Tag: hazardous materials


DOT HazMat Proposed Rule

The US Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced a proposed rule  to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR Parts 171 and 180) to be more consistent with international regulations and standards for hazardous material shipping names, hazard classes, packaging groups and air transport requirements, among other changes (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-07/pdf/2016-20580.pdf).  This will […]


Hazardous Material Tank Permits

Environmental permitting for new developments is more and more often being worked into project schedules and addressed in a comprehensive manner.  I find, however, that for small projects in existing facilities, required permits are often times overlooked.  One of particular importance is a hazardous material tank permit.  State requirements vary.  In Kentucky, hazardous material tanks […]


Farm SPCC Compliance Date is This Week

SMG prepares and reviews SPCC plans for many types of facilities.  May 10, 2013 is the deadline for compliance for owners and operators of farms subject to Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan regulations. SPCC regulations apply to farms that: Store, transfer, use or consume oil or oil products, such as diesel fuel, gasoline, lube oil, […]