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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

Last week, the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) announced a new regulation that will require 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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02/07/2020

FMCSA Extends Driver Training Compliance Deadline

FMCSA has extended the compliance deadline for new training requirements for entry-level drivers, including those who operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) that haul hazardous materials.  

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02/07/2020

New PHMSA Proposal Aims to Mitigate Pipeline Ruptures

On February 6, PHMSA proposed a rule to revise the pipeline safety regulations for newly constructed and entirely replaced natural gas transmission and hazardous liquid pipelines.  

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02/07/2020

New York Prepares Major Hazardous Waste Regulation Revisions

New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation (NY DEC) is preparing to adopt major changes to the RCRA hazardous waste regulations finalized since 2012.

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02/04/2020

Emergency Preparedness in Haz Waste Satellite Areas

One of  many notable changes in the revised RCRA regulations are provisions that bolster emergency preparedness requirements for both small and large quantity generators "in areas where hazardous waste is generated and accumulated," include satellite accumulation areas.

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02/03/2020

FAA Issues $120K Fine Against Multinational Hazmat Shipping Provider

A household name for shipping services was issued a $120,000 civil penalty by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for allegedly violating hazardous materials regulations. FAA alleges that the shipping company knowingly offered a shipment containing improperly packaged lithium batteries for transportation by air on Nov. 15, 2018.  

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When US EPA introduced the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the hazardous waste management standards included reduced requirements for some large-volume wastes. After studying the hazards of wastes in oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) operations, as directed by the US Congress, EPA determined regulation of these wastes under RCRA was not warranted. Therefore, many oil and gas E&P wastes are excluded from the RCRA Subtitle C hazardous waste management standards.

Understanding the RCRA Exclusion for Oil and Gas