Environmental professionals often look to EPA letters of interpretation for clarity on specific hazardous waste management issues that arise at their facilities. Interpretations can be a useful tool for seeing the real-world implications of environmental regulations, but should be viewed with a few cautions in mind.
US EPA has re-opened the public comment period on a proposed rulemaking to authorize changes made to Washington’s State dangerous waste compliance requirements. The updates, which include a number of more stringent State rules, are listed in the Federal Register.
Sorry, Charlie! A major canned tuna fish producer will now pay more than $6,000,000 to resolve alleged violations of wastewater permitting, Clean Water Act, RCRA hazardous waste, and Clean Air Act chemical storage requirements.
When natural disasters strike, EHS professionals have a responsibility to keep employees safe and protect their facilities. Already this summer, we’ve seen Hurricane Harvey disrupt the petrochemical industry in Texas and Hurricane Irma devastate the Caribbean and South Florida.
Seven individuals who responded to the flooded organic peroxides plant in Crosby, TX during Hurricane Harvey have now filed suit against the global chemical company that owns the facility.
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The governor of Texas has approved a request from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to suspend a number of environmental compliance requirements in 30 TAC.
In the wake of devastating flooding and disruption of industrial operations caused by Hurricane Harvey, the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) has issued a Safety Alert for petrochemical facilities in Texas that will restart operations in the coming weeks and months.
The New Jersey Site Remediation Professional Licensing Board (SRPL Board) has approved Lion Technology’s Complete Environmental Regulations Workshop for 7 Regulatory Continuing Education Credits (CECs).
In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, an environmental fugitive is on the run after escaping police custody, a metal etching company pays for RCRA hazardous waste violations, and more.
Prepared by hazardous waste training leader
Lion Technology Inc., this report covers what’s
happened since the new hazardous waste rules took effect.