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February 12, 2014
Environmental Daily Advisor Week in Review--February 3, 2014, to February 7, 2014

Last week, the Environmental Daily Advisor discussed transporting infectious materials, SPCC and agriculture, and fracking.

Here's the Environmental Daily Advisor week in review.

5 Fundamentals Shippers and Transporters of Infectious Materials--Shippers and transporters of infectious materials share responsibility for ensuring the safety of each shipment and compliance with applicable regulations. There are five fundamental areas of concern for shippers and transporters and tomorrow we will review recent policy changes that could impact penalties for violations.

PHMSA Issues HMR Penalty Increases--Ensuring the safety of infectious materials shipments is complex and failure to comply can be costly. Here's alook at how recent policy changes may increase penalties for frequently cited violations of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs).

General Requirements for SPCC Diagrams and Descriptions--Like all covered facilities, farms and other agricultural facilities subject to the EPA’s Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan requirements must prepare detailed facility diagrams and descriptions. In this article we take a section-by-section look at general requirements for SPCC facility diagrams and descriptions.

SPCC Diagrams and Descriptions for Agriculture--EPA’s SPCC plan requirements for agricultural operations include highly detailed diagrams, descriptions and discussions about each covered site. How much detail does EPA recommend for facility diagrams and descriptions?

Fracking Implicated in Streamfilling --In the ongoing effort to find new sources of energy, a recent court case made it clear that EPA will remain vigilant in leaning on perceived violations of environmental regulations.

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