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07/17/2017

Scope Documents for First 10 TSCA Chemical Risk Evaluations Now Available

US EPA has announced the availability of documents that lay out the scope of the risk evaluations EPA will perform on the first 10 chemicals identified for evaluation under TSCA, as revised by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (“The Lautenberg Law”).   

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07/10/2017

4 Common Universal Waste Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Did you know that 1 out of 10 RCRA hazardous waste violations is related to the mismanagement of universal waste? Here we look at the four most common universal waste compliance mistakes and how to avoid them!   

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07/06/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 7/4

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, an oil refinery and a bottle maker will pay for alleged violations of EPA rules and one company will pay to fund hazardous substance cleanup. 

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06/30/2017

FAA Fines Oklahoma Shipper $63K for Hazmat Violations

US FAA this week issued a press release to announce hazmat enforcement action against an Oklahoma shipper who allegedly offered a corrosive liquid product for air transport. When the shipment was discovered to be leaking at a UPS sorting facility in Austin, TX, workers reported the incident to FAA.   

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06/29/2017

OSHA Proposes Delay to New Injury and Illness E-Reporting Rule

As hinted at last month on OSHA’s website, the Agency this week proposed extending the deadline for employers to electronically submit injury and illness data recorded on OSHA Form 300A for the year 2016. The new proposed deadline for employers to submit 2016 Form 300A data using the new electronic system is December 1, 2017.  

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06/26/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/27

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a meat packer, a home builder, and a gas station/convenience store will all pay big penalties for different violations of the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water Acts. 

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06/23/2017

EPA Finalizes New Active-Inactive TSCA Reporting Requirement

Under the new Final Rule, EPA will require chemical manufacturers and importers to submit a “retrospective electronic notification” for all chemicals manufactured or imported over a ten-year period—from June 21, 2006 to June 21, 2016. 

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06/19/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/20

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a group of defense contractors will pay $3.1 million to reimburse the US Air Force and US EPA for hazardous substance cleanup costs at a used by the US military to launch missiles and rockets since the 1940s. 

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06/13/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/13

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a realty company in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands will reimburse EPA for cleanup costs at a Superfund site at the location of a former dry cleaning business. Plus, a petroleum distributor will pay $60K for an oil spill over the San Diego River. 

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06/06/2017

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/6

This week, our EPA Enforcement Roundup includes the owner of an environmental consulting company facing jail time for waste manifest violations and a farm in Hawaii that allegedly violated EPA’s regulations for pesticides.   

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