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03/15/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/15

In this week's Roundup, a steel manufacturer will upgrade its air pollution control equipment after allegedly violating its Title V permit. Plus, a chemical distributor is expected to pay nearly $130K for alleged missteps in its chemical management processes.

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03/08/2021

How States Size Up Hazardous Waste Generators

State RCRA hazardous waste programs must be at least as stringent as the Federal RCRA regulations, but they are not required to be identical. One area where variations is quite common is the generator size categories. 

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02/25/2021

TCEQ Will Accept Electronic Waste Summary Until April 1

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is offering enforcement discretion for Annual Waste Summaries submitted no later than April 1, 2021.  

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02/23/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/23

In this week's Roundup, three oil companies face $9.6 million in penalties after alleged violations related to Risk Management Plans, hazardous waste management, and Clean Water Act.

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02/16/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/16

In this week's Roundup, a metal recyling company commits to $4.3 million in site improvements, resulting approximately 47 milion pounds of dust pollution reduction at one facility. Plus, an oil and gas provider will bolster its SPCC plans at five facilities after alleged improper discharges of crude oil into WOTUS.

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02/08/2021

Can I Go to Jail for Hazardous Waste Violations?

Can a person be jailed for violating the RCRA hazardous waste regulations? The short answer is yes.

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01/22/2021

Delaware Adopts New Hazardous Waste Regulations

Effective January 21, 2021, Delaware has adopted the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule and new RCRA regulations for hazardous waste pharmaceuticals (HWP), aerosol cans, waste airbags, and more.

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01/18/2021

New York Plans RCRA Overhaul for 2021

New York is planning to adopt major updates to the hazardous waste rules in 6 NYCRR 370—376, including more stringent requirements from EPA's 2016 Generator Improvements Rule.

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01/15/2021

Two Texas Businesses Pay $74K for IHW Violations

This month, TCEQ approved enforcement actions against two businesses for alleged violation's of state requirements for management and disposal of industrial and hazardous waste (IHW).

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01/12/2021

Your Secret Weapon for EHS Compliance

When you are the most knowledgeable regulatory expert around, where do you turn for help?

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RCRA Basics: Hazardous Waste Satellite Areas