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On September 24, US EPA signed a proposed rule to update the requirements for import and export shipments of hazardous waste.
In the September 25, 2015 Federal Register, US EPA posted two proposed rules that will affect hazardous waste generators, the Hazardous Waste Generators Improvements Rule and the Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule.
On Friday, September 18, 2015, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) held a public meeting to address issues of lithium battery air transport safety. The meeting was scheduled in part to help US regulators prepare for the upcoming ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel in Montreal next month, at which lithium batteries will be a major topic of discussion...
US industry has changed a lot since 1976, when Congress first passed the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The US EPA began issuing hazardous waste regulations in 1980 and had largely completed the task by 1994. But as US industry evolves, so must the EPA hazardous waste regulations...
As wildfires scorch hundreds of thousands of acres in California, the state’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has released two fact sheets to help residents and emergency remediation workers properly deal with the hazardous waste the fires create...
When shipped by ground, air, or vessel, small quantities of hazardous materials (or dangerous goods)—referred to as "limited quantities"—are granted relief from certain hazmat shipping requirements.
This fall, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) will release the 57th edition of its Dangerous Goods Regulation, or DGR. Mandatory compliance with the new rules starts January 1, 2016...
In today's Federal Register (September 10, 2015), the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a Final Rule to officially codify the agency's standard operating procedures for evaluating hazmat special permit and approval applications...
On April 6, 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency proposed a new reporting/recordkeeping rule regarding nanoscale materials that are already in commerce. If finalized, the rule will require companies that manufacture or process chemicals at the nanoscale level to electronically report to US EPA information about the materials' chemical identity, production volume, methods of manufacture and processing, uses, exposure, and release data and available health and safety data...
What to do before, during, and after a RCRA
hazardous waste inspection to defend your site from rising state and Federal penalties.