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12/08/2020

Former Recycling Company President Faces Prison Time for RCRA Violations

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.

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12/08/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 12/8

In this week's Roundup, a military and parachute hardware fabricator agreed to a $55K settlement to resolve alleged TRI Reporting violations. Plus, a retail store chain allegedly mishandled hazardous waste, resulting in a $3.3 million fine.

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11/16/2020

How and Why Your RCRA Generator Status Can Change

The RCRA hazardous waste management regulations require every generator to determine their generator status on a monthly basis (40 CFR 262.13). What happens when you generate more hazardous waste than usual in a month?

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11/16/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/16

In this week's Roundup, an Alabama flooring manufacturer is set to pay $8.95 million for alleged Clean Water Act violations. Plus, EPA halts the import of over 650,000 unapproved alcohol wipes and the distributor allegedly involved will pay $213K in penalties.

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11/02/2020

How EPA Plans to Increase e-Manifest Use

US EPA held its fourth e-Manifest Advisory Board meeting in April, focused on increasing e-Manifest use by streamlining the electronic signature requirements. See EPA's responses to the recommendations offered. 

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10/19/2020

7 Rules for Waste Aerosol Can Puncturing

Now that aerosol cans are part of the Federal RCRA universal waste program, we look at seven key requirements for puncturing aerosol cans to separate hazardous waste and scrap metal.  

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10/19/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 10/19

In this week's Roundup, a California waste management facility pays over $350K to resolve alleged RCRA violations. Plus, a Wisconsin chemical manufacturer agrees to pay $480K and conduct a leak detection and repair audit after alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.

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10/12/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 10/12

In this week's Roundup, two municipalities face $1.5 million in Clean Water Act and RCRA penalties. Plus, a munitions manufacturers agrees to pay $11.5 million to restore a NJ superfund site.

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10/01/2020

Retailer Must Give Investigators a Decade of Haz Waste Info

A California appeals court panel ruled recently that one of America’s biggest retailers must give investigators ten years of information about its hazardous waste management and disposal procedures.

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09/29/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/29

In this week's Roundup, a Seattle-based coffee company takes steps to correct its alleged $100,000 EPCRA violation. Plus, a California metal finishing company is asked to pay nearly $50K for alleged missteps in hazardous waste management. 

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RCRA Basics: Hazardous Waste Satellite Areas