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01/21/2019

OSHA Raises Penalties for Safety Violations

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will soon raise civil penalties for work safety violations to keep pace with inflation. The Department of Labor will announce the increase in a forthcoming Final Rule.

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01/14/2019

Who Needs a Clean Water Act Permit for Dredge-and-Fill?

Section 404 of the Clean Water Act authorizes the Secretary of the Army to issue permits for the discharge of dredge or fill material into navigable waters. The Secretary of the Army has delegated this authority to the Army Corps of Engineers....  

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12/18/2018

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 12/18

A smart environmental professional learns from his or her mistakes. A wise environmental professional learns from the mistakes of others.

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12/03/2018

Will OSHA Target Your Site for Inspection in 2019?

OSHA’s main site-specific targeting inspection plan for non-construction workplaces with more than twenty employees, SST-16, will target workplaces in the following groups:

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10/30/2018

Two $1 Million Hazardous Waste Settlements Reached with Cal DTSC

Which is scarier: Seeing a ghost or finding out that your business owes more than $1 million in fines for avoidable environmental violations? Talk about terror!

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10/29/2018

Top 10 OSHA Violations for FY 2018

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Deputy Director of Enforcement Programs Patrick Kapust announced the ten most commonly cited OSHA safety standards for workplaces in Fiscal Year 2018, which ended September 30, 2018.

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10/01/2018

TSCA Tuesday: News for Chemical Industry Pros

Last week, US EPA put forth three TSCA-related actions you should know about if you manufature, process, or use chemicals on the TSCA Inventory: New user fees to defray the costs of Lautenberg Law-required risk evaluations, the withdrawal of Significant New Use Rules for 145 chemicals, and preparations for the next 73 chemical risk evaluations EPA must complete. 

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09/17/2018

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/18

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a wood treatment facility and a city power and water authority will pay for hazardous waste and Clean Water Act violations, respectively. In addition, EPA will collect a civil penalty from a city-owned incinerator in New Hampshire...  

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