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08/20/2021

September 1 Deadline for RCRA SQGs to Re-Notify EPA

Next week: September 1, 2021 is the first deadline for small quantity generators (SQGs) of hazardous wastes to re-notify EPA (or their state environmental agency) of their activities.

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08/17/2021

Update: Oregon Final COVID-19 Standard Revised

Last week, Oregon OSHA revised the mask requirements in the state's final COVID-19 worker protection regulations and issued two new temporary administrative orders to expand upon the final standard.

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08/16/2021

Updated DOT Hazmat Guidance Chart Available

A revised and updated version of DOT's Hazardous Materials Markings, Labeling, and Placarding Guide is now available online. Download Chart 17 here.

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08/16/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/16

In this week's Roundup, a pipeline company agrees to pay $365 million in civil and criminal penalties after an alleged 29 million gallon unauthorized wastewater discharge. Plus, an oil and gas facility must implement emergency response training in response to alleged Clean Water Act violations.

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08/16/2021

EPA Issues New List of Water Contaminants

The fifth Contaminant Candidate List or CCL 5 includes 66 individual chemicals, 12 microbes, and chemical groups–including PFAS.

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08/12/2021

When to Modify a Hazmat Shipping Name

Four scenarios that require shippers to modify the hazmat proper shipping name selected from the Hazmat Table in 49 CFR 172.101. 

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08/11/2021

NJ Medical Facility Issued $273K COVID-19 Citation

OSHA recently cited a medical facility in Lakewood, NJ for allegedly failing to ensure the safety and health of nurses giving flu shots and testing potentially infectious patients for the coronavirus.

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08/10/2021

NJDEP Urges EPA to List Lower Hackensack River as Superfund Site

On July 23, NJDEP wrote a letter to EPA in an effort to resume plans to list Lower Hackensack River as a Federal Superfund site. The 23-mile section would be the first NJ river to receive the designation under CERCLA.

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08/10/2021

PHMSA Proposes Hazmat Harmonization Rule HM 215P

On August 10, 2021, US DOT PHMSA proposed changes to the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) that will harmonize domestic hazmat shipping requirements with evolving international standards.  

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08/09/2021

Is HAZWOPER Training Required to Clean Up a Chemical Spill?

Recognizing incidents that are “emergency releases” subject to the HAZWOPER Standard in 29 CFR 1910.120 will help employers effectively train and prepare employees who respond to emergencies and/or clean up incidental spills involving hazardous chemicals.   

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RCRA Status Update: New Hazardous Waste Rules