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12/08/2017

Cal DTSC Fines Cable Provider $9.5 Million for Hazardous Waste Violations

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has fined a major cable TV provider for alleged violations of California’s State hazardous waste standards.   

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10/06/2017

Changes Proposed to California’s Hazardous Waste Training Rules

​The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has proposed significant revisions to the state’s unique Title 22 hazardous waste facility permitting requirements.

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02/03/2017

TCLP or WET Method? Determining Hazardous Waste Toxicity

When hazardous waste is disposed of in a landfill, a small amount of the toxic constituents in the waste may “leach out” into the soil and groundwater. To mitigate the risks posed by chemicals seeping out of buried waste, US EPA requires generators to prove that the volume of hazardous substances that will “leach out” into the environmental is below thresholds set by US EPA. 

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09/23/2016

Scrap Metal Recycler Convicted of Multiple Felonies for Hazardous Waste Violations

Last week, the owner of a California scrap metal recycling facility was convicted of multiple felonies and sentenced to sixteen months in prison for violations of the State’s hazardous waste control laws and the CA Health and Safety Code (HSC). 

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07/29/2016

DTSC Finds Hazardous Waste Violations at California Battery Recycler

According to an order from the Department of Toxic Substances Control, the battery recycler is permitted to manage hazardous waste but failed to comply with critical provisions of the Title 22 rules.

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12/31/2015

California DTSC Rescinds Universal Waste Guidance

The California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) has officially rescinded hazardous waste guidance which had required facilities to count Universal Waste toward monthly generator status. The move follows new legislation in the California Health & Safety Code (HSC) which allows generators to exclude Universal Waste when calculating the volume of waste generated in a given month.  

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12/16/2015

Hazardous Waste ID Mistakes Lead to $26M Fine for Cable Provider

The Attorney General of California has issued a decision to fine a major cable company nearly $26 million for violating Federal and State hazardous waste regulations. The company manages many wastes regulated as hazardous under the State Health and Safety Code (HSC)—from electronic equipment like cable boxes, modems, and remote controls to batteries, lamps, and scrap metal; as well as products like adhesives, paints, lighter fluid, and lubricants. 

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