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08/21/2017

When and How to Mix Hazardous Waste With Used Oil

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. 

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08/14/2017

Court Invalidates Parts of EPA's 2015 Definition of Solid Waste Rule

A D.C. Circuit Court last month invalidated parts of EPA’s 2015 update to the Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) pertaining to the reclamation of hazardous secondary materials. Find out what it means for hazardous waste generators   

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05/22/2017

The 4 Keys to Legitimate RCRA Recycling

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. 

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05/15/2017

RCRA Recycling for Scrap Metal Powders

A new EPA hazardous waste interpretation letter answers a question about whether or not “items consisting of scrap metal anodes, wires, pellets, pins, and powders” may be excluded from hazardous waste import/export requirements...

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04/24/2017

New RCRA Exclusions: Verified Recycler Reclamation

When US EPA promulgated changes to its definition of solid waste (DSW) on January 13, 2015, the Agency created a few new exclusions for certain hazardous secondary material reclamation. Today, we continue our examination of these new reliefs by focusing on the new RCRA “verified recycler” exclusion.  

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03/27/2017

New RCRA Exclusions: On-site Reclamation

When the EPA promulgated changes to its definition of solid waste on January 13, 2015, the Agency created a few new exclusions for certain hazardous secondary material reclamation. 

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10/27/2015

Control Your Chemical Inventory

One of the primary objectives of the US EPA's major hazardous waste program, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), is to conserve valuable materials and energy sources by reducing, reusing, and recycling. The "three Rs" are not just a catch phrase; they're an official national policy in the United States enacted by Congress. In the US, whenever feasible, the waste generation is to be reduced or eliminated. [42 USC 6902(b)]...

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10/16/2015

New Universal Waste Bill Signed in California

On October 2, 2015, the Governor of California approved legislation to amend the California Health & Safety Code (HSC). Among the amendments is a very important development for hazardous waste generators in the state...

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07/28/2015

New RCRA DSW Rule Coming to Your State

Earlier this year, EPA issued a Final Rule that redefined "solid waste" to exclude many hazardous secondary materials—when recycled in certain ways—from the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste management standards. The January 2015 Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rulemaking also changed other related portions of the RCRA regulations to clarify longstanding EPA policies for hazardous waste recycling...

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07/17/2015

EPA Issues Guidance for RCRA Notifications Under 2015 DSW Rule

 
US EPA this week published guidance to help hazardous waste generators meet their RCRA notification requirements under the 2015 Definition of Solid Waste Rule, in effect as of July 13, 2015. 
The 2015 Definition of Solid Waste Rule revised the exclusions from RCRA for recycled/recyclable hazardous secondary materials that were added to the hazardous waste regulations in 2008. The rule also adds requirements that generators and third-party recyclers must follow in order to qualify for regulatory relief...

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