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04/05/2021

US Vaccination Push Brings Waste Management Challenges

With 15% of the US population now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and around 500 million individual doses still to be delivered, the United States will produce a lot more vaccine-related waste in the next six months.   

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04/05/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 4/5

In this week's Roundup, a paper mill allegedly discharged pulping liquor into the Potomac River, resulting in a $650K fine. Plus, a Chicago dental equipment distributor is expected to pay over $460K for alleged FIFRA violations.

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04/01/2021

Update: Fall 2020 Unified Agenda Hits the Federal Register

Update 04/01/21: Federal agencies published their Fall 2020 regulatory agendas to the Federal Register this week. 

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03/30/2021

What is a Major Modification for New Source Review Purposes?

Under the Clean Air Act’s New Source Review (NSR) program, US EPA does not limit the definition of “new” to only brand-new facilities being built from the ground up. They more broadly interpret “new” to mean any facility newly subject to the regulations.   

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03/29/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/29

In this week's Roundup, an energy company faces a $1.9 million penalty after alleged Clean Water Act violations at 76 locations. Plus, EPA finds alleged SPCC Plan violations resulting from an oil company's improper discharges of 455 barrels of crude oil.

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03/26/2021

DTSC Orders Metal Recycler to Pay Hazardous Waste Investigation and Cleanup Costs

In a recently issued enforcement order, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) could require a scrap metal recycling facility in Fresno to clean up hazardous waste the site’s operations allegedly released into the environment.

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03/22/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/22

In this week's Roundup, a chemical manufacturer pays $357K for alleged chemical reporting violations. Plus, a cattle ranch allegedly discharged unauthorised materials into Waters of the US without the proper permits in order to construct a bridge.

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03/22/2021

Why Environmental Stewardship is Good Business

How a robust and cohesive corporate environmental policy can minimize your company’s negative impact on the environment, address existing damages, and positively impact your bottom line.

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03/18/2021

Hazmat Air Shipping is A Whole Different Ballgame

As we look forward to pro baseball's Opening Day, here are 9 ways the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) differ from the 49 CFR regulations you’re used to if you ship hazmat by highway.   

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03/17/2021

New TSCA Restrictions for 5 PBT Chemicals

Update 03/17/21: EPA is requesting additional public comments on new TSCA restrictions finalized for five persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic (PBT) chemicals. 

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