Category Archives: EHS Compliance

Changes to Hazardous Waste Regulations

On November 28, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule that significantly revises hazardous waste generator regulations. These revisions provide less stringent requirements for many hazardous waste generators and become effective on May 17, 2017.  The revised … Continue reading

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MSDS versus SDS and the New Hazard Communication Standard

By Guest Blogger:  Lisa Stringfellow of Graphic Products On December 1, 2013—about one year from now—the implementation of training to the new Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) will be required.  This includes changes in the way hazards of chemicals are … Continue reading

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The Basics of Stormwater Permitting

One of the areas I recently investigated for an industrial client was the need for a stormwater permit or a No Exposure Certificate so I thought this would be a good topic of which to give an overview.   Stormwater … Continue reading

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NFPA Standards Incorporated by Reference

Did you know the following 36 National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) standards and any revisions thereafter are incorporated by reference  into the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations per 29 CFR 1910.6?  This means that an OSHA audit can yield findings … Continue reading

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Biomedical Waste Management

Did you know the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not regulate biomedical waste at the federal level?   Biomedical waste is typically regulated by the state and/or local government.  In Florida it is regulated by the Department of Health but is … Continue reading

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Spill Prevention Control & Countermeasures Plan Requirements

In the last post I briefly reviewed the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures  (SPCC) requirements.  Today’s post will focus on the information that must be included in an SPCC Plan.  The following requirements are summarized from the General Requirements for … Continue reading

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Spill Prevention Countermeasures and Control Requirements

In previous posts I have discussed some of the regulatory requirements associated with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Emergency Management Division: EPCRA and CERCLA.  Today’s post continues exploring these requirements with the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) requirements found … Continue reading

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Preparing for an Unannounced Inspection

While at a client site yesterday, I received a call that the Fire Department wanted to visit the facility.  About an hour later a representative from the local fire department was on-site.  Believe it or not, he wanted to see … Continue reading

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CERCLA Basics

Last week I presented a series on Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), in the second part of that series I discussed Emergency Release Notification Requirements.  I briefly mentioned the intersection between the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation … Continue reading

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EPCRA TRI Reporting

I will wrap up this series of posts on EPCRA regulations with the last of the required reports, the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Report.  Let’s begin with identifying which facilities need to complete this report (see 40 CFR 372.22 for details). … Continue reading

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