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On November 18, EPA Inspector General Charles Sheehan notified regional environmental agencies of a Montana visitor center selling toxic copper smelting waste in resealable, plastic sandwich bags to tourists.
UPDATE 12/09/19: EPA's Final Rule to add hazardous waste aerosol cans to the universal waste program appeared in the Federal Register today, December 9, 2019.
To help New Jersey Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) earn the continuing education needed to maintain the LSRP license, Lion Technology recently sought and received approval for two self-paced online courses.
In October, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its first statewide scorecard for permitted facilities that treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste.
In this week's Roundup, a hazardous waste disposal company and lumber supplier are fined nearly $400k combined for RCRA violations. Plus, a Salt Lake City-based chemical manufacturing facility resolves over $300k in FIFRA violations.
The EPA is stepping in to investigate buried waste at a house in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. The waste was found in July, 2018 and subsequent tests revealed elevated levels of lead and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in soil throughout the neighborhood.
The Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) specifically refer to hazardous waste at 49 CFR 172.205 and requires the use of EPA Form 8700-22 as the shipping paper (i.e., the “manifest”). Do hazardous waste shippers need DOT hazmat training to sign the manifest?
In this week's Roundup, a Kansas City chemical manufacturer faces over $700,000 in RCRA-related fines and penalties. Plus, a company that distributes lawn and turf care products must pay nearly $80,000 for allegedly mislabling weed-killer products against FIFRA regulations.
In this week's Roundup, two New England fuel transportation companies are fined $1.3 million for alleged Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act violations. Plus, a Minnesota ethanol manufacturer is ordered to pay $53,000 for alleged hazardous waste and Clean Water Act violations.
EPA's Generator Improvements Rule made some important changes for the generator category previously known as Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators or CESQGs.
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.