US EPA closed out 2018 with a proposal to revise its Supplemental Cost Finding for the 2012 Mercury Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Final Rule. In it, the Agency states that it is not “appropriate and necessary” to regulate hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions from coal- or oil-fired electricity generating units (EGUs).
2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the commencement of cleanup activities at the “Valley of the Drums” in Brooks, Kentucky. Now seems like as good a time as any to review the history, current statistics, and interesting facts about Superfund sites across the United States.
A smart environmental professional learns from his or her mistakes. A wise environmental professional learns from the mistakes of others.
At 40 CFR 144, the EPA defines six (6) classes of wells subject to differing Underground Injection Control (or UIC) requirements.
The hotly contested 2015 Waters of the United States Rule essentially expanded EPA’s authority to regulate rivers, lakes, and other bodies of water under the Clean Water Act.
On November 14, 2018, US EPA proposed a deregulatory action to exempt air emissions from animal waste from the EPCRA chemical release reporting requirements.
US EPA is preparing to finalize regulations that could have a major impact on the way healthcare facilities and others manage pharmaceutical hazardous wastes.
Which is scarier: Seeing a ghost or finding out that your business owes more than $1 million in fines for avoidable environmental violations? Talk about terror!
EPA has more new rules planned for late 2018 and early 2019—two of which will simplify things for some hazardous waste generators. Which ones affect you?
Want to know if there are any Superfund sites in your backyard?
Find out which tanks and substances
are regulated under EPA’s Underground
Storage Tank (UST) program.