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January 14, 2014
Environmental Daily Advisor Week in Review--January 6, 2014, to January 10, 2014

Last week, the Environmental Daily Advisor discussed environmental justice, asbestos training, and TSCA penalties.

Here's the Environmental Daily Advisor week in review.

EPA Seeks Environmental Justice for All--Environmental justice (EJ) as it regards environmental regulation and policy making is now an integral part of the process. As the EPA approaches the 20th anniversary of the birth of the EJ program, meaningful results are becoming tangible. This article takes a look at how the EPA integrates EJ in rulemaking and tomorrow we will review some past enforcement actions and outcomes.

Enforcement is Key in EPA’s EJ Strategy--As EPA continues to improve how it incorporates EJ in agency activities, regulated entities should keep in mind that EJ is also a consideration in enforcement. Here are a few enforcement actions and outcomes.

Struggling with Asbestos Training? Try an O & M Program--Thousands of commercial structures in the United States still contain asbestos in many forms that can present a range of compliance problems for operations and maintenance personnel. Here's how to create an Asbestos Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Program.

Defining O&M Training for Asbestos--Commercial buildings that contain any of the many forms of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) used in construction pose challenges to owners and managers. This article reviews training requirements for applicable O&M workers.

$2.5 M Penalty Assessed for TSCA Violation--The recent court decision penalizing one of the largest chromium manufacturers in the world $2,571,800, for Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) violations, is a very serious reminder to chemical manufacturers, processors and distributers to comply with TSCA disclosure requirements.

BLR’s Environmental Daily Advisor is a free daily source of environmental compliance tips, news, and advice.

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