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02/25/2021

TCEQ Extends Haz Waste Report Deadline

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is offering enforcement discretion for Annual Waste Summaries submitted no later than April 1, 2021.  

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02/25/2021

Don’t Use These Hazardous Waste Manifests

EPA alerts hazardous waste stakeholders about paper Hazardous Waste Manifests in circulation that were produced by a non-EPA approved printer.  

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02/23/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/23

In this week's Roundup, three oil companies face $9.6 million in penalties after alleged violations related to Risk Management Plans, hazardous waste management, and Clean Water Act.

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02/17/2021

New York: Hazardous Waste Reports Due March 1

NYSDEC requires large quantity generators (LQGs) in New York State to submit annual reports of their hazardous waste activity by March 1.  

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02/16/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/16

In this week's Roundup, a metal recyling company commits to $4.3 million in site improvements, resulting approximately 47 milion pounds of dust pollution reduction at one facility. Plus, an oil and gas provider will bolster its SPCC plans at five facilities after alleged improper discharges of crude oil into WOTUS.

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02/08/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/8

In this week's Roundup, a medical waste incinerator is expected to provide $2 million in low-emitting school buses to resolve its alleged Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a national pharmacy chain is expected to pay $4.5 million related to its alleged improper hazardous waste disposal practices.

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02/08/2021

Can I Go to Jail for Hazardous Waste Violations?

Can a person be jailed for violating the RCRA hazardous waste regulations? The short answer is yes.

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02/01/2021

Hospital Fined $108K For RCRA Violations

A hospital system in the DC metro area has been fined $108,304 by EPA for alleged mismanagement of hazardous waste. EPA announced the settlement last week on January 27. EPA cited various alleged violations of RCRA in its statement.

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01/25/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/25

In this week's Roundup, a major chemical manufacturer promises nearly $300 million in site improvements after alleged Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a military base and a metal producer are ordered to pay $300K for alleged violations of RCRA.

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01/22/2021

Delaware Adopts New Hazardous Waste Regulations

Effective January 21, 2021, Delaware has adopted the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule and new RCRA regulations for hazardous waste pharmaceuticals (HWP), aerosol cans, waste airbags, and more.

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