Update 10/05/2020: The RCRA Generator Improvements Rule is now in effect in Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
A California appeals court panel ruled recently that one of America’s biggest retailers must give investigators ten years of information about its hazardous waste management and disposal procedures.
In this week's Roundup, a Colorado cold storage facility pays over $150K to resolve alleged Clean Air Act Risk Management Plan violations. Plus, a wood treatment company in Maryland settles with EPA for $50K in alleged RCRA violations.
When does a material become a hazardous waste? While the phrase “point of generation” is used in the regulations, it is not clearly defined.. EPA has been reticent to codify any specific definition, in part because they realize that the decision is going to be based on a number of factors. So let’s explore those factors a little.
On August 20, EPA announced updated guidance to assist generators, transporters, and designated facilities with signing the hazardous waste manifest amid the coronavirus pandemic.
US EPA recently reminded hazardous waste facilities that, starting September 1, 2021, small quantity generators must re-notify EPA of their activities once every four years.
Update: On July 20, 2020, Louisiana became the 27th state to adopt EPA's RCRA hazardous waste Generator Improvements Rule.
This blog answers three common questions from hazardous waste generators concerning EPA notification and EPA ID numbers: Do we need an EPA ID number?; How do we get an EPA ID number?; and When and how do I notify and re-notify EPA of my hazardous waste activities?
With these twelve new webinar sessions, Lion makes it easier for professionals to safely complete required hazardous materials and hazardous waste training, maintain their professional credentials, and stay ahead of changing regulations.
Update: EPA's Final Rule to modernize the testing standards for ignitable hazardous wastes appeared in the Federal Register on July, 7, 2020. The Final Rule takes effect on September 8, 2020.
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