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Using the Segregation Table for Transportation by Highway

Hazardous materials regulations under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) provide the segregation or separation of certain hazardous materials when being shipped by the various modes of transportation. Yesterday we reviewed what your employees need to know about segregation when loading vehicles for transportation on public highways. Today we will look at some examples […]

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Yucca Mountain Gets Another Look from Trump and Congress

The Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository in Nevada, a project essentially abandoned by the Obama administration, would get a new infusion of funding in President Donald Trump’s Budget Blueprint. Specifically, the president is requesting that Congress authorize $120 million to restart licensing activities for the project and also initiate a “robust interim storage program.”

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Segregating Hazmat for Transportation by Highway

Hazardous materials regulations under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) provide the segregation or separation of certain hazardous materials when being shipped by the various modes of transportation. Today we will review what your employees need to know about segregation when loading vehicles for transportation on public highways.

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Workers’ Memorial Day Is this Friday

Workers’ Memorial Day, April 28, is a day to honor those who have died on the job, to acknowledge the suffering of families and communities, and to recommit to creating safe and healthful workplaces. The date marks another important milestone in worker protection. Keep reading to learn more.

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American Petroleum Institute Opposes Expansion of OTR

The EPA recently held a public hearing to receive comments on the Agency’s proposed denial (January 19, 2017, FR) of a petition to add nine states to the Clean Air Act’s (CAA) ozone transport region (OTR). At the hearing, Senior Policy Advisor Ted Steichen of the American Petroleum Institute (API) said that expansion of the […]

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More Shipping Paper Clarifications

Under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulations no one may ship a hazardous material or carry a hazardous material in transportation without a shipping paper. This seems pretty clear, but shipping paper violations continue to rank high on the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) list of hazmat violations uncovered during roadside inspections. Yesterday […]

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Is WOTUS Being Outsourced?

Senator Tom Carper (DE), the Democrat’s top environmental spokesperson in the Senate, reacted with “incredulity” to a story in Politico indicating that the EPA was exploring the possibility of having the private sector participate in rewriting the Clean Water Rule (CWR). Upon publication of the story, Carper wrote to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt questioning whether […]

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