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07/23/2021

Quick Quiz: Can You Score Olympic Trivia Gold?

In honor of the Tokyo Olympics underway right now, we've compiled Olympic-sized trivia that only the most savvy hazmat and haz waste pros would know. Are you up for the challenge?

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07/20/2021

Oregon Proposes Hazardous Waste Regulation Overhaul

Oregon DEQ has proposed to adopt major changes to the RCRA hazardous waste regulations in EPA's Generator Improvements Rule, as well as other new requirements added to the Federal RCRA program in recent years.

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07/06/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 7/6

In this week's Roundup, a solvent recycler agrees to pay $350,000 after RCRA violations allegedly related to the facility's thin-film evaporators were discovered. Plus, EPA finds alleged violations of EPCRA staff training requirements at a power plant among other violations.

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07/02/2021

Dating Hazardous Waste Satellite Containers

Properly managing hazardous waste in a Satellite Accumulation Area (SAA) takes more effort than a typical summer fling. 

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07/01/2021

What Lion Instructors Won't Tell You

One thing you won't hear from a Lion instructor when you attend an in-person hazmat or RCRA workshop later this year. 

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06/28/2021

EPA Won’t Change RCRA Corrosive Hazardous Waste Definition

EPA recently denied a petition that sought to “lower” the threshold for a corrosive hazardous waste from pH 12.5 pH to pH 11.5. It also sought to expand the definition of corrosive to cover non-aqueous wastes.  

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06/21/2021

e-Manifest Usage Low as June 30 Deadline Looms

June 30, 2021 is the deadline for receiving facilities to start using the electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest (e-Manifest) system to submit hazardous waste transportation paperwork. Find out what that means for hazardous waste generators. 

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06/14/2021

RCRA Update: Latest on Generator Improvements Adoption

Update: Maryland has adopted EPA's RCRA Generator Improvements Rule, effective May 3, 2021. 

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06/07/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/7

In this week's Roundup, a West Virginia metal manufacturing facility agreed to pay $82K after alleged violations related to fugitive particulate matter emissions standards. Plus, TCEQ finds an oil and gas equipment fabricator improperly managed industrial waste at their Texas facility.

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05/24/2021

What is an Acute Hazardous Waste?

Some hazardous wastes are more hazardous than others. Find out how generating an "acutely" hazardous waste can impact your RCRA generator status and your accumulation of waste in satellite areas. 

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RCRA Basics: Hazardous Waste Satellite Areas