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11/08/2016

RCRA Generator Improvements Update Webinars Start Nov. 29

To help you keep up with major changes to the US EPA’s hazardous waste regulations, Lion Technology this week launched the live, interactive Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule Webinar.

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09/27/2016

25 Common RCRA Mistakes to Avoid

Recently, the EPA increased its maximum civil penalty for hazardous waste violations to $70,117. That said, EPA does not assess the maximum penalty for every violation. When laying penalties, the US EPA’s RCRA Civil Penalty Policy (based upon Section 3008 of RCRA, 42 U.S.C. § 6928) takes into consideration the seriousness of a violation, any good-faith efforts to comply with applicable requirements, and other factors to calculate an appropriate monetary penalty. 

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08/17/2016

Wine Bottle Maker to Pay $3.5M for Title 22 Hazardous Waste Violations in California

A wine bottle maker in Madera, California will pay $3,500,000 to settle violations of State hazardous waste requirements, including failure to adequately train employees to properly handle hazardous waste...

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07/26/2016

EPA Requests Comments on E-Manifests Fee Schedule

In the Federal Register today, US EPA posted a Final Rule to lay out its methodology for creating a user fee schedule for its electronic hazardous waste manifest (e-Manifest) tracking and recordkeeping system for hazardous waste shipments. The Final Rule also includes amendments to e-Manifest regulations initially published in February 2014.

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07/26/2016

How to Prepare for a RCRA Hazardous Waste Inspection

Hazardous waste inspections can happen any time and knowing what to expect is crucial to make sure a knock at your door doesn't send you scrambling at the last second. Knowing your responsibilities and keeping your site in full compliance has never been more crucial; EPA recently raised the maximum civil penalty for hazardous waste noncompliance from $37,500 to $70,117 per day, per violation...

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04/26/2016

How to Manage Aerosol Cans Under RCRA Hazardous Waste Rules

Updated: In late 2019, US EPA finalized a rulemaking to add aerosol cans to the universal waste program at 40 CFR Part 273. 

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12/31/2015

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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12/08/2011

EPA Guidance Document: How Do I Keep My RCRA Waste Containers "Closed"?

Whether it is your 90-day storage area, your 180-day storage area, or your satellite accumulation area, all containers that contain hazardous waste must remain “closed,” except when adding or removing waste [40 CFR 265.173(a)].
 
The word “closed” is...

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