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01/30/2023

3 RCRA Compliance Tips for Spring 2023

If you're planning building maintenance, upgrades, or other projects for springtime, keep these tips in mind to avoid common RCRA hazardous waste and hazardous materials shipping compliance errors. 

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01/23/2023

California’s Hazardous Materials Business Plan Changes in Effect as of January 1

Effective as of January 1, 2023, California amended its Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP) program to more strictly limit the use of exemptions for "retail establishments" and "consumer products," among other changes.

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01/20/2023

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/23

In this week's Roundup, an explosives manufacturer, a battery recycling plant, and a property owner will all pay civil penalties to resolve alleged violations of environmental regulations.

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01/16/2023

Massachusetts Proposes Hazardous Waste Regulation Updates

Mass DEP has proposed adopting provisions from the current Federal RCRA regulations, including the addition of aerosol cans to the list of universal wastes and EPA’s e-Manifest Rule.  

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01/07/2023

US DOT, EPA, and OSHA Increase Civil Penalties for 2023

Update: OSHA has now finalized a rule to increase the maximum and minimum civil penalties for workplace health and safety violations. For a willful or repeat violation, the maximum penalty increased about $11,000. 

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12/05/2022

Maximize ROI From Your Training Budget

How EH&S leaders can create training experiences that drive higher rates of compliance, improve employee engagement, and lower the risk of accidents.

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11/14/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/14

In this week's Roundup, a pharmaceutical manufacturer and a used oil recycler face costly civil penalties for alleged RCRA hazardous waste and used oil violations. 

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11/14/2022

New York Proposes Adding Two Universal Wastes

A proposed rule published on November 9, 2022 would add two new universal wastes to New York’s state hazardous waste program—aerosol cans and paint.

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11/07/2022

RCRA Update: Latest on Generator Improvements Adoption

As of November 7, 2022, thirty-nine (39) states have adopted the RCRA Generator Improvements Rule. US EPA authorized the relevant state program revisions for Virginia and North Dakota in October.

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10/24/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 10/24

In this week's Roundup: An asphalt seller, a home renovation TV show, and a delivery company face civil penalties for alleged violations of US EPA water, chemical, and hazardous waste regulations. 

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