The Spring 2020 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and De-regulatory Actions was released just before the July 4th holiday.
We check in on state adoption of the RCRA Generator Improvements Rule, the Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule, and the exclusion for solvent-contaminated wipes and rags (the "Rag Rule").
Update: EPA's Final Rule to modernize the testing standards for ignitable hazardous wastes appeared in the Federal Register on July, 7, 2020. The Final Rule takes effect on September 8, 2020.
As if 2020 hasn’t been challenging enough, the last day to use the ORM-D classification for ground shipments is December 31, 2020.
On June 1st, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection published maximum contaminant levels (MCLs) for two perfluoroalkyl substances, PFOA and PFOS.
In this week's Roundup, a Kansas oil refinery is ordered to pay $4 million for alleged Clean Air Act violations. Plus, a Hawai'i State department has been ordered pay over $125K for allegedly operating illegal cesspools.
One change in EPA's Generator Improvements Rule that provided a new relief for generators is the creation of rules for “episodic generation.” Find out who can use this new relief, and how it could help lighten your regulatory burden.
On May 11, US DOT PHMSA finalized a long-delayed rulemaking (HM 215-O) to harmonize the 49 CFR regulations with evolving international standards.
USPS has revised its Publication 52 regulations for mailing Category B Infectious Substances “to support the rapid deployment of coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnostic tests…”
Update: US EPA published its Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Definition of Waters of the United States to the Federal Register on April 21.
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