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EPA to Revise NPDES Regulations

EPA is proposing several regulatory revisions and updates to the Clean Water Act’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. After consulting with EPA regional and state permitting experts and stakeholders from regulated and environmental communities, EPA is proposing several key fixes, including: clarifying NPDES definitions and application requirements; improving permit decision documentation in fact sheets; permitting authorities to issue public notice of certain permit actions online rather than in a newspaper; and ensuring issuance of environmentally significant permits in a timelier manner. These proposed regulatory changes cover 15 topics in the following major categories: permit applications; the water quality-based permitting process; permit objection, documentation, and process efficiencies; the vessels exclusion; and the CWA section 401 certification process.

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Safety

Malathion, Tetrachlorvinphos, and Parathion Listed as Carcinogens

Effective May 20, 2016, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) has added tetrachlorvinphos, parathion, and malathion to the list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer for purposes of the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65).

The basis for the listing of tetrachlorvinphos, parathion, and malathion was described in a public notice published in the September 4, 2015, issue of the California Regulatory Notice Register (Register 2015, No. 36-Z). The title of the notice was “Notice of In ... more »

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About Us

Environmental Resource Center is an environmental, health, safety, and transportation consulting firm that leads the way in serving industry, academia, and federal and state government agencies. Since 1981, our team of safety and environmental consultants has been helping organizations like yours identify and comply with all applicable environmental, health, safety, security, and transportation regulations from both federal agencies (EPA, DOT, IATA, DHS, and OSHA) as well as your state and local regulators.

To help you meet your environmental objectives, we hold training seminars on hazardous waste management and hazardous materials management throughout the country; we also offer many of our courses as live interactive webcasts; we conduct environmental audits, DOT audits, and safety audits; we provide customized onsite RCRA, DOT, and OSHA training classes; and, via our answerline service, our environmental consultants work with you to ensure you are in compliance with any permitting requirements as well as other environmental and safety regulatory issues.

To contact one of our safety and environmental consultants, for more information about our RCRA, DOT, IATA, and OSHA seminars or webcasts, onsite hazardous waste training and hazardous materials training, HAZWOPER training, and OSHA training classes, or for more information about our environmental audits, DOT audits, and safety audits click here or call 800-537-2372.

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Hazardous Waste Management and DOT Training in Orlando, FL

Meet your mandatory RCRA and DOT training requirements in Orlando, FL, on May 17-19, 2016.  Register two attendees at full price and each additional person attends for half price, or register for both the Hazardous Waste Management: The Complete Course and DOT Hazardous Materials Training and receive $100 off.  Click here to register. 


Learn DOT’s New Requirements for Shipping Batteries

Learn about DOT's new final rule designed to enhance the safe shipment of lithium cells and batteries. The rule establishes new shipping names, revises exceptions for small cells and batteries, changes the requirements for waste batteries, and establishes new safeguards for shipments of damaged and recalled batteries.

Attend Environmental Resource Center's webcast training to meet the DOT’s for hazmat employee training of personnel responsible for the shipment of batteries by ground and air.

On-Site Training Saves Time and Money

You can depend on Environmental Resource Center for all of your EPA, OSHA, and DOT required training. Your on-site training will focus precisely on the needs of your facility and personnel and will always be up-to-date based on the latest regulatory and industry standards.

With full time training staff in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, Georgia, and Vermont, one of our instructors can provide not only your routine Hazcom, RCRA, DOT, HAZWOPER, and IATA training, but also training on a wide variety of other topics, such as DOT Hazmat Security, IMDG, REACH, RoHS, WEEE, IMDG, SARA Title III, Storm Water, SPCC, TSCA, Used Oil, and Universal Waste Management. Call us today (800-537-2372), and one of our instructors can provide your training as early as tomorrow.

Customized Online Training

Environmental Resource Center also offers customized online learning management system solutions. Known as HELP (Health and Environmental Learning ProgramTM), our learning management solution can provide online employee training, tracking, and testing on virtually any environmental topic in a manner that is fully customized to include your facility’s policies, procedures, and activities. For details, contact Amy Knight at aknight@ercweb.com.

Your Own Hazardous Materials Transportation Database

Let Environmental Resource Center create a web-based database of your company’s hazardous materials. We’ll classify your hazardous materials, generate proper shipping names, and develop packaging and labeling specifications for all modes of transportation. Your personnel will never have to guess at what must be entered on shipping papers; how packages must be marked or labeled, or how the IATA, IMO, ADR, and ADG regulations differ from DOT requirements. Click here to view a demo. For details, contact Amy Knight at 919-469-1585, Ext. 224, or aknight@ercweb.com.