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09/17/2018

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 9/18

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, a wood treatment facility and a city power and water authority will pay for hazardous waste and Clean Water Act violations, respectively. In addition, EPA will collect a civil penalty from a city-owned incinerator in New Hampshire...  

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08/31/2018

New RCRA Rule: Hazardous Waste Determination Recordkeeping

In some ways, it was the most significant new regulation for hazardous waste in the 21st century. In other ways, all it did was rearrange old stuff into a more convenient, intuitive order. Here we break down one of most subtle, yet impactful, changes for hazardous waste generators in US EPA’s Generator Improvements Rule.  

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08/27/2018

Cal DTSC to Finalize Relaxed CRT Disposal Regulations

California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is preparing to finalize “emergency regulations” to ensure proper recycling and disposal of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT) and CRT glass.  

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08/13/2018

Is Every RCRA Waste a DOT Hazardous Material?

When you work in EHS, you learn fast that similar words and phrases often have distinct meanings and that understanding these meanings is crucial to staying in compliance. Terms like “hazardous waste,” “hazardous material,” “hazardous substance,” and “hazardous pollutant” look very similar...  

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07/26/2018

Final Rule Alert: EPA Amends 2015 Coal Combustion Residuals Rule

New Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Wednesday, July 18 announced that the Agency has finalized a set of amendments to the 2015 CCR Rule, which regulated the disposal of coal combustion residuals.  

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07/19/2018

No Permit Needed: Treating D001 Ignitable Liquids On Site

Over the next few weeks here at Lion News, we will share some strategies for managing D001 wastes in a way that maximizes personnel safety and, when possible, minimizes compliance costs. We start today with tips for how to treat a liquid ignitable waste without a RCRA permit to achieve exclusion.

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07/16/2018

EPA to Set New MCLs for PFOA and PFOS

Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to set maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for two toxic chemicals, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), under authority granted to the Agency by the Safe Drinking Water Act.  

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06/28/2018

Emergency Regulation: California Hazardous Waste Penalties

California’s DTSC is nearing completion of an “emergency” rulemaking to raise the maximum penalties for hazardous waste compliance violations in California.  

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06/28/2018

Texas to Start Adopting RCRA Generator Improvements This Summer

In Summer 2018, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Office of Industrial and Hazardous Waste (I&HW) will begin the internal process of adopting EPA’s “Generator Improvements” into Texas’ I&HW regulations.   

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06/22/2018

California to Update Underground Storage Tank Program

At a June 5 Board meeting, the California State Water Board proposed bolstering California’s Underground Storage Tank program requirements to bring the State program up to date with revised Federal UST rules. US EPA revised its UST program (40 CFR 280) in July 2015. The new EPA UST requirements take full effect in October 2018.

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