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The Use of the Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest for Shipments of PCB Waste

The use, storage, and disposal of equipment containing PCBs (Polychlorinated biphenyls) is subject to USEPA regulations in Part 761 of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (40 CFR 761); regulations promulgated under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA).  Despite…

Federal Railroad Administration Directive of 3.13.15: “Replace Those Unapproved Tank Car Valves!”

This directive from the Federal Railroad Administration (one of many modal-specific administrations within the USDOT) requires the owners of DOT Specification 111 railroad tank cars to replace unapproved valves currently in use in ~6,000 of such transport vehicles.  The unapproved…

What Does CERCLA Identify as a Hazardous Substance?

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, aka: Superfund or CERCLA, accomplished the following: Provided broad Federal authority to respond directly to releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances that may endanger public health or the environment. Enabled revision of…

Extension of the Comment Period for Definition of “Waters of the United States” Under the Clean Water Act

Definition of “Waters of the United States” Under the Clean Water Act; Extension of Comment Period Pages 35712 – 35713 [FR DOC # 2014-14674] PDF | Text | More Those regular readers of the Federal Register will not have failed to notice the recently published (June…

TCEQ Webpage: Air Monitoring Data for Eagle Ford Shale Geological Area

The Bullet: The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has created a new website to provide data to interested parties on the air emissions at the Eagle Ford Shale Geological Area in southeast Texas. Who: The Texas Railroad Commission or…

Environmental Enterprises cited for 22 violations after worker dies from burns suffered at Cincinnati hazardous waste treatment facility

US Labor Department’s OSHA places company in severe violator enforcement program CINCINNATI – Environmental Enterprises Inc. has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration with 22 safety and health violations after a fire and explosion…

Required Information on the Bill of Lading

Unless excepted by regulation, the transportation of a hazardous material in commerce will require the use of a shipping paper.  (Read my article:  What is a Shipping Paper?)    49 CFR 172, Subpart C contains the requirements of the Pipeline…

Subscribe to the Transport Canada Dangerous Goods Newsletter

If you are involved with the transportation of hazardous materials/dangerous goods between the US and Canada or just interested in our neighbor to the north, you should be aware of the Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) of Transport Canada.  One way…

FAQ’s About GHS, OSHA’s HazCom Standard, and its Impact on the Hazardous Material Regulations of the PHMSA/USDOT

By now everyone in the industry has heard about GHS and how it will affect the management of hazardous chemicals in the US.  Since my training and expertise is currently limited to the regulations of the USEPA (and authorized States)…