HazMatters


DTSC’s Emergency Response Unit to Clean Up Hazardous Waste from Wildfires

SACRAMENTO – As California suffers one of the worst wildfire seasons in decades, the Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC’s) Emergency Response Unit is helping devastated property owners deal with the aftermath. Adam Palmer, supervisor of the Emergency Response Unit said in a statement: “Part of our mission is to Read the full article…

Emergency Response Unit

DOT Announces $19.9 Million in First Responder Grants to Help Protect Communities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration’s (PHMSA) has announced that grants totaling $19.9 million will go to states, territories and Native American tribes to improve the nation’s response to hazardous materials transportation incidents. Since 1993, more than 2.5 million emergency responders around the Read the full article…

Safe Transportation First Responder Grants

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…

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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…

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