UPDATE 12/09/19: EPA's Final Rule to add hazardous waste aerosol cans to the universal waste program appeared in the Federal Register today, December 9, 2019.
This week, an agricultural retailer is ordered to purchase over $8k in emergency equipment for local first responders in addition to paying a penalty for RMP violations. Plus, an Arizona pesticide distributor pays $200k in FIFRA penalties for allegedly making false and misleading claims about its products.
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.
EPA's Generator Improvements Rule made some important changes for the generator category previously known as Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators or CESQGs.
Update: Indiana and Wyoming are the two most recent states to adopt EPA's Generator Improvements Rule.
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.
EPA has announced increased user fees to support its electronic hazardous waste manifest system in fiscal years 2020—21.
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.
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?
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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Prepared by hazardous waste training leader
Lion Technology Inc., this report covers what’s
happened since the new hazardous waste rules took effect.