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07/20/2021

Oregon Proposes Hazardous Waste Regulation Overhaul

Oregon DEQ has proposed to adopt major changes to the RCRA hazardous waste regulations in EPA's Generator Improvements Rule, as well as other new requirements added to the Federal RCRA program in recent years.

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07/12/2021

California Scrap Yard Cited for Title 22 Violations by DTSC

California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has filed citations against a Fontana-based scrap yard for alleged mismanagement of hazardous waste and failure to train employees.

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07/07/2021

How Texas Rewards Environmental Innovation

If your facility is subject to environmental regulations in Texas, you can propose an alternative method or standard to limit pollution in lieu of following the standard regulations under TCEQ's provisions for Innovative Programs.

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07/06/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 7/6

In this week's Roundup, a solvent recycler agrees to pay $350,000 after RCRA violations allegedly related to the facility's thin-film evaporators were discovered. Plus, EPA finds alleged violations of EPCRA staff training requirements at a power plant among other violations.

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07/02/2021

Dating Hazardous Waste Satellite Containers

Properly managing hazardous waste in a Satellite Accumulation Area (SAA) takes more effort than a typical summer fling. 

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06/28/2021

EPA Won’t Change RCRA Corrosive Hazardous Waste Definition

EPA recently denied a petition that sought to “lower” the threshold for a corrosive hazardous waste from pH 12.5 pH to pH 11.5. It also sought to expand the definition of corrosive to cover non-aqueous wastes.  

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06/25/2021

Are LED Lamps Hazardous Waste?

To determine if LED lamps should be managed as hazardous waste or universal waste, we need to look to closely at the RCRA regulations.

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06/21/2021

e-Manifest Usage Low as June 30 Deadline Looms

June 30, 2021 is the deadline for receiving facilities to start using the electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest (e-Manifest) system to submit hazardous waste transportation paperwork. Find out what that means for hazardous waste generators. 

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06/14/2021

RCRA Update: Latest on Generator Improvements Adoption

Update: Maryland has adopted EPA's RCRA Generator Improvements Rule, effective May 3, 2021. 

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06/07/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/7

In this week's Roundup, a West Virginia metal manufacturing facility agreed to pay $82K after alleged violations related to fugitive particulate matter emissions standards. Plus, TCEQ finds an oil and gas equipment fabricator improperly managed industrial waste at their Texas facility.

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Hazmat Basics: Using Overpacks