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08/10/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/10

In this week's Roundup, EPA fines a Massachusetts industrial laundry service over $50K for alleged VOC emissions. Plus, a seafood company in the Pacific Northwest agreed to a $75K settlement after alleged Clean Water Act violations.

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08/03/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/3

In this week's Roundup, a chemical manufacturer has agreed to a $3.1 million settlement to remmediate a facility  in Texas that was the site of an accidental release in 2014. Plus, a New England industrial coating facility faces $317,000 in Clean Air Act violations. 

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07/27/2020

How Do We Define "Hazardous"? It Depends.

We explore how US DOT, EPA, and OSHA use the word hazardous to describe what they regulate, and why one definition just isn't enough.   

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07/27/2020

NEPA Overhaul Aims to Speed Up Environmental Reviews

A major overhaul of the forty-year-old National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) aims to streamline the way Federal agencies and their contractors assess the environmental impacts of new infrastructure projects and other actions. 

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07/23/2020

How Lion Can Help You Stay on Track During COVID-19

To help organizations keep EHS compliance on track in 2020, Lion has re-imagined the way we deliver EHS training and consulting to make both easier to access, use, and apply.

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07/23/2020

Lysol Products Are the First EPA-Approved Surface Disinfectants for COVID-19

Earlier this month, EPA approved two Lysol brand disinfecting sprays as the first products tested to effectively destroy  SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, on hard, non-porous surfaces. This paves the way for more disinfectants to be approved in the future.

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07/16/2020

EPA’s COVID Enforcement Policy Ends 8/31

The enforcement discretion policy US EPA implemented in March to help organizations cope with the challenges of the COVID-19 public health emergency now has an end date.

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07/14/2020

EPA to Add 1-bromopropane to Clean Air Act HAP List

EPA made some history recently. For the first time since the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990, the Agency granted a petition to add a substance to its list of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).

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07/13/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 7/13

In this week's Roundup, an egg processing facility and a non-profit ski area are cited for nearly $3 million for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act. Plus, a fertilizer producer allegedly violated RCRA and EPCRA standards, resulting in almost $20 million in penalties and site improvements.

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07/07/2020

Spring 2020 Regulatory Agenda Published

The Spring 2020 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and De-regulatory Actions was released just before the July 4th holiday. 

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