March 1 is here and it's an even numbered year, which means that large quantity generators should have already submitted Biennial Reports that cover activity from 2019. See what goes into the Biennial Report, including a couple of recent changes to the requirements from EPA's Generator Improvements Rule.
In this week's Roundup, a welding supply company and a motor manufacturer pay over $200K to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations. Plus, EPA alleges a New England waste management company of violating Federal PCB regulations.
The words Ignitable and flammable seem like synonyms; in the most basic sense, both warn of a fire risk. But if you manage hazardous waste or ship hazardous materials, both terms should raise a red flag for you.
Earlier this month, a New Jersey business owner was ordered to pay $4.2 million in restitution and sentenced to 30 days in prison to resolve Federal hazardous waste violations. In addition, the business owner is required to complete 30 days of house arrest and three years of probation.
New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation (NY DEC) is preparing to adopt major changes to the RCRA hazardous waste regulations finalized since 2012.
One of many notable changes in the revised RCRA regulations are provisions that bolster emergency preparedness requirements for both small and large quantity generators "in areas where hazardous waste is generated and accumulated," include satellite accumulation areas.
In this week's Roundup, an oil and gas company will pay $1.95 million to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations. Plus, a hazmat drum maker and a motor fuels distributor were both named in a $1.3 million settlement over their alleged connection to an Ohio Superfund site.
A Charlotte-based electricity provider has struck a deal with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to eliminate 72.5 million tons of coal ash from six sites across the state. The settlement resolves allegations that the company stored coal ash in landfills and ponds for decades.
DOT hazmat training comes to Philadelphia and Baltimore starting next week. Check out Lion's full 2020 schedule of hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and EPA regulations workshops here.
On January 13, US EPA increased its monetary civil penalties for violations of hazardous waste, air, water, chemical, and other environmental laws and regulations.
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This report answers two common questions concerning the hazardous waste manifest: "Is training required for person who sign the manifest?" and "If so, what training is required?"