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08/26/2011

EPA Extends Comment Period for Solid Waste Rule

August 26, 2011: At 76 FR 53376, in response to several requests from the regulated community, including the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Precious Metals Producers, and Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc., the EPA extended the comment period for the proposed rule on the definition of solid waste published in...

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08/24/2011

Regulatory Review Plans

In January of this year President Obama ordered all of the regulatory agencies to create systems to periodically review and improve federal regulations (E.O. 13563 Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review).
 
On Tuesday August 23, the White House announced the release of all final regulatory reform plans...

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08/23/2011

Question of the Week: CESQG & Waste Disposal

Q. I am a Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) of hazardous waste. What requirements do I have to meet when disposing of my waste?
 
A. The EPA provides significant relief for CESQGs at 40 CFR 261.5. In order to be exempt from most of the RCRA hazardous waste regulations, most CESQGs need to do three things...

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08/19/2011

PHMSA Proposes to Incorporate Rail Special Permits into the Hazardous Materials Regulations

Yesterday at 76 FR 51324, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposed to amend the Hazardous Material Regulations to incorporate certain widely used and long-standing special permits applicable to rail transport of hazmat.
 
The special permits in question are...

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08/19/2011

PHMSA Proposes to Incorporate Rail Special Permits into the Hazardous Materials Regulations

Yesterday at 76 FR 51324, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) proposed to amend the Hazardous Material Regulations to incorporate certain widely used and long-standing special permits applicable to rail transport of hazmat.
 
The special permits in question are...

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08/19/2011

TSA Amends Air Cargo Screening Rules: Eliminates 3rd-Party Certifiers

Yesterday at 76 FR 51848, the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) in response to public comments amended two provisions of the Air Cargo Screening Interim Final Rule (IFR) originally issued on September 16, 2009.
 
In response to public comment, this Final Rule removes all provisions for...

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08/17/2011

TSCA Inventory Update Reporting Modifications; Chemical Data Reporting

On August 2, 2011 Lion Members received our Special Bulletin issue of NewsInfo Links in which we provided notice of the pre-publication version of EPA’s final rule regarding the Toxic Substances Control Act rule for Chemical Data Reporting (40 CFR 711)
 
Well, the final rule was published...

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08/17/2011

Can CESQGs Use the Materials of Trade Rule?

Q. I work in an R&D laboratory doing quality testing for a manufacturing plant at the other end of town. We are a conditionally exempt small quantity generator (CESQG) of hazardous waste, mostly ignitable spent solvents.
 
Our corporate EH&S specialist says we can use the Materials of Trade (MOT) rule to haul our hazardous waste across...

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08/15/2011

EPA Rule on Carbamate Wastes Now in Effect

On Friday, the EPA finalized a rule that makes revisions to the land disposal restriction (LDR) treatment standards for Carbamate wastes at 40 CFR 268.40. These new standards are likely to impact manufacturers of certain pesticides, herbicides, or fungicides. The standard affect LDRS for the K156 – K159 and K161 process waste along with...

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08/11/2011

EPA Proposes Revisions to Tier II Reports

For the first time in over 20 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing changes to the Tier I and Tier II chemical inventory reporting forms.
 
Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires all facilities with an inventory of hazardous chemicals to file...

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When US EPA introduced the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the hazardous waste management standards included reduced requirements for some large-volume wastes. After studying the hazards of wastes in oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) operations, as directed by the US Congress, EPA determined regulation of these wastes under RCRA was not warranted. Therefore, many oil and gas E&P wastes are excluded from the RCRA Subtitle C hazardous waste management standards.

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