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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.
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.
Overhauled requirements for managing hazardous waste pharmaceuticals (HWP) officially take effect on August 21, 2019.
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).
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.
If I send my employee to a HAZWOPER training course, will it cover their annual RCRA hazardous waste personnel training?
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.
On April 2, 2019, US EPA proposed a rule to modernize its regulations for characterizing ignitable hazardous wastes.
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.
Get the who, where, what, and how much of recent US EPA enforcement actions for violations of air, water, chemical, and hazardous waste regulations. .
Lithium battery regulations are complex and constantly evolving. If you’re just starting out with lithium battery shipping, answering the four questions in this guide will help you determine how stringently your shipment will be regulated and where to find the rules you need to ensure compliance.