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01/18/2021

New York Plans RCRA Overhaul for 2021

New York is planning to adopt major updates to the hazardous waste rules in 6 NYCRR 370—376, including more stringent requirements from EPA's 2016 Generator Improvements Rule.

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01/18/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/18

In this week's Roundup, a Utah oil refinery is fined nearly $350K for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act's Risk Management Plan regulations. Plus, a company that manufactures and distributes agricultural products agrees to pay $88K to resolve alleged FIFRA violations related to its pesticide operations.

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01/18/2021

2020 EPA Enforcement by the Numbers

On January 13, 2021, EPA released its annual summary of environmental enforcement activity for fiscal year 2020.

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01/15/2021

Two Texas Businesses Pay $74K for IHW Violations

This month, TCEQ approved enforcement actions against two businesses for alleged violation's of state requirements for management and disposal of industrial and hazardous waste (IHW).

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01/14/2021

New EPA Regs Change How EPA Makes Rules

Two recent US EPA rulemakings will impact the way the agency creates future environmental regulations. Both rules deal with how EPA uses available environmental and public health data to make decisions about how stringently to regulate certain pollutants.

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01/14/2021

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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01/14/2021

OSHA Raises Penalties for Safety Violations

OSHA increased its civil penalties for violations of 29 CFR workplace safety Standards, effective January 15, 2021.

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01/14/2021

UPDATE: First Permanent COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regs Passed in Virginia

On January 13, Virginia's Safety and Health Codes Board passed a resolution authorizing permanent coronavirus standards for the state. These permanent standards mirror the temporary rule and are expected to appear in 16 VAC 25-220. 

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01/13/2021

PHMSA Corrects 49 CFR Corrections Rule

The effective date of the 49 CFR editorial changes finalized late last year is January 21, 2021—not January 20, 2021 as the rulemaking originally read.

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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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