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California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) claims that the facility, which paid $1.4 million in penalties in October 2018 following a series of fires, has failed to properly manage its hazardous waste since the settlement.
A Sacramento-based glass recycler has reached a settlement with California regulators after a State investigation allegedly found the company illegally disposed of over 500,000 pounds of batteries.
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control plans to add end-of-life photovoltaic modules, also known as solar panels, to the State universal waste regulations, declassifying most PV modules from their current hazardous waste designation.
California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is preparing to finalize “emergency regulations” to ensure proper recycling and disposal of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT) and CRT glass.
California’s DTSC is nearing completion of an “emergency” rulemaking to raise the maximum penalties for hazardous waste compliance violations in California.
At a June 5 Board meeting, the California State Water Board proposed bolstering California’s Underground Storage Tank program requirements to bring the State program up to date with revised Federal UST rules. US EPA revised its UST program (40 CFR 280) in July 2015. The new EPA UST requirements take full effect in October 2018.
Hazardous wastes that do not require a manifest under the Federal RCRA program are not hazardous wastes in US DOT’s eyes. Does this mean that you can ignore DOT’s 49 CFR hazmat rules when shipping a non-RCRA hazardous waste? Not exactly.
This week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup comes to you from the Golden State, and starts with a reminder for retail facilities that manage regulated hazardous wastes or universal wastes, especially in California: Investigators and State attorneys continue to “dumpster dive” in order to uncover environmental violations.
California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) on Friday ordered a California refinery to dispose of 329 dumpster-sized bins of oil bearing materials that DTSC says the owners accumulated speculatively on site.
Hazardous waste compliance mistakes in California could now cost facilities as much as $70,000 per day, per violation.
Your hazmat paperwork is the first thing a
DOT inspector will ask for during an
inspection. From hazmat training
records to Special Permits, make sure your hazmat documents are in order.