21 states have HAP lists: Is your state one of them?

Toxic air pollutants, also known as HAPs, are those pollutants that are known or suspected to cause cancer, other serious health effects, or adverse environmental effects. nike free trainers 7.0 The EPA has implemented many programs and regulations to limit the amount of HAPs from being released into the environment. These programs include, but are […]

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5 SPCC tips from Abby Ferri

In a recent BLR webinar, speaker Abby Ferri, CSP, an independent safety and health consultant with expertise in SPCC compliance, discussed the ins and outs of SPCC guidance. The webinar included a brief background of SPCC regulations, EPA’s v.2.0 of the SPCC Guidance for Regional Inspectors, requirements for a written SPCC plan, and more. nike […]

SDS June 1 deadline: Do you understand the new format?

Under the recently adopted (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) GHS, safety data sheets (SDSs) must change to a new format by June 1, 2015. Here’s an overview to help you understand the approaching deadline. New SDS format By June 1, 2015, chemical manufacturers, importers, or other employers preparing an SDS must […]

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There’s an oil spill at your facility: What do you do?

When your facility has an oil spill you need to react quickly. Failure to report spills in a timely manner can result in expensive penalties—not to mention negative publicity. Be prepared with TRAC360’s Report a Spill mobile app. This must-have app has all the federal and state reporting information you need to avoid costly fines and stay […]

SPCC Q&A: Piping and secondary containment

This week, we’re sharing a SPCC Q&A from our companion site, Enviro.BLR.com. Question: In the SPCC regulations, does the piping associated with bulk storage containers require more than general secondary containment? Here’s the answer: The SPCC regulations do not specifically address what is required for piping associated with a bulk storage container. However, the EPA guidance for […]

De-thawed fuel tank fails, EPA fines Mass. owner

A recent oil spill shows New England how the integrity of fuel tanks can be compromised by variations in spring temperatures. A Massachusetts-based oil distributor is paying $14,500 to the Environmental Protection Agency for spilling oil from a truck tank into storms drains that connect to the then-frozen Mystic River. According to local news reports […]

CA Proposition 65: Insight into the draft proposed regs (Video)

In today’s post, we are sharing a quick, 2-minute excerpt of BLR webinar speaker Ann Grimaldi discussing developments in California Proposition 65. new balance 811 Grimaldi provides an overview of the differences between the current regulations and the draft proposed regulations in two areas—Proposition 65 warnings and the categories of exposures. This webinar was led by […]

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BLR covers best practices for AST management in new webinar

There’s no doubt that common issues with aboveground storage tanks, like equipment failure, can cost your company quite a bit if they violate federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations. oakley canteen sunglasses In fact, the most common leaks and spills, including tank failure, piping failure, dispensing issues, and delivery problems, can run your […]

Reminder: Tier II reports due March 1!

The deadline to submit Tier II reports is March 1. Note: March 1st falls on a Sunday this year.  So if you are submitting hardcopies be sure they’re postmarked by February 27th, or 28th at the latest, notes Tim Fagan, BLR Legal Editor. Section 312 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) requires […]