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05/09/2022

EPA Must Act on Petition to List PVC as Hazardous Waste

US EPA must decide by January 20, 2023 whether to list discarded polyvinyl chloride (PVC) as a hazardous waste under the RCRA regulations.  

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04/01/2022

Third RCRA e-Manifest Rule Proposed

A proposed rule to amend the regulations for electronic hazardous waste manifests appeared in the Federal Register on April 1, 2022.  

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03/08/2022

Chicago Hazmat & RCRA Training Starts April 4

Updated workshops for hazardous waste professionals and hazmat ground & air shippers start April 4 in Chicago. 

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03/07/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 3/7

In this week's Roundup, a retailer agrees to a $3.94 million settlement to resolve allegations of improper hazardous waste management. Plus, an automobile manufacturer must develop a plan to minimize hazardous air pollutant emissions.

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03/01/2022

Quick Quiz: 2020 RCRA Biennial Report Data

Test your knowledge of hazardous waste activity in the US, based on Biennial Report data US EPA collected in 2020. 

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02/27/2022

Coronavirus News Hub For EHS Pros

We've compiled a list of news updates related to the coronavirus pandemic that supply chain managers, environmental compliance officers, OSHA safety personnel, hazmat logistics employees and other EH&S workers need to know.

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02/24/2022

Are All Pesticides Universal Waste Under RCRA?

How to identify hazardous waste pesticides that may be managed as universal waste under the RCRA regulations in 40 CFR Part 273. 

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02/15/2022

California Sues Retail Chain for Alleged Title 22 Violations

The California Attorney General, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), and 12 local prosecutors filed a lawsuit against a major US retail chain for alleged violations of State and Federal hazardous waste regulations.

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02/14/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/14

In this week's Roundup, an employer's assets are frozen after alleged repeated RCRA violations at a pesticide distributor. Plus, a paper mill agrees to pay $1.1 million to resolve alleged hydrogen sulfide emissions violations.

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02/07/2022

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 2/7

In this week's Roundup, a company that makes construction materials agrees to pay $105,000 for alleged TRI reporting missteps. Plus, a chemical plant is required to make hazardous waste determinations on its cleaning agents.

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