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One of the most tedious aspects of an EHS manager’s job is to keep track of a host of records. Laws have been passed in every jurisdiction requiring facilities to produce and retain records of various kinds. Don’t get caught without the necessary records in the event of a surprise EPA or OSHA inspection! This special report shows EHS managers at a glance the records they must keep on hand and for how long.

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This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard.

Also included are 3 useful tables which provide:
  • A summary listing of federal environmental recordkeeping requirements
  • A list of federal safety recordkeeping requirements.
  • A list of federal recordkeeping requirements for DOT and the Department of Homeland Security as they apply to hazardous material transporters and chemical facilities.
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April 15, 2002
New Regulations Regarding Hazardous Waste Manifest Discrepancies
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced the approval of emergency regulations regarding reporting hazardous waste manifest discrepancies involving explosive or poisonous wastes.

The regulations, effective April 4, 2002, promote terrorism preparedness by implementing procedures for enhanced reporting of manifest discrepancies involving wastes that hold potential for use as weapons of terror. The new regulations affect hazardous waste facilities receiving explosive or poisonous wastes from other locations.

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Director Ed F. Lowry observed, "We are complying with Governor Davis's directives to use our best practices to increase vigilance over hazardous waste. These new regulations are only part of a comprehensive plan by DTSC working as a partner with state, local and federal offices."

The new manifest discrepancy reporting procedure applies to hazardous wastes that are explosive or poisonous and are identified under 49 Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) as hazard classes 1.1 to 1.6 and hazardous class 6.1. Under the new procedure:

  • Hazardous waste facilities receiving explosive or poisonous wastes, as defined in 49 C.F.R., are required to report unresolved manifest discrepancies to the DTSC by calling the complaint hotline at 1-800-69-TOXIC within 24 hours after the discrepancy has been discovered. Facilities are also required to submit a discrepancy notification to the DTSC in writing within five days of discovering the discrepancy.
  • DTSC has clarified existing procedures for submitting written manifest discrepancy notifications for all hazardous waste by providing an address where all notifications are to be sent. Written notification is to be sent to the Compliant Coordinator in either the Northern California or Glendale Regional Office.

A fact sheet was sent out by DTSC on April 4, 2002 notifying hazardous waste facilities of the new requirements. The fact sheet and the regulations are available on the DTSC website at www.dtsc.ca.gov.

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