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The latest update to EPA's Definition of Solid Waste will re-instate the 2008 “transfer based exclusion” for reclamation activities and adjust the “four factors” for legitimate recycling, which EPA bolstered in the 2015 DSW rule.
EPA will rescind some new chemical Risk Management Plan requirements for chemical facitlies promulgated in response to an April 2013 ammonium nitrate explosion in West, Texas that killed fifteen, injured 160, and damaged or destroyed 150 buildings.
(UPDATE 03/19/18) EPA's proposal to add hazardous waste aerosol cans to the RCRA universal waste program appeared in the Federal Register on Friday, March 16.
Environmental professionals often look to EPA letters of interpretation for clarity on specific hazardous waste management issues that arise at their facilities. Interpretations can be a useful tool for seeing the real-world implications of environmental regulations, but should be viewed with a few cautions in mind.
Knowing when and how to mix hazardous waste with used oil can save generators time and money in many ways. Some mixtures of waste and used oil are not hazardous waste, and these mixtures are not subject to RCRA accumulation time limits, inspection requirements, or manifesting.
Before becoming EPA Administrator, Scott Pruitt often challenged new US EPA Clean Air Act rules in court as Attorney General of Oklahoma. Now, it seems, the tables have turned—today Pruitt and his EPA face their own set of legal challenges from Attorneys General across the US.
In July, join us for nationally trusted training on the latest RCRA rules - including updates under EPA's "Generator Improvements Rule" - in Charlotte, Orlando, Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, Memphis, and more!
Lion Technology’s RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Workshop is now updated to cover major changes for facilities in EPA’s Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule. This month, join us in Albany, Rochester, Boston, Hartford, NJ, Philadelphia, and Baltimore for RCRA training trusted nationwide.
Have you ever wished there were some (legal) way around the RCRA hazardous waste requirements? Recycling certain hazardous secondary materials offers a number of ways for facilities to exclude those materials from US EPA’s definition of solid waste (DSW). If a material is not a solid waste, then by definition it cannot be a hazardous waste.
For hazardous waste generators, the next 30 days are critically important: On May 30, 2017, EPA’s RCRA “Generator Improvements Rule” takes effect. With the new rule come a number of landmark changes...
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