Glow-In-The-Dark Chemicals Subject To New EPA Rule

A final rule (79 Fed. Reg. 6,470) that will allow the Environmental Protection Agency to monitor new uses of photoluminescent chemicals takes effect April 7. The significant new use rule (SNUR) will be enforced under the Toxic Substances Control Act. It applies to chemical substances generically referred to as “complex strontium aluminate, rare earth doped.” The … Continue reading Glow-In-The-Dark Chemicals Subject To New EPA Rule

EPA Final Rule on RCRA Exclusions from Solid Waste & Hazardous Waste for Solvent Contaminated Wipes

Conditional Exclusions from Solid Waste and Hazardous Waste for Solvent Contaminated Wipes  40 CFR Parts 260 and 261  [EPA-HQ-RCRA-2003-0004; FRL-9838-2]  RIN 2050-AE51  AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  ACTION: Final rule.  SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or the Agency) is publishing  a final rule that modifies its hazardous waste management regulations for solvent contaminated wipes … Continue reading EPA Final Rule on RCRA Exclusions from Solid Waste & Hazardous Waste for Solvent Contaminated Wipes

Cause of Texas Oil Refinery Explosion Under Investigation

A refinery in Pasadena, Texas recently experienced an explosion "with thick black smoke that could be seen for miles," according to ABC News. Such oil refinery accidents can be tragic and are often avoidable. Despite strict OSHA standards, oil refinery accidents continue to injure workers across the country as illustrated by an oil refinery accident … Continue reading Cause of Texas Oil Refinery Explosion Under Investigation

Compliance Reminder – New EPA Rule to Impact Auto Body & Auto Painting Shops in 2011 – Are You in Compliance?

Final Rule Information:http://www.epa.gov/ttn/oarpg/t3/fr_notices/psmc_fr121407.pdf A new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule, "40 CFR Part 63 Subpart HHHHHH, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area Sources," applies to all body shops and to many other small shops that paint metal and/or plastic parts. It also includes separate requirements … Continue reading Compliance Reminder – New EPA Rule to Impact Auto Body & Auto Painting Shops in 2011 – Are You in Compliance?

Trucking Companies and Others Will be Affected by Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Proposed Rule to Ban Transporting Flammable Liquids in Exposed External Product Piping -Wetlines

Giving stakeholders 30 more days, the agency said several organizations said their members are struggling with concurrent rulemakings from DOT, EPA, OSHA, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Trucking companies and others who will be affected by a Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration proposed rule to ban transporting flammable liquids in exposed external product … Continue reading Trucking Companies and Others Will be Affected by Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Proposed Rule to Ban Transporting Flammable Liquids in Exposed External Product Piping -Wetlines