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Update 11/30/18: US EPA published its Safe Management of Recalled Airbags interim Final Rule to the Federal Register today. The new rule conditionally exempts airbag wastes, i.e., recalled airbag inflators and airbag modules, from the RCRA hazardous waste management requirements. 


As proposed, EPA’s new pharmaceutical hazardous waste regulations will revise the rules for accumulating, counting, labeling, shipping, and disposing of these hazardous wastes. In other words, healthcare facilities should expect major changes to the way they manage pharmaceutical hazardous waste on site.


In response to petitions from hazmat shippers, industry groups, and stakeholders, US DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a Final Rule on November 7, 2018 to update, clarify, streamline, and provide new relief from certain hazmat rules.


How do we know when DOT will allow us to reuse a package, e.g., a drum? What are the requirements for reusing packaging, and where can shippers find them?


In late 2017, the state of Ohio added three new types of Universal waste to its existing universal waste requirements. Read on to find out which common waste items may now be managed as universal waste in the Buckeye State. 


There’s already a lot about RCRA that’s new and different, in part thanks to the Generator Improvements Rule finalized in late 2016. EPA has more new rules planned for late 2018 and early 2019—two of which will simplify things for some hazardous waste generators.

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