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Workshops for California EHS Pros in San Jose and L.A.

To help EHS professionals in California manage compliance with State rules that are often more stringent than the Federal US EPA requirements, Lion Technology will cover major elements of California’s environmental programs at the Complete Environmental Regulations Workshops in San Jose and Los Angeles.

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EPA Denies Petition to Extend Air Pollution Deadline in San Joaquin Valley, California

In the Federal Register this week, US EPA announced it has denied a petition from the California Air Resource Board (CARB) requesting an extension for the San Joaquin Valley region to come into attainment of the EPA’s 1997 National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for small particulate matter.

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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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California Adopts Major Changes to Prop 65 Chemical Warnings

Earlier this month, the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) adopted amendments to Prop 65, a state environmental and chemical safety law. 

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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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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The California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) has officially rescinded hazardous waste guidance which had required facilities to count Universal Waste toward monthly generator status.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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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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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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