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07/26/2016

New Course: New York Hazardous Waste Management

To help New York’s hazardous waste generators meet compliance training requirements under state-specific NYSDEC (6 NYCRR) rules, Lion Technology today launched the New York Hazardous Waste Management Online Course.

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05/31/2016

Texas Adds New RCRA Hazardous Waste Rules

On May 6, 2016, TCEQ adopted a new Final Rule to bring Texas’ hazardous waste rules up-to-date with Federal RCRA regulations.

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05/13/2016

2 Northeast Firms Pay Big RCRA Hazardous Waste Settlements

In a pair of press releases on May 12, US EPA announced that two companies will settle allegations that the firms failed to comply with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste regulations.

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04/08/2016

Manufacturer to Pay $38K for Spilled Styrene

A resins manufacturer in Westminster, MA will pay $38,860 to resolve allegations that it violated provisions of the Clean Water Act stemming from an incident in September 2014.

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01/26/2016

How States Adopt New RCRA Hazardous Waste Rules

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Congress and the US EPA encourage each state to implement and oversee its own hazardous waste program. With the exception of Alaska and Iowa, each US state (and several territories) maintains its own RCRA program that operates in lieu of the Federal rules...

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03/24/2015

State Differences for Universal Wastes

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), each US state may develop and enforce its own hazardous waste management program in lieu of the Federal EPA program. Every state has done so, except for Alaska and Iowa...

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03/10/2015

How NPDES Permit Rules Can Vary by State

When rainwater or melting snow flows over paved streets, parking lots, rooftops, and other surfaces at industrial and construction sites, the water can pick up debris, sediments, chemicals, and other pollutants before it runs down a storm drain. To prevent these pollutants from making surface waters unsafe... 

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11/25/2014

Federal vs. State Hazardous Waste Classification

In the US, enforcing laws and regulations involves a balancing act between the Federal government and individual State governments. When it comes to hazardous waste management, states have the authority to impose standards stricter than the Federal government's. As a result...

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11/11/2014

Protecting Underground Drinking Water

About 44 percent of the US population rely on groundwater for their drinking water supply, according to the National Groundwater Association. To protect human health, the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to establish acceptable quality standards for public drinking water supplies and programs...

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08/12/2014

State EPCRA Variations

The United States is a big nation with citizens who experience life differently in each state. Different food, different geography, and different music are only part of what makes the US an exciting place to live and work. That said, EHS managers know that there is another important difference between states, one that can cause...

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