PSARA NEWSLETTER | January 31, 2018                                     
             
A monthly newsletter containing regulation updates, proposed rules, guidance documents, and current topics in Environmental, Health, & Safety Compliance.
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Featured Article
4 Best Root Cause Analysis Methods for EHS Professionals
By Cory Sander
 
 
EHS SolutionsBlog : Root cause analysis is a technique for figuring out what caused a problem to happen. It's a crucial skill for EHS managers, and we've highlighted four methods. Read more  
Regulatory
OSHA Form 300A Reminder: Post by February 1!
Don't forget to post your OSHA Form 300A by February 1 through April 30! Employers must post their OSHA Form 300A, a summary of the injuries and illnesses recorded the previous year, from February 1 through April 30 each year. Read More 
New Rule: Hazardous Waste e-Manifest Fees  
 
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Starting June 30, 2018, hazardous waste receiving facilities (treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) on the federal level) will be charged a fee for each manifest under the new e-Manifest User Rule. The e-Manifest User Fee Rule was signed by EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt, on December 20, 2017 and published in the Federal Register (FR) on January 3, 2018. The rule becomes effective on June 30, 2018, when the EPA anticipates launching... Read More 

Ohio EPA Adopts New Universal Waste Rules
 
Ohio EPA recently added paint, paint-related wastes, antifreeze and aerosol containers to its list of materials classified as "universal waste," which already included lamps, pesticides, mercury-containing equipment and discarded batteries.  Read More 
EPA, OSHA Increase Civil Monetary Penalties
 
The US Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have published annual civil monetary penalty adjustments. The adjustments are mandated by 2015 revisions to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act, which requires federal agencies to make annual inflation adjustments to federal statutory civil penalty amounts.  Read More 
Is Your Hazmat Leaking?
  
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EHS Daily Advisor - When Department of Transportation (DOT) roadside inspectors stop your truck, they may no longer be surprised to see leaking hazardous materials (hazmat)-a violation that is pushing toward the top 10 violations of hazardous materials regulations. What's happening here? Why are hazmats leaking in trucks? 
Deadline Approaching for TSCA Inventory Active-Inactive Rule Reporting
  
 
 
Environmental Law & Policy Monitor - Last summer, EPA finalized the TSCA Inventory Notification (Active-Inactive) Requirements, 82 FR 4255 (Active/Inactive Rule), which we previously reported on here .  As a reminder, the Active/Inactive Rule requires manufacturers and processers to submit notifications to EPA for chemicals that have been manufactured or processed between June 21, 2006 and June 21, 2016.  The deadline for submittal of the required reports by manufacturers - February 7, 2018, is quickly approaching.  Read More 
Resources & Guidance
OSHA's Hazard Identification Training Tool 
 
 
OSHA's Hazard Identification Training Tool is an interactive, online, game-based training tool for small business owners, workers and others interested in learning the core concepts of hazard identification. Read More 
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