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01/28/2019

Hospital Fined $360,000 for Pharma Hazardous Waste Violations

For alleged improper disposal of pharmaceutical hazardous wastes over a three-year period, a teaching hospital in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin will pay $360,000.  

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01/21/2019

Illinois the 20th State to Adopt RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements

In December, Illinois became the latest state to adopt US EPA’s new, stricter hazardous waste requirements.

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12/28/2018

EPA Suspends Support Services Amid Shutdown

Starting tonight at 12:00 midnight, US EPA will suspend its support for the new electronic Manifest (e-Manifest) system and the RCRAinfo portal used by hazardous waste generators, transporters, and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) due to the Federal government shutdown.   

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11/30/2018

Final Rule Alert: EPA Exempts Recalled Airbags from RCRA Hazardous Waste Rules

US EPA published its Interim final rule Safe Management of Recalled Airbagsto the Federal Register on Friday, November 30.

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11/27/2018

Final Rule Alert: PHMSA Raises Hazmat Penalties for 2019

This minor adjustment occurs once per year—but with penalties assessed on a per day, per violation basis, even small increases to penalties can quickly add up.

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11/26/2018

PHMSA Proposes HM 215-O to Harmonize 49 CFR with International Hazmat Requirements

Updates in the proposed rule will incorporate recent amendments to international regulation and consensus standards into 49 CFR and make changes to nearly every part of the hazmat rules, including Proper Shipping Names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging authorizations, and quantity limits. 

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11/13/2018

New EPA Rules Will Facilitate Worldwide Airbag Recall

Update: US EPA published its Interim Final Rule Safe Management of Recalled Airbags to the Federal Register on Friday, November 30.

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11/12/2018

New EPA Pharmaceutical Hazardous Waste Rules Coming Soon

US EPA is preparing to finalize regulations that could have a major impact on the way healthcare facilities and others manage pharmaceutical hazardous wastes. 

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10/30/2018

Two $1 Million Hazardous Waste Settlements Reached with Cal DTSC

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!

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