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06/28/2021

EPA Won’t Change RCRA Corrosive Hazardous Waste Definition

EPA recently denied a petition that sought to “lower” the threshold for a corrosive hazardous waste from pH 12.5 pH to pH 11.5. It also sought to expand the definition of corrosive to cover non-aqueous wastes.  

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06/21/2021

e-Manifest Usage Low as June 30 Deadline Looms

June 30, 2021 is the deadline for receiving facilities to start using the electronic Hazardous Waste Manifest (e-Manifest) system to submit hazardous waste transportation paperwork. Find out what that means for hazardous waste generators. 

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06/07/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/7

In this week's Roundup, a West Virginia metal manufacturing facility agreed to pay $82K after alleged violations related to fugitive particulate matter emissions standards. Plus, TCEQ finds an oil and gas equipment fabricator improperly managed industrial waste at their Texas facility.

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05/24/2021

What is an Acute Hazardous Waste?

Some hazardous wastes are more hazardous than others. Find out how generating an "acutely" hazardous waste can impact your RCRA generator status and your accumulation of waste in satellite areas. 

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05/21/2021

Ohio Industrial Shop Cited for Storing 38K Pounds of Hazardous Waste

Three operators of a defunct plating shop face felony charges for allegedly storing hazardous waste and operating a hazardous waste facility without a license.

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05/17/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/17

In this week's Roundup, a chemical production facility faces multiple RCRA violations after an alleged accidental release of hydrofruoric acid in 2019. Plus, a garbage truck manufacturer agrees to pay $50K for allegedly failing to train hazardous waste personnel among other violations.

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05/07/2021

25K Barrels Possibly Containing DDT Found Off California Coast

Last month, marine scientists identified as many as 25,000 barrels believed to contain dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, better known as DDT, in the Pacific Ocean. The hazardous waste barrels were discovered on the ocean floor between Catalina Island and the Los Angeles coast.

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05/04/2021

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/4

In this week's Roundup, a cement maker pays $850K to maintain full compliance with its discharge permit. Plus, EPA finds a wood treatment plant allegedly failed to provide hazardous waste training to employees and mistreated 1.7 million gallons of hazardous waste.

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05/03/2021

EPA Outlines Priorities for 2021-22

President Biden’s fiscal year 2022 discretionary request of $11.2 billion for the Environmental Protection Agency represents the largest ever for the Agency.

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04/29/2021

Texas Plans January 2022 Effective Date for RCRA Generator Improvements

TCEQ has released projected milestone dates for a rulemaking that will adopt three updates made to the RCRA hazardous waste regulations by US EPA between 2015 and 2018—including the landmark Generator Improvements Rule.    

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