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  • EPA requires Phoenix facility to safely handle hazardous waste

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently fined World Resources Company $39,900 for violations of hazardous waste laws. World Resources, located in Tolleson, Ariz. uses manufactured residues to produce metal concentrates and was fined $39,900 for violations of hazardous waste regulations. In this case, the violations stemmed from improper shipment of hazardous wastes. World Resources ...

  • Increased recycling - inventories required

    DNV has for nearly two decades been actively involved in issues relating to harmful substances on board vessels that are ready for recycling. Over almost the same period, DNV has also been involved in improving the whole recycling process. In May this year, a new IMO guideline – “International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships” – is to be adopted. “DNV has ...


    By DNV GL

  • Towards cleaner scrapping of old ships

    Plans to clean up the scrapping of old ships and ensure the materials are recycled in EU-approved facilities worldwide were revised by the Environment Committee on Tuesday. MEPs propose that the scheme be funded by a recycling levy, in line with the "polluter pays" principle. Owners of EU ships would also face penalties if they sold them for scrapping on a beach in developing countries. The draft ...


    By European Parliament

  • Workers at Billerica, Massachusetts, freight shipping terminal exposed to electrocution, fall, crushing and other hazards

    Employees at the Central Transport LLC freight shipping terminal in Billerica were exposed to electrocution, falls, crushing and other injuries due to their employer's knowing and repeated disregard for basic worker safeguards, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has found. The company faces $330,800 in fines for these ...

  • FMCSA: transportation of Hazardous materials; designated, preferred, and restricted routes

    This notice provides the current listing of all restricted, designated, and preferred road and highway routes for transporting radioactive (RAM) and non-radioactive hazardous materials (NRHM) that have been reported to the FMCSA by State and Indian Tribe routing agencies as of November 14, 2000. This listing has been extracted from the National Hazardous Material Route Registry (NHMRR). The ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • E-learning for small package shipping, whenever or wherever

    When most people hear the term “transportation of hazardous materials,” they think of large quantities, such as tank trucks and railway tank cars. But many shippers deal primarily with small packages, such as paint cans or aerosol sprays. Shippers still require training in transportation of hazardous materials, but find that typical hazardous materials courses concentrate on larger shipments.To ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Update to GL Rules for seagoing and naval ships

    Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has released updates to its Rules for Seagoing Ships and Naval Vessels. The updated Rules came into effect on 1 May 2012. Changes have been made to the following GL Rules for Seagoing Ships: Classification and Surveys, Hull Structures, Machinery Installations, Electrical Installations, Automation, Structural Rules for Container Ships and Stowage and Lashing of Containers. ...


  • Greener Ship Recycling: GL signs MOU with CNSA

    Germanischer Lloyd (GL) and the China National Ship Recycling Association (CNSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together to promote green ship recycling in China. GL and CNSA will collaborate to develop training programmes, pilot projects, and research practices that will allow the Chinese ship recycling industry to comply with incoming ...


  • Ship recycling safety in Pakistan explored at UN workshop

    Recycling the end-of-life ships is a major industry that is a source of steel and other recyclable items. While the industry provides an important source of raw materials and employment to the countries in which it is based, there is concern about the environmental, health and safety standards employed in the dismantling and recycling of vessels that can contain substances ranging from asbestos ...

  • Shipping Facility Commits to Second Stretch in Environmental Performance

    (Dallas, Texas – November 20, 2006) The Port of Houston Authority was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today for renewing its commitment to implement environmentally beneficial practices that go beyond regulatory requirements. As part of the National Environmental Performance Track program, the port has committed to reduce total water use by 5 percent, non-hazardous ...

  • Export of Toxic Ghost Ships to UK Ended

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - The Bush administration's plan to export nine ex-naval 'Ghost Fleet' vessels from the James River in Virginia to Teesside, England for scrapping has itself been finally scrapped, according to British ship-breaker Able UK. American environmental groups responsible for first blocking the deal in 2003 applauded its end as a victory for American recyclers, and for national ...

  • New Environmental Rules for Polar Shipping established

    Ships trading in the Polar Regions will have to comply with strict safety and environmental provisions specific to the harsh conditions in the Arctic and Antarctic. These regulatory changes are part of the environmental International Code for ships operating in polar waters (Polar Code) and associated amendments to MARPOL (the International Convention for the Prevention of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Military hazardous material storage solutions feature fast set-up and flexibility in relocating as needed

    Military hazardous material storage units from SAFETY STORAGE Inc. are designed to meet the fast setup and frequent relocations required by military operations. Compact, easy to ship, easy to set up, pre-fabricated SAFETY STORAGE buildings provide security and protection for storing chemicals, oil, gas, corrosive or flammable liquids, paint storage, battery rooms, hazardous household waste, ...


    By Safety Storage, Inc.

  • Rulemaking HM-224B: Hazardous materials regulations: transportation of compressed oxygen, other oxidizing gases and chemical oxygen generators on aircraft

    PHMSA (also, ‘‘we’’ or ‘‘us’’) is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to: require cylinders of compressed oxygen and other oxidizing gases and packages of chemical oxygen generators to be placed in an outer packaging that meets certain flame penetration and thermal resistance requirements when transported aboard an aircraft; revise ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Environmental Resource Center Offers In-Depth Training on Regulations for Marine and Air Transportation of Hazardous Materials

     Businesses that are involved in the sea or air transportation of hazardous materials can help their workers keep up with recent changes in new regulations that will impact their shipments through four seminars and webcasts from transportation consulting firm Environmental Resource Center. Each seminar and webcast meets both initial and recurrent training requirements of the International ...

  • ISO document to increase confidence in certification of ship recycling management systems

    A newly published ISO publicly available specification (PAS) for bodies providing audit and certification of ship recycling management will help to increase the safety of workers and protection of the environment by providing requirements for independent recognition of good practice. ISO/PAS 30003:2008, Ships and marine technology – Ship recycling management systems – Requirements for bodies ...

  • Parliament backs plans to halt reckless scrapping of old ships

    "I want to stress that this is not an attack against India, Bangladesh or Pakistan - the countries that currently practice beaching - but against the dangerous and highly polluting practice of beaching itself, said Carl Schlyter (Greens/EFA, SE), who steered the legislation through Parliament. "This regulation incentivizes these countries to make the necessary investments in proper ship recycling ...


    By European Parliament

  • Progress reported in UN-backed efforts to reduce pollution, emissions from ships

    The United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) has reported major progress on efforts to cut polluting and global warming emissions from ships, achieve more environmentally friendly recycling of vessels and prevent contamination from harmful organisms in ballast. Under amendments to the so-called MARPOL (marine pollution) accords unanimously adopted by IMO’s Marine Environment ...


    By United Nations

  • New series of ISO standards assists stakeholders in recycling ships

    ISO has launched the first document of a new series of management system standards for the recycling of ships. The new series, ISO 30000, Ship recycling management systems, will support environmental protection and increase the safety of workers. Ship recycling contributes to the global conservation of energy and resources. However, the presence of asbestos, hydrocarbons and other environmentally ...

  • New series of ISO standards assists stakeholders in recycling ships

    ISO has launched the first document of a new series of management system standards for the recycling of ships. The new series, ISO 30000, Ship recycling management systems, will support environmental protection and increase the safety of workers. Ship recycling contributes to the global conservation of energy and resources. However, the presence of asbestos, hydrocarbons and other ...


    By WeDoTanks.com LLC

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