Federal agencies released the Fall 2020 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and De-regulatory Actions this week. Get a sneak peak at upcoming regulations that will impact environmental, hazardous materials, and safety pros in 2021.
The RCRA hazardous waste management regulations require every generator to determine their generator status on a monthly basis (40 CFR 262.13). What happens when you generate more hazardous waste than usual in a month?
From disinfecting wipes to N95 masks, from toilet paper to rice, the coronavirus pandemic has caused supply shortages of a multitude of products. The latest expected casualty: dry ice.
Now that aerosol cans are part of the Federal RCRA universal waste program, we look at seven key requirements for puncturing aerosol cans to separate hazardous waste and scrap metal.
A California appeals court panel ruled recently that one of America’s biggest retailers must give investigators ten years of information about its hazardous waste management and disposal procedures.
In this week's Roundup, a Colorado cold storage facility pays over $150K to resolve alleged Clean Air Act Risk Management Plan violations. Plus, a wood treatment company in Maryland settles with EPA for $50K in alleged RCRA violations.
When does a material become a hazardous waste? While the phrase “point of generation” is used in the regulations, it is not clearly defined.. EPA has been reticent to codify any specific definition, in part because they realize that the decision is going to be based on a number of factors. So let’s explore those factors a little.
On August 20, EPA announced updated guidance to assist generators, transporters, and designated facilities with signing the hazardous waste manifest amid the coronavirus pandemic.
US EPA recently reminded hazardous waste facilities that, starting September 1, 2021, small quantity generators must re-notify EPA of their activities once every four years.
Update: On July 20, 2020, Louisiana became the 27th state to adopt EPA's RCRA hazardous waste Generator Improvements Rule.
Prepared by hazardous waste training leader Lion Technology Inc., this report covers what’s happened since the new hazardous waste rules took effect.