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01/13/2021

RCRA Update: Latest on Generator Improvements Adoption

Update: Nevada adopted the Generator Improvements Rule in 2020, Lion has learned. The updated hazardous waste regulations were signed into state law on August 25, 2020. 

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01/11/2021

Are Aerosols Universal Waste in My State?

EPA’s Final Rule to add aerosol cans to the RCRA universal waste program took effect nearly one year ago. But not everyone can manage aerosols as universal waste just yet. Did your state adopt the aerosol universal waste rule yet?  

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12/29/2020

Two New DOT Hazmat Regulations Finalized

US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) finished off 2020 with two new hazmat rulemakings.  

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12/28/2020

No Change to NAAQS for Ozone, Particulate Matter

US EPA will retain, without change, the current National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for both ozone and particulate matter (PM).  

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12/11/2020

Sneak Preview: Fall 2020 Unified Agenda Released

Federal agencies released the Fall 2020 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and De-regulatory Actions this week. Get a sneak peak at upcoming regulations that will impact environmental, hazardous materials, and safety pros in 2021.

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12/07/2020

EPA Acts on CERCLA Financial Responsibility for Chemical, Oil and Gas, Power Industries

US EPA will not impose new financial responsibility requirements under CERCLA for three key industries: Electric power generation, transmission, and distribution; petroleum and coal products manufacturing; and chemical manufacturing.  

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12/04/2020

Video: 2 Updates for Hazmat Shippers

Quick video alert for hazmat shippers concerning 49 CFR and IMDG Code hazardous materials regulations. 

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11/25/2020

Final Rule Alert: PHMSA Reduces Hazmat Regulatory Burdens

A new PHMSA rulemaking revises the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to “update, clarify, or provide relief from various regulatory requirements without adversely affecting safety.”  

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11/23/2020

2020 IMDG Code Compliance Deadline Delayed

IMO has announced that mandatory compliance with the forthcoming IMDG Code Amendment 40–20 will begin on June 1, 2022.  

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11/16/2020

New: Hazmat Security Plans for LNG by Rail

US DOT PHMSA is seeking renewal, with revisions, of an information collection request (ICR) related to Hazardous Materials Security Plans. The revisions will impact carriers that transport tank car quantities of liquefied natural gas (LNG) by rail. 

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