Environmental, Health & Safety Enforcement April-June 2016

Baron Environmental Associates likes to keep up-to-date on current enforcements that render the highest penalties within the region we serve: Schneider Electric, PA – Superfund Cleanup Failures - $6,868,975 US Chutes, CT – Failure to Abate - $422,680 PhytogenX, PA – Serious Injury Notification - $285,300 Other recent agency action includes: OSHA Penalties Date, Company, State, Penalty, Program 4/27, Jay Management, NJ, $14,000, Fatality 5/4, US Green Fiber, PA, $66,600, Willfull combustible dust 5/5, Acme Ports, NY, $105,600, Lead and noise 5/10, Higher Ground Tactical, PA, $135,200, Lead and noise, SVEP 5/16, Oaxaca Mexican Products, NJ, $112,700, Complaint: Exits & Haz Comm 5/19, Falls Cre

TSCA Reform

The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976 was created to allow the EPA to regulate and restrict chemical substances or mixtures. However, the EPA has hit road blocks in court when it comes to regulating chemical usage and many chemical products people use everyday have not been tested or determined to be safe. The thousands of chemicals that have not been tested for toxicity or safety could be linked to diseases and environmental problems. A new bill has been proposed called the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act to make necessary improvements to TSCA. In brief, the new legislation will: • Require all chemicals in commerce to be assessed for safety by the EPA

OSHA Issues New Rule for Electronic Submission of Injury/Illness Data

OSHA has issued a new rule that requires many employers to submit their injury and illness data electronically to OSHA beginning on January 1, 2017 for the 2016 calendar year. All facilities with more than 20 employees within what OSHA terms “certain high-risk industries” will be required to submit their OSHA 300A forms electronically on an annual basis to the agency. OSHA has defined “certain high-risk industries” to include the entire manufacturing sector along with select other industries. Please note that this submission requirement is separate from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) annual survey. All data points on the OSHA 300A form will be required including many that firms may

Summer is Here and So Are Our Hottest Recipes

Check out these great summer recipes! Rosemary-Infused Cucumber Lemonade Makes: 4 servings, about 3/4 cup each Active Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Turn fresh rosemary, cucumbers and lemons into lemonade that will keep you cool on a hot day. Ingredients 3 large cucumbers 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary, plus 4 sprigs for garnish 1 cup water 1/2 cup lemon juice 3 tablespoons agave syrup* Preparation Cut 12 thin slices of cucumber for garnish. Peel and chop the rest of the cucumber; transfer to a food processor, add rosemary and puree. Pour the puree through a fine-mesh strainer set over a medium bowl or large measuring cup. Press on the solids to extract all the juice. Add water

DPCC Plan Renewal Inspection

Recently, Baron assisted a client with their Discharge Prevention Containment and Countermeasure (DPCC) renewal as part of the Discharges of Petroleum and Other Hazardous Substances (DPHS) rules enforced by the NJDEP. As Baron has mentioned on this blog in the past, the NJDEP has, in recent years, changed their procedure with regard to the plan and facility inspections. Where in the past, a facility would be inspected on an annual basis and the plan would be reviewed triennially, they have since moved to combine both inspections to one, triennial schedule coinciding with the plan renewal. The first step of this process involves a technical review of the DPCC and Discharge Cleanup and Remova

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