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.
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.
We check in on the latest EPA actions to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) regulations and meet other responsibilities under the TSCA Reform law.
March 1 is here and it's an even numbered year, which means that large quantity generators should have already submitted Biennial Reports that cover activity from 2019. See what goes into the Biennial Report, including a couple of recent changes to the requirements from EPA's Generator Improvements Rule.
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Safety professionals can use this guide as a quick reference to OSHA’s regulations for training hours, days of field experience,
refresher training, and HAZWOPER regulatory references where more information is available. The guide also includes course recommendations for managers or personnel in need of OSHA-required HAZWOPER training.