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Posts Tagged ‘EPA’

Possible Ban of Harmful HFC Greenhouse Gases

September 15, 2014 by Eric Schmitz

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed the ban of certain hydro-fluorocarbon chemicals (HFCs). This is the second time that the EPA has tried to reduce emissions of HFCs, which the EPA claims significantly contribute to climate change. If the ban is im...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety Tags: agency, ban, Environmental, EPA, flourocarbons, HFC, Hydro, new, potential, protection Read More

September Update on How to Handle Airbag Disposal

September 13, 2012

Auto dealers find the disposal of undeployed airbags to be a significant challenge, because they can be considered “reactive hazardous waste” if they are not recycled. For many years, dealers have opted to deploy the airbags and then send them to disposal sites like trad...

Posted in: Environmental Health and Safety, EPA, Uncategorized Tags: airbag recycling, Airbag shipping, EPA, hazmat compliance Read More

Evict Your Tire Mosquitoes

May 23, 2011 by Glorianna Cooley

Looking through the rain across the back lot, a pile of waste tires catches my eye. As I get closer to the pile, a buzzy little mosquito lands softly on my arm. I brush her away only to be attacked moments later by a hungry mob of blood suckers. State Health Departments and ...

Posted in: EPA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: EPA, health department, mosquitoes, tire storage, waste tires Read More

Free webinar on EPA's 6H emission standard

January 10, 2011

Have you signed up for the free 6H Emission Standards webinar on January 20, 2011? Peter Zaidel, product manager at KPA, will review the EPA-6H (40 Code of Federal Regulations 63, Subpart HHHHHH) requirements so you can be sure you're fully compliant. Click here for th...

Posted in: Environment: Industry Updates, EPA Tags: 6H, EPA Read More

OMB Watch reports drastic increase in OSHA citations for 2010

December 28, 2010

A new study by OMB Watch finds that the Obama administration has noticeably increased enforcement of workplace safety laws, and supporting data also showed that the administration was making consumer health and environmental regulations enforcement tougher. In 2009, the O...

Posted in: Citations, Environment: Industry Updates, EPA, OSHA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: EHS trends, Enforcement, EPA, OMB Watch, OSHA, penalties Read More

EPA intends to employ vigorous and targeted civil and criminal enforcement

November 24, 2010

In order to provide effective and consistent enforcement of federal laws nationwide, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is stepping up its civil and criminal enforcement by targeting the most serious hazards that relate to air, water, and chemicals. The EPA summarized ...

Posted in: Environment: Industry Updates, EPA, Safety: Industry Updates Tags: Enforcement, EPA, EPA Strategic Plan, transparency Read More

Now is the time to prepare, evaluate, update and implement your SPCC Plan

August 01, 2010

This year brings the hottest climate to the current state of environmental issues, and with the current focus of disasters such as the BP oil spill, enforcement is increasing and the consequences of non-compliance are expensive and potentially devastating. The SPCC Rule ess...

Posted in: Checklists, Environment: Industry Updates, EPA, Prevention Plans, Tip of the Month Tags: EPA, SPCC, Spill Plan Read More

Check your air conditioning service certificates

June 01, 2010

With the summer approaching and temperatures rising, EPA representatives have been visiting dealerships asking to see training certification records for air conditioning service technicians. Those unable to produce their records are facing stiff fines. In brief, a dealership...

Posted in: Checklists, EPA, Tip of the Month Tags: compliance tip of the month, EPA Read More

New Underground Storage Tank Operator Training Requirements

April 29, 2010 by Chuck Elliott

The US Energy Policy Act requires all States that receive federal grant money for their UST programs to ensure that all operators of UST systems demonstrate competency on how to comply with UST rules so environmental releases can be prevented. These new rules have created a t...

Posted in: Environment: Industry Updates, EPA, Training: Industry Updates Tags: EPA, tanks, training Read More

Secure Oil Distribution Pumps Daily to Avoid Slippery Situations

March 01, 2010

Recently a dealership experienced a 500-gallon release of new lube oil when overnight one of the overhead lube oil distribution lines sprang a leak. The air powered pump at the oil tank detected a pressure drop and fired off. With no one around to see the oil spewing out of ...

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