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02/24/2022

Are All Pesticides Universal Waste Under RCRA?

How to identify hazardous waste pesticides that may be managed as universal waste under the RCRA regulations in 40 CFR Part 273. 

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02/15/2022

California Sues Retail Chain for Alleged Title 22 Violations

The California Attorney General, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), and 12 local prosecutors filed a lawsuit against a major US retail chain for alleged violations of State and Federal hazardous waste regulations.

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02/14/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/14

In this week's Roundup, an employer's assets are frozen after alleged repeated RCRA violations at a pesticide distributor. Plus, a paper mill agrees to pay $1.1 million to resolve alleged hydrogen sulfide emissions violations.

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02/07/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/7

In this week's Roundup, a company that makes construction materials agrees to pay $105,000 for alleged TRI reporting missteps. Plus, a chemical plant is required to make hazardous waste determinations on its cleaning agents.

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02/01/2022

Cross-training RCRA Personnel for More Flexibility

When employees lack appropriate training to prepare hazardous waste for transportation, even small mistakes can lead to delayed shipments, releases in transit, injuries, and costly penalties. 

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01/31/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 1/31

In this week's Roundup, a gas station chain agree to install a $600,000 central monitoring system after EPA identified RCRA violations at 15 company locations. Plus, a chemical manufacturer pays $145,000 to resolve alleged chemical safety and management violations.

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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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12/20/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 12/20

In this week's Roundup, a telecom company pledges up to $1.5 million towards the recovery of abandoned cables in Lake Tahoe. Plus, a major agricultural company agrees to over $22 million in FIFRA-related fines and penalties.

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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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