DTSC has issued a $64,350 penalty to a metalworking business in Lynwood, CA for alleged hazardous waste violations in the Golden State.
In October, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) released its first statewide scorecard for permitted facilities that treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste.
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.
A marijuana production facility has been indicted by Federal prosecutors for the alleged illegal disposal of over 1,500 lbs. of hazardous waste on various properties within San Diego County, California.
To help hazardous waste professionals in California effectively train personnel to properly handle hazardous waste on site, Lion launched the Storing Hazardous Waste in California—Ops Online Course this week.
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.
This time, the bill is $7.4 million.
Which is scarier: Seeing a ghost or finding out that your business owes more than $1 million in fines for avoidable environmental violations? Talk about terror!
California’s DTSC is nearing completion of an “emergency” rulemaking to raise the maximum penalties for hazardous waste compliance violations in California.
Hazardous wastes that do not require a manifest under the Federal RCRA program are not hazardous wastes in US DOT’s eyes. Does 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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Prepared by hazardous waste training leader
Lion Technology Inc., this report covers what’s
happened since the new hazardous waste rules took effect.