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07/21/2021

Do I Need a RCRA Permit to Neutralize a Waste?

An Environmental Manager asks: Can I neutralize a hazardous waste before it’s shipped it off site to lower my transportation and disposal costs?  

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09/30/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/30

In this week's Roundup, a wastewater facility must pay over $2 billion in penalties and site improvements over alleged Clean Water Act violations. Plus, a chemical manufacturer that failed to comply with Toxic Release Inventory reporting regs now faces a nearly $200,000 settlement with US EPA.

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09/24/2018

Beyond the "Grave": Getting LDRs Right

The RCRA hazardous waste rules regulate hazardous wastes from “cradle-to-grave.” But as generators, our responsibilities for compliance actually go beyond the grave. When you send waste off for disposal, it pays to know for sure that you’ve given your treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) the information they will need to properly lay your waste to rest.  

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07/19/2018

No Permit Needed: Treating D001 Ignitable Liquids On Site

Over the next few weeks here at Lion News, we will share some strategies for managing D001 wastes in a way that maximizes personnel safety and, when possible, minimizes compliance costs. We start today with tips for how to treat a liquid ignitable waste without a RCRA permit to achieve exclusion.

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04/20/2018

What Is the Hazardous Waste Derived-from Rule and How Does It Work?

The “derived-from” rule—found at 40 CFR 262.3(c)(2)(i)—states that, unless excluded, a waste generated from the treatment, storage, or disposal of a listed hazardous waste is also a hazardous waste. The derived-from rule intends to prevent generators and TSDFs from circumventing the land disposal restriction requirements that apply to a waste the moment it’s generated.  

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05/24/2016

RCRA Hazardous Waste ID in 3 Steps: Trichloroethylene

In order to dispose of any RCRA hazardous waste, generators must assign the proper “waste codes.” RCRA wastes codes are alphanumeric indicators that provide specific information about how a waste should be treated to make it safe for disposal. Assigning waste codes is a complex—and absolutely crucial—part of managing hazardous waste... 

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02/23/2016

Do’s and Don’ts: Treating Hazardous Waste Without a RCRA Permit

Under RCRA, anyone who treats hazardous waste needs a permit from the EPA. [40 CFR 270.1(c)] US EPA defines hazardous waste “treatment” as any activity that renders a hazardous waste non-hazardous, less hazardous, reduced in volume, or more amenable for transport. [40 CFR 260.10]...

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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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08/26/2014

LDR Paperwork for RCRA “Prohibited Wastes”

What Is Prohibited Waste?
 
A prohibited waste is one that, if it were disposed of, would be subject to land disposal restrictions (LDRs) in 40 CFR Part 268. Examples of prohibited wastes include...

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06/24/2014

Crushing Mercury Lamps: When Is It Acceptable?

The fluorescent lamps in offices and facilities across the US use mercury vapor for illumination. Under the US EPA’s RCRA regulations, wastes that contain elevated levels of leachable mercury compounds are hazardous waste. [40 CFR 261.24] When you discard the bulb from a tube or compact fluorescent lamp, you are discarding hazardous waste. Because nearly every office and business in the country generates this kind of waste...

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