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IHMM Launches Hazardous Materials Society

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 21:14

IHMM Board Chair Richie Spangler and Hazardous Materials Society Board Chair Bob West today announced the launch of the Hazardous Materials Society [HMS]. HMS is a 501[c][3] non-profit corporation designed to provide a wide variety of services to IHMM certificants in key areas of greatest concern and demand of our certificants.The Hazardous Materials Society [HMS] is an outgrowth of the strategic planning process undertaken by the Board and Staff of IHMM in 2019.

EPA finalizes rule easing chemical plant safety regulations

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 15:55

Chemical plants will be less burdened by safety regulations under a new rule finalized by the Trump administration Thursday.Under the finalized tweaks to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) risk management program (RMP), chemical plants will be rid of what officials determine to be "unnecessary regulatory burdens," aligning with the wishes of the chemical industry.“Accident prevention is a top priority of the EPA and this rule promotes improved coordination between chemical facilities and emergency responders, reduces unnecessary regulatory burdens, and addresses security risks asso

Senate Passes Stopgap CR to Avert Shutdown

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 16:54

The Senate on Thursday passed a stopgap continuing resolution to fund the government through Dec. 20, buying Congress time to resolve disputes over a broader spending package for fiscal 2020.President Trump has said he will sign the bill, averting a government shutdown that would be triggered at midnight.House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) has told his caucus to prepare to remain in town the week of Dec. 16 to deal with a possible year-end government funding measure.

Trump Regulatory Reform Agenda By the Numbers: End of One-In, Two-Out?

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 15:24

The Trump administration has released the Fall 2019 edition of the twice-yearly Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.Around since the early 80s, the blockbuster Unified Agenda updates an excited world about regulatory priorities of the federal bureaucracy.Actually it bores people, but Trump’s regulatory cuts and liberalization agenda have distinguished versions of the beefy report up to this point, with the 

EPA Should Take Additional Actions to Manage Risks from Climate Change

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 15:23

Climate change may increase the frequency and intensity of certain natural disasters, which could damage Superfund sites—the nation’s most contaminated hazardous waste sites.Federal data suggests about 60 percent of Superfund sites overseen by EPA are in areas that may be impacted by wildfires and different types of flooding—natural hazards that may be exacerbated by climate change.We found that EPA has taken some actions to manage risks at these sites.

House committee advances bill to ban asbestos

Thu, 11/21/2019 - 15:18

The House Energy and Commerce Committee advanced a bill Tuesday that would restrict the use of asbestos.The bill bans the production, use and importation of asbestos, implementing a complete ban on the substance within a year of the bill’s passage.The asbestos legislation follows a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule that critics say could reintroduce asbestos use.

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IHMM Board Chair Richie Spangler and Hazardous Materials Society Board Chair Bob West today announced the launch of the Hazardous Materials Society [HMS].

Chemical plants will be less burdened by safety regulations under a new rule finalized by the Trump administration Thursday.Under the finalized tweaks to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)

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