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.
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.
The US Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (DOT PHMSA) will host a public meeting on June 17, 2019 in Washington D.C. to receive and respond to stakeholder input on the development of the 2020 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG).
Let’s review two recent OSHA citations that involved lockout/tagout violations to see how these procedures can save lives at any facility where employees maintain or service machinery.
If I send my employee to a HAZWOPER training course, will it cover their annual RCRA hazardous waste personnel training?
This summer, we will observe the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River Fire of 1969. In fact, this year represents anniversary dates for four major environmental disasters that greatly influenced environmental policy in the United States.
In this week's EPA Enforcement Roundup, regulated businesses will pay civil penalties for Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act violations and a manufacturer settles with EPA for $16.2 million in Superfund cleanup costs.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently found dangerous levels of hazardous chemicals at an unlicensed solid-waste facility in Vernon, NJ. The staggering seven-story dirt pile that had allegedly been operating as an illegal dump site has recently come under increased scrutiny.
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.
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