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01/11/2018

EPA Raises Civil Penalties for RCRA Hazardous Waste Violations, More

Its that time of year again—the time when, since the passage of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015, government agencies including US EPA are required to raise civil penalties annually to match the rate of inflation.

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01/03/2018

EPA Final Rule: Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest User Fees

In an important step toward establishing an electronic system of tracking hazardous waste shipments—the electronic Manifest or “e-Manifest” system—US EPA today posted a Final Rule detailing how the Agency will assess fees to users of the system.  

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01/03/2018

Enrollment Still Open! New RCRA Rules Training in January

In the second half of January, new RCRA rules training comes to Atlanta, Mobile, Chicago, Orlando, St. Louis, Richmond, and Indianapolis. Don't miss a chance to get live, expert-led training on updates to the hazardous waste requirements that impact your facility in major ways.   

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01/02/2018

EPA Hazardous Waste Rules Planned for 2018

Along with many proposed rules planned under various air, water, chemical, and hazardous waste programs, EPA is preparing two hazardous waste Final Rules for publication in 2018.   

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12/19/2017

DOT, EPA, and OSHA Release Latest Regulatory Plans

This week, the Federal government released the Fall 2017 “Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.” Updated twice per year, the Unified Agenda gives industry stakeholders and the public a view into rulemaking activities in progress at major Federal agencies.   

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12/19/2017

What to Do When Your Hazardous Waste Isn’t Hazardous Anymore

When we talk about hazardous waste, we usually talk about EPA’s “cradle-to-grave” management requirements. But what if your hazardous waste stops being hazardous waste at some point in the process? How do change the way you manage it without running afoul of the RCRA regulations?  

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12/18/2017

Hackers Attack Industrial Safety Systems with New Malware

Arecent attack on an industrial facility safety system could be of concern to our readers. Industrial security company FireEye reported on December 14 that an attacker had deployed malware dubbed “Triton” or “Trisis” to disrupt safety instrumented systems (SIS) at a Middle East critical infrastructure facility. 

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12/11/2017

21 Superfund Sites to See Immediate, Intense Cleanup Action

US EPA has released a list of twenty-one Superfund sites targeted for immediate, intense cleanup action based on recommendations submitted by the Superfund Task Force in Summer 2017.

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12/08/2017

Cal DTSC Fines Cable Provider $9.5 Million for Hazardous Waste Violations

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has fined a major cable TV provider for alleged violations of California’s State hazardous waste standards.   

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12/04/2017

How to Be HAZWOPER Ready in 2018

As you make your resolutions for 2018, remember that the most effective emergency responses happen when people are prepared. Planning, training, and practicing for emergencies are important so that everyone knows what they must do and when to do it.

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