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06/25/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 6/24

In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, an oil refinery agrees to pay a $1.6 million penalty and roughly $20 million in pollution control installations for Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a plastic bag manufacturer and an electroplating facility are fined for violating RCRA hazardous waste regulations.

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06/13/2019

DTSC's Plan to Adopt RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements

California has unveiled a plan to adopt provisions from EPA’s 2016 Generator Improvements Rule into the state’s Title 22 hazardous waste regulations. The major EPA rulemaking overhauled the Federal hazardous waste management requirements, adding more stringent provisions as well as new reliefs for generators.  

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06/05/2019

EPA's New Pharma Waste Regs Take Effect August 21

Overhauled requirements for managing hazardous waste pharmaceuticals (HWP) officially take effect on August 21, 2019.

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06/04/2019

New RCRA Rule: Contingency Plan Quick Reference Guide

A new recordkeeping requirement added in EPA's Generator Improvments Rule goes above and beyond what was traditionally required for large quantity generators. See the eight items that must be included in your contingency plan quick reference guide now required under 40 CFR 262.262(b). 

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05/20/2019

RCRA Update: Where is the Generator Improvements Rule in Effect Now?

When EPA creates new rules that are more stringent than previous regulations, as is the case with many of the updates in the landmark 2016 Generator Improvements Rule, all states must adopt the more-stringent provisions in order to maintain authorization to run their state program.  

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05/13/2019

RCRA vs. HAZWOPER: What's the Difference?

If I send my employee to a HAZWOPER training course, will it cover their annual RCRA hazardous waste personnel training?

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04/29/2019

NHTSA Investigating 12.3 Million Cars for Airbag Failure

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating airbags in six different automaker’s cars after reports of faulty electronics that may cause the airbag inflation failure.  

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04/15/2019

EPA to Modernize Ignitable Hazardous Waste Characterization Under RCRA

On April 2, 2019, US EPA proposed a rule to modernize its regulations for characterizing ignitable hazardous wastes.  

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04/08/2019

How to Use the New RCRA Relief for Episodic Events

One topic in the Generator Improvements Rule that may benefit many generators is episodic generation. It allows certain types of generators to maintain a “lower” generator status, even if they have an “episode” of waste generation that would normally push them into a higher generator status.

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04/08/2019

EPA Enforcement Roundup: Week of 4/9

Get the who, where, what, and how much of recent US EPA enforcement actions for violations of air, water, chemical, and hazardous waste regulations. . 

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