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January 26, 2017 News

U.S. pipeline regulator issues rule to speed up notification time

by John Nicholson

The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently issued a rule to improve pipeline operational safety, including a requirement for faster notification following a spill. The rule says the operator must electronically or telephonically report notice of an

January 26, 2017 News

Canadian Government’s proposed Asbestos Regulations

by John Nicholson

The Canadian federal government recently introduced proposed Asbestos Regulations.  It also issued a Notice to manufacturers, importers, exporters, and users of asbestos and asbestos-containing products. Under the proposed asbestos regulations, a prohibition would be placed on all future activities respecting

January 26, 2017 News

New U.S. Requirements to Impact Hazardous Waste Generators in 2017

by John Nicholson

According to an Special Alert from the U.S. based law firm Manko, Gold, Katcher, Fox LLP (“MGKF”), the rules of the road applicable to facilities generating hazardous waste will change significantly in 2017 due to promulgation by the U.S. Environmental

January 26, 2017 News

U.S. Company to pay $1.4M Penalty for improper hazardous waste disposal

by John Nicholson

The U.S. EPA recently issued a news release in that states that Innophos Holdings Inc. a phosphate plant in Louisiana, will pay a $1.4 million penalty for sending hazardous waste to a neighbouring plant that does not have a permit

January 26, 2017 News

Opportunities within the European Hazardous Waste Management Market

by John Nicholson

A recent market report from Frost & Sullivan found that incentives to implement sustainable manufacturing practices resulted in impetus to market growth for hazardous waste management. Communication and semiconductor technologies such as global positioning systems (GPS) and radio frequency identification

January 20, 2017 News

Ontario’s Excess Soil Management Policy

by John Nicholson

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has finalized the Excess Soil Management Policy Framework (the “Framework”).  The goal of the Framework is to protect human health and the environment from inappropriate relocation of excess soil.  The

January 20, 2017 News

Arctic Oil Spill Researchers Receive Significant Funding

by John Nicholson

A collaborative research project titled ‘GENICE’ that partners the University of Manitoba and the University of Calgary were recently awarded $10.7 million as part of the Genome Canada Large-Scale Applied Research Project Competition (LSARP). The funds will be used to

January 20, 2017 News

U.S. FAA Proposes Civil Penalty for Alleged Hazardous Materials Violations

by John Nicholson

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $201,250 civil penalty against Jegs Automotive Inc. of Delaware, Ohio, for allegedly violating the U.S. Hazardous Materials Regulations. The FAA alleges that on March 11, 2016, the automotive parts

January 19, 2017 News

Canadian TDG Training – From “Adequate” to “Competent”

by John Nicholson

Transport Canada has released for comment a White Paper, Training in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods: A White Paper, outlining the changes it is proposing to the training requirements for individuals responsible for transporting dangerous goods in and out of

January 19, 2017 News

Opportunity to Teach Hazmat Course in Alaska

by John Nicholson

The U.S. Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHS&EM) is seeking competitive proposals for an instructor for Hazardous Materials Technician Course that will be offered on May 15 – 20, 2017.  The

January 12, 2017 News

Chemical Poisoning of Polar Bears

by John Nicholson

According to a recent scientific study, polar bears face chemical poisoning 100 times above levels considered safe for adult bears.  The reason is that certain pollutants bioaccumulate in the environment. A research article in the recent edition of Environmental Toxicology

January 12, 2017 News

Real-Time Mapping of Chlorinated Solvent DNAPL in the Subsurface

by John Nicholson

A report United States Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (U.S. ESTCP) recently released a report that describes the testing of a new direct-push optical screening tool for high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) subsurface mapping of chlorinated solvent dense non-aqueous phase liquids (DNAPLs)