditional label?

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02/25/2015

New Dates for Shipping Lithium Batteries Webinar

To help lithium battery shippers prepare for compliance with new US DOT (49 CFR), IATA, and IMO shipping regulations, Lion Technology today added two sessions of the popular Shipping Lithium Battery Webinar to its hazmat training schedule... 

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02/24/2015

Recycling, Reusing, and Reclaiming Hazardous Waste

EPA's new Definition of Solid Waste Final Rule makes major changes to the recycling provisions of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Understanding the requirements for recycling, reusing, and reclaiming your site's hazardous waste is critical, especially for EHS and shipping professionals who sign the Hazardous Waste Manifest...

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02/17/2015

Deadline Extended for Lithium Battery Ground Shippers

Yesterday, the US Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) extended the deadline for ground shippers to comply with new lithium battery transport regulations (HM-224F). The new deadline for shippers is August 7, 2015.

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02/17/2015

How GHS Labels Will Affect Chemical Shipments

When OSHA revised its Hazard Communication Standard to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in 2012, the worlds of hazardous materials shipping and workplace safety collided. Starting June 1, 2015, shippers must comply with the new classification, labeling, and documentation standards of OSHA's revised HazCom Standard... 

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02/10/2015

March 31 Deadline for GHG Reports

Since 2012, electric utilities and certain industrial facilities must report their annual greenhouse gas emissions to EPA. Reports on 2014 emissions are due March 31, 2015. Since last year's Lion News feature on this topic (February 11, 2014), EPA has promulgated several amendments to the program... 

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