Q: In the new OSHA standard for Crystalline Silica, does sand used with a small percentage of Crystalline Silica in our metals treatment process come under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requirements for disposal as hazardous or non-hazardous?
Category: Hazardous and Solid Waste
Q: What’s the effect of the new Definition of Solid Waste Rule on current recycling of hazardous secondary materials?
Q: How do I manage solvent-contaminated wipes or rags?
Q: Because of removing excess chemical inventories one month this year, I changed from being a Small Quantity Generator (SQG) to a large quantity generator (LQG) so with which set of requirements should I comply and for how long?
In a recent webinar titled “New RCRA Hazardous Waste Export-Import Revisions—How EPA’s Final Rule Will Impact Your Operations,” speaker Christopher R. Bryant, senior regulatory consultant at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., unraveled the complexities of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Hazardous Waste Export-Import Revisions rule, which went into effect on December 31, 2016.
Q: How do I determine if the solid waste I’ve generated is a hazardous waste?
One motivation behind EPA’s comprehensive revisions of its certification requirements for applicators of restricted use pesticides (RUP) is the need for the federal regulations to catch up with authorized state programs. Issued under authority of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) in 1974, the original RUP applicator certification requirements (40 CFR part 171) […]
A major environmental provision in the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act (S. 612) would give states the authority to establish, implement, and enforce their own permitting programs for the management and disposal of coal combustion residuals (CCRs) from electric power plants. Lawmakers from both the House and the Senate recently reached a […]
The final Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (Rule), published in the Federal Register on November 28, 2016, contains two of what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refers to as “voluntary programs”—meaning that generators of hazardous waste have the choice of whether to comply with the new programs’ requirements. The first program is a set […]
Q. Because of removing excess chemical inventories one month this year, I changed from being a small quantity generator (SQG) to a large quantity generator (LQG). Which set of requirements should I comply with and for how long?