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10/08/2021

Cosmetics Retailer Faces $752,000 Penalty for Haz Waste Violations

A US cosmetics retail chain recently settled with Solano County and 33 other California State and local prosecutors over alleged violations of Federal RCRA and State Title 22 hazardous waste management regulations and training requirements.

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09/27/2021

Cal DTSC Adds PFAS-containing Carpets to Priority Products List

California DTSC has designated carpets and rugs containing PFAS as “Priority Products” under its Safer Consumer Products (SCP) program.

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09/24/2021

Cal DTSC Emergency Hazardous Waste Rule for Scrap Metal

California DTSC will amend the state’s hazardous waste regulations to clarify when metal shredding facilities must comply with the Hazardous Waste Control Law (HWCL).

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06/23/2021

California Adopts Revised COVID-19 Emergency Standards

California's revised rule took effect on June 17. These new regulations more closely align to CDC's most recent recommendations on COVID-19 workplace safety.

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05/07/2021

25K Barrels Possibly Containing DDT Found Off California Coast

Last month, marine scientists identified as many as 25,000 barrels believed to contain dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, better known as DDT, in the Pacific Ocean. The hazardous waste barrels were discovered on the ocean floor between Catalina Island and the Los Angeles coast.

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03/26/2021

DTSC Orders Metal Recycler to Pay Hazardous Waste Investigation and Cleanup Costs

In a recently issued enforcement order, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) could require a scrap metal recycling facility in Fresno to clean up hazardous waste the site’s operations allegedly released into the environment.

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12/02/2020

In Effect Now: New Cal/OSHA Emergency COVID-19 Standards 

Newly approved COVID-19 health and safety requirements for California employers are in effect as of November 30, 2020.  

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11/16/2020

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 11/16

In this week's Roundup, an Alabama flooring manufacturer is set to pay $8.95 million for alleged Clean Water Act violations. Plus, EPA halts the import of over 650,000 unapproved alcohol wipes and the distributor allegedly involved will pay $213K in penalties.

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11/09/2020

Haz Waste Violations at Over 200 Stores Cost Retail Chain $1.49M

A home, bath, and kitchen supplies retailer is expected to pay $1,498,750 to resolve alleged violations of California’s Title 22 hazardous waste regulations at more than two hundred of its California locations. According to the settlement, the company improperly disposed of hazardous and electronic waste (e-waste) at local landfills that were not permitted to receive it.

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11/02/2020

California Expands Haz Waste Law for Milk Runs

The California legislature recently passed a bill to authorize the use of consolidated manifests for transporters who pick up certain hazardous wastes from retailers who do business in the Golden State.  

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