Earlier this month, a judge ordered the owner of an alleged illegal commercial dump site to pay $60,260 in fines and court fees and gave a 90-day jail sentence for the illegal operation. The ruling came after 90 municipal summonses and a multi-year investigation by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) into the alleged operation in Vernon, NJ.
In this week's Roundup, a wastewater facility must pay over $2 billion in penalties and site improvements over alleged Clean Water Act violations. Plus, a chemical manufacturer that failed to comply with Toxic Release Inventory reporting regs now faces a nearly $200,000 settlement with US EPA.
The effective date for US EPA’s Generator Improvements Rule (GIR) was May 30, 2017. As of October 1, 2019, the historic revisions to the RCRA hazardous waste requirements are in place in 23 states.
To help EHS professionals in California secure up-to-date training for hazardous waste personnel, Lion recently launched the online course Storing & Shipping Hazardous Waste in California—Ops.
California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) claims that the facility, which paid $1.4 million in penalties in October 2018 following a series of fires, has failed to properly manage its hazardous waste since the settlement.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) arrested the owner of a hazardous waste disposal business for alleged illegal disposal of biomedical waste.
A Sacramento-based glass recycler has reached a settlement with California regulators after a State investigation allegedly found the company illegally disposed of over 500,000 pounds of batteries.
When I hear poison and heavy metal in the same sentence, my mind first goes to the 80’s rockers who recorded the #1 hit “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.” Second, though, I think of the RCRA toxicity characteristic.
EPA has announced increased user fees to support its electronic hazardous waste manifest system in fiscal years 2020—21.
A common hurdle to hiring an EHS consultant or asking for help is that “we don’t know what we don’t know.” However, an outside perspective can determine potential risks for fines and penalties and even offer insights that will save you money.
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