Monthly Archives: August 2015


EPA Proposes Rules to Improve Hazardous Waste Management

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing two new hazardous waste rules to strengthen environmental protection while reducing regulatory burden on businesses. One of the proposed rules will protect waterways, including drinking and surface water, by preventing the flushing of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and simplify the requirements for Read the full article…

Hazardous Waste Management

OSHA Issues New Policies and Procedures for Resolving Whistleblower Disputes

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued policies and procedures* for applying a new process for resolving whistleblower disputes. The new process is an early resolution process that is to be used as part of a regional Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program. The ADR program offers whistleblower parties Read the full article…


FMCSA Grants Exemption For HazMat Drivers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted motor carriers transporting security-sensitive hazardous materials requiring a security plan, a two-year exemption from the Federal hours-of-service regulations that prohibit commercial motor vehicle drivers from driving a truck, if more than 8 consecutive hours have passed since the driver’s last off-duty or Read the full article…

Exemption

Waste Water Company and Others Indicted on Several Charges

Ventura, CA – The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office handed down indictments Wednesday on Santa Clara Waste Water Company and Green Compass Environmental Solutions LLC, following a nine-month investigation into the November 18, 2014, explosion which occurred  at the Santa Clara Waste Water Company facility located at 815 Mission Rock Road in Santa Read the full article…

Waste Water Company

1 Worker Killed, Several Injured in Scaffolding Collapse

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – A six-story scaffolding collapse on Tuesday outside a New Mexico medical center, has killed one construction worker and injured seven others, including three critically. Amanda Schoenberg, media spokesperson at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho told SUN News that 21 feet of scaffolding buckled and Read the full article…


EPA Releases New Data on Colorado Mine Spill

COLORADO – The EPA has released additional water quality data from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2015 for the Animas and San Juan Rivers from the Northern Border of New Mexico to Navajo Nation. Based upon the surface water sample results in New Mexico, surface water concentrations are trending toward pre-event conditions. To assess the impacts Read the full article…