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01/24/2022

Lessons From 3 Real Hazmat Incident Reports

These three incidents show how small mistakes can lead to shipping delays, packaging waste, lost product, injuries, and potential penalties for HMR violations. 

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01/24/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/24

In this week's Roundup, a frieght company will pay $1.5 million after a train derailment released 117,500 gallons of crude oil. Plus, a real estate developer improperly discharged building materials into wetlands without a Clean Water Act permit.

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01/21/2022

PHMSA Extends Enforcement Discretion for Hazmat Cylinders

PHMSA will continue to allow shippers to offer Division 2.2 hazardous materials (non-flammable gases) in cylinders that are no more than 12 months overdue for periodic requalification. 

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01/21/2022

How Much Do You Know About Lithium Batteries?

Take this quick lithium battery quiz to test your knowledge of the latest lithium battery regulations and the history of these batteries in commerce. 

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01/20/2022

Texas RCRA Update Rule Takes Effect Feb. 3

Update: TCEQ has approved a Final Rule to adopt EPA's Generator Improvements Rule and make other significant changes to the state's hazardous and industrial waste regulations.

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01/17/2022

Coast Guard, USPS Increase Hazmat Shipping Civil Penalties

The US Coast Guard and the US Postal Service increased civil penalties for violations of hazardous materials shipping regulations in vessel transportation and in the mail system, respectively.

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01/17/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/17

In this week's Roundup, two workers died and one injured when a rail tanker car exploded in relation to alleged mismanagement of hazardous waste. Plus, a power company agrees to pay $610,000 after alleged water discharge violations.

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01/17/2022

SCOTUS Grants Stay of OSHA Vax-or-Test ETS

Update:  On January 13, 2022, the US Supreme Court granted a stay of OSHA's vaccination-or-testing emergency temporary standard (ETS) until a final decision about the Rule's legality is reached.   

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01/17/2022

Kentucky Chemical Explosion Results in All-night Shelter-in-place

Residents of Fort Wright, KY were asked to shelter in place on January 11, after multiple booms were reported coming from a plastics plant starting around 8:15 p.m.

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01/17/2022

Coronavirus News Hub For EHS Pros

We've compiled a list of news updates related to the coronavirus pandemic that supply chain managers, environmental compliance officers, OSHA safety personnel, hazmat logistics employees and other EH&S workers need to know.

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