One of the three major types of hazardous waste “manifest discrepancies” listed in 40 CFR § 265.72 is rejected wastes, which is defined as a full or partial shipment of hazardous waste that the designated… Read More »Managing Manifest Requirements for Rejected Hazardous Waste Shipments
There are many businesses that either produce or consume containerized products, and in doing so these businesses may find themselves with empty containers. Depending on the material that was last inside that container, that empty… Read More »Empty Containers: The difference between RCRA Empty and DOT Empty
According to Section 262.27 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Waste Minimization Certification, a generator who initiates a shipment of hazardous waste must certify to one of the following statements on the Uniform Hazardous Waste… Read More »Hazardous Waste Minimization Program – In-Place
The requirements for accumulation (storage) in a central Accumulation area can be found in 40CFR 262.17: Conditions for exemption for a large quantity generator that accumulates hazardous waste. There are requirements listed for ignitable and… Read More »Segregation Requirements in Accumulation Areas
Federal regulations require large and small quantity generators of hazardous waste to obtain an EPA Identification (EPA ID) number using EPA Form 8700-12 and to submit the completed form to the authorized state agency or EPA regional office… Read More »How do I Obtain an EPA ID Number?
RCRA training helps to protect employees, prevent spills, and avoid costly EPA penalties as they carry out tasks involving hazardous waste. This training informs employees of EPA standards (found in 40 CFR Part 262) that… Read More »What are the training requirements under RCRA for Generators of hazardous waste?
July 2020 USEPA is ending the COVID-19 Enforcement Discretion Policy enacted earlier this year. The agency has announced a termination date of August 31, 2020. As distributed earlier, the policy, amongst other topics, offered relief from normal enforcement… Read More »Regulatory Update – 07/02/2020
March 2020 USEPA Addresses COVID-19 On Thursday 3/26/20 the USEPA announced a policy for Enforcement Discretion during the current pandemic. The complete notice is attached. The policy is temporary and applies to potential civil violations… Read More »Regulatory Update – 03/30/2020