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06/17/2022

Don't Get Creative with RCRA Waste Markings

Recently in Texas, an oil refinery was penalized for a handful of alleged hazardous waste violations. One violation that stands out as especially avoidable concerns the wording used on a container holding universal waste.

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05/23/2022

Big Hazardous Waste Update in Big Sky Country

Effective May 14, 2022, Montana revised its state hazardous waste regulations to incorporate Federal RCRA updates including the Generator Improvements Rule, aerosols as universal waste, management standards for hazardous waste pharmaceuticals (HWP), and more. 

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05/09/2022

Is Every D002 Hazardous Waste a Class 8 Hazmat?

To comply with environmental and transportation regulations, facilities that manage and ship hazardous wastes and/or hazardous materials must understand two different definitions for the word "corrosive." 

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02/14/2022

March 2022 Environmental Reporting Deadlines

March 2022 brings three important environmental reporting deadlines concerning hazardous waste management, chemical inventories, and greenhouse gas emissions. 

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01/17/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/17

In this week's Roundup, two workers died and one injured when a rail tanker car exploded in relation to alleged mismanagement of hazardous waste. Plus, a power company agrees to pay $610,000 after alleged water discharge violations.

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12/20/2021

How COVID-19 Impacted RCRA Hazardous Waste Enforcement

Even in a year when RCRA inspections slowed significantly, it seems from EPA’s data that the rate of compliance at hazardous waste facilities barely changed. We have a few guesses why.

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12/07/2021

RCRA Housekeeping to Close 2021

As we count down the days until 2022, now is a good time to review and organize the "administrative" elements of compliance with the RCRA hazardous waste regulations. Good recordkeeping is essential; inspectors commonly review records during onsite inspections.  

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09/28/2021

Do We Need a RCRA Permit to Store Hazardous Waste?

Requiring every site that generates hazardous waste to apply for and maintain a RCRA storage permit would be burdensome and inefficient. Here's what US EPA requires instead.

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09/20/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/20

In this week's Roundup, a plastics manufacturer will pay $2.85 million to resolve alleged violations related to a series of fires at company facility. Plus, a cannabis processor agrees to a $45,000 settlement for alleged improper disposal of hazardous waste.

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08/30/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/30

In this week's Roundup, a metal recycler will pay $500,000 to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations related to two facility explosions in 2020. Plus, a mineral facility agrees to serve five years probation and pay civil and criminal penalties after EPA and OSHA find the company allegedly exposed workers to arsenic hazards.

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