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08/30/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/30

In this week's Roundup, a metal recycler will pay $500,000 to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations related to two facility explosions in 2020. Plus, a mineral facility agrees to serve five years probation and pay civil and criminal penalties after EPA and OSHA find the company allegedly exposed workers to arsenic hazards.

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08/26/2021

Quick Quiz: Wipe or Not a Wipe?

Before you wipe the work off your desk for the weekend, try this quick quiz to see if you can identify which items would qualify for exclusion from RCRA as a “wipe.”

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08/24/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/24

In this week's Roundup, a silicon manufacturer agrees to pay $2.3 million to resolve various alleged environmental violations as the facility pivots to specialty silicon manufacturing. Plus, a Canadian logistics company is found responsible for alleged unauthorized discharges of bilge water into Lake Ontario.

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08/02/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 8/2

In this week's Roundup, a beauty products maker in Illinois faces a civil penalty of $175K for alleged RCRA violations. Plus, a Nebraska construction company agrees to modify its pollution management processes to comply with its Clean Water Act permit.

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07/21/2021

Do I Need a RCRA Permit to Neutralize a Waste?

An Environmental Manager asks: Can I neutralize a hazardous waste before it’s shipped it off site to lower my transportation and disposal costs?  

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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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In 1995, US EPA passed the Universal Waste Rule, which created relaxed standards for managing common hazardous wastes like light bulbs, batteries, mercury-containing equipment, and more. While universal wastes are subject to less stringent regulations than “fully-regulated” hazardous wastes, there are still rules to follow to manage them properly. Use this guide to spot and correct common universal waste errors before they result in a notice of violation during a Federal or State inspection.

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