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09/20/2021

RCRA Generator Exemptions: 3 Case Studies

Why it's easier than you think to accidentally operate an illegal hazardous waste facility. 

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09/20/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/20

In this week's Roundup, a plastics manufacturer will pay $2.85 million to resolve alleged violations related to a series of fires at company facility. Plus, a cannabis processor agrees to a $45,000 settlement for alleged improper disposal of hazardous waste.

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09/16/2021

Video: RCRA FAQ Autocomplete Challenge

We challenged Lion’s top instructors to answer the web’s most-searched questions about RCRA hazardous waste compliance. Watch this video to see the 10 most common RCRA-related web searches and get the answers straight from the experts.

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09/13/2021

RCRA LDR Tips: Was it Ever Hazardous Waste?

Any waste that is or ever was a hazardous waste is restricted from land disposal unless it meets certain standards called Land Disposal Restrictions or LDRs.  

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09/07/2021

Chemical Blending Facility Pays $30K for Haz Waste Violations

An oilfield chemical blending facility in Sonora, TX faces a $31,404 penalty for alleged industrial and hazardous waste violations after inspectors discovered oily discharge on the ground near a chemical storage area.

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09/07/2021

Indemnity Clauses and CERCLA Liability

Why contractual “hold harmless” clauses and indemnity agreements won't shield you from CERCLA liability. 

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08/30/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/30

In this week's Roundup, a metal recycler will pay $500,000 to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations related to two facility explosions in 2020. Plus, a mineral facility agrees to serve five years probation and pay civil and criminal penalties after EPA and OSHA find the company allegedly exposed workers to arsenic hazards.

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08/26/2021

Quick Quiz: Wipe or Not a Wipe?

Before you wipe the work off your desk for the weekend, try this quick quiz to see if you can identify which items would qualify for exclusion from RCRA as a “wipe.”

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08/24/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/24

In this week's Roundup, a silicon manufacturer agrees to pay $2.3 million to resolve various alleged environmental violations as the facility pivots to specialty silicon manufacturing. Plus, a Canadian logistics company is found responsible for alleged unauthorized discharges of bilge water into Lake Ontario.

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08/20/2021

September 1 Deadline for RCRA SQGs to Re-Notify EPA

Next week: September 1, 2021 is the first deadline for small quantity generators (SQGs) of hazardous wastes to re-notify EPA (or their state environmental agency) of their activities.

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