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NY Thruway Backs Down from 45% Toll Hike for Trucks

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The New York State Thruway Authority, after many weeks of silence, announced that it will not be hiking toll rates as proposed by 45% on commercial vehicles with more than three axles.

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California environmental firm charged with defrauding state UST cleanup fund

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State prosecutors have charged a Santa Barbara, California-based environmental consulting firm and its owners with defrauding the state underground storage tank (UST ) cleanup fund by overbilling for cleaning up UST sites. State v. Hayden Envtl. Inc., No. N/A (Cal. Super. Ct. felony complaint filed 5/10/12). The complaint accuses the owners and the company of conspiring to commit grand theft, committing grand theft and presenting fraudulent claims to the State Water Resources Board’s Underground Storage Tank Cleanup Fund during 2008. If convicted, defendants face up to five years in prison and criminal fines in excess of $1 million.

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DOT’s Mock Collection Video

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ODAPC is pleased to announce the release of the DOT’s Mock Collection video.  This video can be viewed and/or downloaded from our web site at http://www.dot.gov/odapc/mock-collection.html.

This video is intended for use by those who administer collection sites and by those who evaluate collection activities on behalf of transportation employers.  It provides viewers an opportunity to learn the steps necessary to have collectors conduct mock urine collections. Collection site supervisors and administrators will have an additional tool to help them learn if their collectors are appropriately following the DOT collection requirements and to take appropriate measures to correct identified concerns.

Please consider using this video as part of your training efforts.  We encourage you to email the video link to DOT regulated employers and to those who administer collection sites.

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