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05/11/2018

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/14

Learn from the latest US EPA enforcement actions and avoid environmetnal compliance violations that cost these businesses over $1 million combined. 

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04/30/2018

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 5/1

In this week’s EPA Enforcement Roundup, a midstream natural gas firm, an eyeglass lens manufacturer, and a packaging company face fines for noncompliance with EPA air, water, and chemical regulations.

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04/23/2018

Alabama, North Carolina, and Virginia Adopt New RCRA Hazardous Waste Rules

EPA’s Generator Improvements Rule took effect on May 30, 2017. US states have 1 to 2 years from that date to adopt updates to the hazardous waste regulations. EPA has made available a list on its website with relatively up-to-date information regarding states’ plans to adopt the Generator Improvements Rule.

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04/20/2018

What Is the Hazardous Waste Derived-from Rule and How Does It Work?

The “derived-from” rule—found at 40 CFR 262.3(c)(2)(i)—states that, unless excluded, a waste generated from the treatment, storage, or disposal of a listed hazardous waste is also a hazardous waste. The derived-from rule intends to prevent generators and TSDFs from circumventing the land disposal restriction requirements that apply to a waste the moment it’s generated.  

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04/16/2018

3 Ways to Ship Hazardous Waste in California

Hazardous wastes that do not require a manifest under the Federal RCRA program are not hazardous wastes in US DOT’s eyesDoes this mean that you can ignore DOT’s 49 CFR hazmat rules when shipping a non-RCRA hazardous waste? Not exactly.  

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04/16/2018

Selling Out Fast: 1-Hour E-Manifest Webinar Sessions Added

Lion Technology has added more sessions of its live, one-hour E-Manifest System Webinar to our 2018 EHS training schedule. Lion will present the webinar five times in May.  

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04/10/2018

How, When, and Why to Use the Hazardous Waste Mixture Rule

Tips on how, when, and why to use the hazardous waste mixture rule at 40 CFR 261.3 to minimize the hazardous waste your site generates, reduce disposal costs, and protect the environment.

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04/10/2018

In April/May: Top-rated RCRA Training in the Midwest and Texas

Learn the latest hazardous waste requirements that impact your facility, including major changes under EPA’s “Generator Improvements Rule, in effect now! Join a full-time Lion instructor to meet EPA’s annual training mandate, earn CEUs and CM points, and get resources to back up your compliance decisions.  

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03/27/2018

Lion Scores Four Nominations for Best Safety Training 2018

Four popular Lion Technology training programs have been nominated for Best Safety Training 2018 in ISHN’s Readers’ Choice Awards! Submit your vote and let the world know you completed the best training available.   

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03/26/2018

New Dates Added! EPA’s e-Manifest System Live Training

Lion has added two new sessions of the EPA’s new E-Manifest System Webinar to our Spring 2018 schedule. Join a full-time Lion instructor and RCRA expert and learn what you need to know to ensure a transition to electronic Manifests...

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When US EPA introduced the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the hazardous waste management standards included reduced requirements for some large-volume wastes. After studying the hazards of wastes in oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) operations, as directed by the US Congress, EPA determined regulation of these wastes under RCRA was not warranted. Therefore, many oil and gas E&P wastes are excluded from the RCRA Subtitle C hazardous waste management standards.

Understanding the RCRA Exclusion for Oil and Gas