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09/25/2015

EPA Proposes New Hazardous Waste Export/Import Rule

On September 24, US EPA signed a proposed rule to update the requirements for import and export shipments of hazardous waste.

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09/25/2015

Two Major RCRA Hazardous Waste Proposals in Today’s Federal Register

In the September 25, 2015 Federal Register, US EPA posted two proposed rules that will affect hazardous waste generators, the Hazardous Waste Generators Improvements Rule and the Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule. 

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09/22/2015

RCRA Recycling for New Nicotine Products

US industry has changed a lot since 1976, when Congress first passed the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The US EPA began issuing hazardous waste regulations in 1980 and had largely completed the task by 1994. But as US industry evolves, so must the EPA hazardous waste regulations...

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09/17/2015

California DTSC Releases Wildfire Hazardous Waste Guidance

As wildfires scorch hundreds of thousands of acres in California, the state’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has released two fact sheets to help residents and emergency remediation workers properly deal with the hazardous waste the fires create...

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09/04/2015

What’s in the Newly Proposed RCRA Subpart P?

On August 31, 2015, US EPA proposed new management standards for hazardous waste pharmaceuticals at healthcare facilities. Click the link above for an overview of the proposed regulations, including important definitions, basic requirements, and how “creditable” and “non-creditable” pharmaceutical hazardous wastes will be treated differently... 

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09/01/2015

New Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

When discarded, some pharmaceutical drugs meet the US EPA’s definition of a hazardous waste. This happens when the drugs’ ingredients appear on one of EPA’s RCRA lists (i.e., the P list or the U list) or because of the drugs’ hazardous characteristics... 

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09/01/2015

EPA Proposes Major RCRA Overhaul

On August 31, 2015, US EPA proposed a complete overhaul of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations for managing hazardous waste...

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08/25/2015

Demystify the Land Disposal Restrictions

The intent of the US EPA's Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste regulations is to create safe standards for US facilities to generate, manage, store, transport, treat, and dispose of hazardous wastes.

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07/29/2015

CEO Faces $250K Fine, 5 Years in Jail for Illegal Hazardous Waste Storage

The CEO of a chemical company that stored drums of corrosive and ignitable hazardous waste in a Camden, NJ facility basement will face criminal charges and a $250,000 criminal penalty for illegal waste storage under Federal hazardous waste law. According to the indictment from the US District Court of New Jersey, from December 2003 through August 2011, Concord Chemical stored hazardous waste drums without a permit from US EPA or the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)...

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07/28/2015

New RCRA DSW Rule Coming to Your State

Earlier this year, EPA issued a Final Rule that redefined "solid waste" to exclude many hazardous secondary materials—when recycled in certain ways—from the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste management standards. The January 2015 Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rulemaking also changed other related portions of the RCRA regulations to clarify longstanding EPA policies for hazardous waste recycling...

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