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11/21/2019

California DTSC Releases First Ever Hazardous Waste Facility Scorecards

In October, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its first statewide scorecard for permitted facilities that treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste.

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10/29/2019

How Does EPA's Generator Improvements Rule Affect CESQGs?

EPA's Generator Improvements Rule made some important changes for the generator category previously known as Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators or CESQGs.    

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09/30/2019

RCRA Update: Latest on Generator Improvements Adoption

The effective date for US EPA’s Generator Improvements Rule (GIR) was May 30, 2017. As of October 1, 2019, the historic revisions to the RCRA hazardous waste requirements are in place in 23 states.   

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07/31/2019

RCRA and Heavy Metals: The Toxicity Characteristic

When I hear poison and heavy metal in the same sentence, my mind first goes to the 80’s rockers who recorded the #1 hit “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” Second, though, I think of the RCRA toxicity characteristic.

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07/25/2019

EPA Ups e-Manifest User Fees for 2020-21

EPA has announced increased user fees to support its electronic hazardous waste manifest system in fiscal years 2020—21.

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07/22/2019

Hazardous Waste e-Manifests: Making the Switch

While hazardous waste generators can now create e-manifests, some logistical challenges remain that may make it difficult to move away from paper manifests. Here's what's holding some facilites up–and why making the switch as soon as possible is a smart management practice.   

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07/15/2019

How to Identify Reactive Hazardous Wastes

The characteristic of reactivity [40 CFR 261.23] is not just one characteristic; it’s a grouping of eight different properties and none of them have an empirical means of measurement. So how can generators identify reactive hazardous wastes to ensure safe storage and disposal? 

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06/13/2019

New at Lion.com: Storing Hazardous Waste for California Personnel

To help hazardous waste professionals in California effectively train personnel to properly handle hazardous waste on site, Lion launched the Storing Hazardous Waste in California—Ops Online Course this week. 

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06/13/2019

DTSC's Plan to Adopt RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements

California has unveiled a plan to adopt provisions from EPA’s 2016 Generator Improvements Rule into the state’s Title 22 hazardous waste regulations. The major EPA rulemaking overhauled the Federal hazardous waste management requirements, adding more stringent provisions as well as new reliefs for generators.  

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06/11/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/11

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, two food processing and refrigeration facilites will pay nearly $400K combined for failure to comply with emergency planning and release reporting for anhydrous ammonia. In Massachusetts, a metal plating facility will pay for alleged hazardous waste management violations. 

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