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  • October 14, 2016 -
    By Emily Remmel, JD, Legal Editor

    After severe flooding or a storm like Hurricane Matthew, UST owners and operators must evaluate their tanks before putting them back into operation. These evaluation steps are practical measures intended to prevent subsequent accidental releases, ensure safety, and protect public health and the environment.

  • October 21, 2016 - Samsung’s troublesome Galaxy Note7 smartphone has been banned from transport in aircraft in the United States by the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
  • October 21, 2016 - A U.S. district court judge in West Virginia has ordered the meet EPA the requirement in Section 321(a) of the Clean Air Act (CAA), which states that the Agency “shall conduct continuing evaluations of potential shifts in employment” and “threatened plant closures and reductions in employment” resulting from “administration or enforcement” of the Act.
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October 21, 2016 (Final Regulation) - EPA has issued a direct final rule to determine that a variety of State-initiated changes to Louisiana's hazardous waste program are minor and satisfy all requirements needed to qualify for final authorization and is authorizing the State-initiated changes through this direct final action.
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