Minimizing the amount of hazardous waste your site generates helps to protect our environment. It's also required by law.
California DTSC will amend the state’s hazardous waste regulations to clarify when metal shredding facilities must comply with the Hazardous Waste Control Law (HWCL).
On November 19, the former president of a Wisconsin-based recycling company was sentenced to 18 months in Federal prison for conspiring to store and transport hazardous waste without the proper permits.
In this week's Roundup, a pipeline company agrees to pay over $60 million to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations from a 2015 oil spill outside Santa Barbara, CA. Plus, a Virginia recycling facility settles with EPA for $50K over alleged hazardous waste violations.
From legal exposure to liability to making money by recycling, instructor Rosie Bottone provides some guidance on how to make a business case for effective RCRA hazardous waste management.
The latest update to EPA's Definition of Solid Waste will re-instate the 2008 “transfer based exclusion” for reclamation activities and adjust the “four factors” for legitimate recycling, which EPA bolstered in the 2015 DSW rule.
EPA's Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest (e-Manifest) System launches in about 40 days. A major concern about the adoption of e-Manifests is how EPA will implement unique state hazardous waste codes from states like California, New York, Texas, and others.
US EPA today proposed an extension of an “information collection request,” or ICR, that requires hazardous waste generators, contractors, and others to keep records related to the recycling of hazardous secondary materials.
Knowing when and how to mix hazardous waste with used oil can save generators time and money in many ways. Some mixtures of waste and used oil are not hazardous waste, and these mixtures are not subject to RCRA accumulation time limits, inspection requirements, or manifesting.
Have you ever wished there were some (legal) way around the RCRA hazardous waste requirements? Recycling certain hazardous secondary materials offers a number of ways for facilities to exclude those materials from US EPA’s definition of solid waste (DSW). If a material is not a solid waste, then by definition it cannot be a hazardous waste.
Safety professionals can use this guide as a quick reference to OSHA’s regulations for training hours, days of field experience, refresher training, and HAZWOPER regulatory references where more information is available. The guide also includes course recommendations for managers or personnel in need of OSHA-required HAZWOPER training.