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02/23/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/23

In this week's Roundup, three oil companies face $9.6 million in penalties after alleged violations related to Risk Management Plans, hazardous waste management, and Clean Water Act.

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02/22/2021

For Hazmat Training, Timing is Everything

Should shippers train employees once every 3 years or once every 2 years? As with so many things in regulatory compliance, it depends. 

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02/17/2021

New York: Hazardous Waste Reports Due March 1

NYSDEC requires large quantity generators (LQGs) in New York State to submit annual reports of their hazardous waste activity by March 1.  

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02/16/2021

Fatal Accident Results in $400K Penalty for Texas Rail Servicer

On February 10, OSHA issued a $419,347 citation to a Texas-based rail car servicing and maintenance provider after a confined space accident resulted in the death of two employees.

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02/16/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/16

In this week's Roundup, a metal recyling company commits to $4.3 million in site improvements, resulting approximately 47 milion pounds of dust pollution reduction at one facility. Plus, an oil and gas provider will bolster its SPCC plans at five facilities after alleged improper discharges of crude oil into WOTUS.

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02/12/2021

Two EPA Reporting Deadlines Coming in March

Tax accountants are not the only professionals who are busy this time of year. For EHS professionals, the new calendar year brings with it the job of submitting various reports to the EPA or state agencies.  

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02/12/2021

What Could a National COVID-19 OSHA Standard Look Like?

A recent Executive Order directs OSHA to consider promulgating, by March 15, emergency worker protections to address the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the workplace.

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02/11/2021

Chill Out with a Cold Chemicals Quiz

Brace for winter by testing your knowledge of how the cold impacts worker safety and the chemicals we use, ship, and transport.

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02/08/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/8

In this week's Roundup, a medical waste incinerator is expected to provide $2 million in low-emitting school buses to resolve its alleged Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a national pharmacy chain is expected to pay $4.5 million related to its alleged improper hazardous waste disposal practices.

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02/08/2021

Can I Go to Jail for Hazardous Waste Violations?

Can a person be jailed for violating the RCRA hazardous waste regulations? The short answer is yes.

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