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03/30/2021

What is a Major Modification for New Source Review Purposes?

Under the Clean Air Act’s New Source Review (NSR) program, US EPA does not limit the definition of “new” to only brand-new facilities being built from the ground up. They more broadly interpret “new” to mean any facility newly subject to the regulations.   

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03/29/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/29

In this week's Roundup, an energy company faces a $1.9 million penalty after alleged Clean Water Act violations at 76 locations. Plus, EPA finds alleged SPCC Plan violations resulting from an oil company's improper discharges of 455 barrels of crude oil.

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03/26/2021

DTSC Orders Metal Recycler to Pay Hazardous Waste Investigation and Cleanup Costs

In a recently issued enforcement order, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) could require a scrap metal recycling facility in Fresno to clean up hazardous waste the site’s operations allegedly released into the environment.

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03/22/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/22

In this week's Roundup, a chemical manufacturer pays $357K for alleged chemical reporting violations. Plus, a cattle ranch allegedly discharged unauthorised materials into Waters of the US without the proper permits in order to construct a bridge.

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03/22/2021

Why Environmental Stewardship is Good Business

How a robust and cohesive corporate environmental policy can minimize your company’s negative impact on the environment, address existing damages, and positively impact your bottom line.

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03/18/2021

Hazmat Air Shipping is A Whole Different Ballgame

As we look forward to pro baseball's Opening Day, here are 9 ways the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) differ from the 49 CFR regulations you’re used to if you ship hazmat by highway.   

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03/15/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/15

In this week's Roundup, a steel manufacturer will upgrade its air pollution control equipment after allegedly violating its Title V permit. Plus, a chemical distributor is expected to pay nearly $130K for alleged missteps in its chemical management processes.

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03/10/2021

How New Hazmat Regulations Get Made

We track DOT's procedure for creating new hazardous materials regulations, including how industry stakeholders and private citizens can contribute to the process before a rule is finalized. 

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03/08/2021

How States Size Up Hazardous Waste Generators

State RCRA hazardous waste programs must be at least as stringent as the Federal RCRA regulations, but they are not required to be identical. One area where variations is quite common is the generator size categories. 

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03/08/2021

Top 10 OSHA Violations of 2020

OSHA unveiled its preliminary list of the top 10 most-cited workplace safety violations for fiscal year 2020 during a National Safety Council (NSC) webinar last month. OSHA’s release of the top 10 list has become a staple of NSC events, normally coinciding with the annual Safety Congress & Expo.

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Lion teams up with hazmat packaging provider C.L. Smith to cover the basics of shipping hazardous materials in overpacks. Use these tips to keep shipments moving safely and in compliance with the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

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Hazmat Basics: Using Overpacks