Compliance Archives - February 2017
New RCRA Exclusions: Generator-Controlled ReclamationWhen the EPA promulgated changes to its definition of solid waste on January 13, 2015, the Agency created several new exclusions for certain types of hazardous secondary material reclamation. This is the first in a series of articles, where we will examine each of these new exclusions. Today, we examine the exclusion for “generator-controlled” reclamation.
PHMSA Guidance on Use of International Hazmat Shipping StandardsIn the notice issued today, February 27, PHMSA states that hazmat inspectors will not take enforcement action against any offeror or carrier who are properly using the 2017-18 versions of the IMDG Code or ICAO Technical Instructions (TI) when all or part of the transportation is by air or vessel.
8 Essentials for Every Hazardous Waste InspectionWhile a compliance “binder” may seem like an out of date term, it is still a useful concept. When an inspector visits your site, there are certain key paperwork items he or she will want to see. When you keep all these crucial EHS documents together, it can reduce your stress during the inspection and make for an easier, faster process overall.
EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/21Every day, facilities across the US receive Notices of Violation from US EPA for alleged noncompliance with a wide variety of programs like the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, chemical management and reporting regulations (TSCA, EPCRA, CERCLA, etc.), hazardous waste management and disposal standards (RCRA), and much more.
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