Category: Hazardous Waste Management

Mind Your P’s and U’s and Other Concerns for Hazardous Waste Generators Under the New e-Manifest Fee Rule

Inheriting the fees associated with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) e-manifest program is just one concern for hazardous waste generators under the new e-Manifest Fee Rule. How does the EPA intend to address three other significant concerns faced by hazardous waste generators under the e-manifest system?


e-Manifest Fee Rule Effect on Hazardous Waste Generators and Transporters

Come June 30, 2018, hazardous waste receiving facilities (aka treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) on the federal level) will be paying a fee for each manifest under the new e-Manifest Fee Rule. Hazardous waste generators and transporters should not be deluded into thinking they are getting off scot-free under this program. And, fees are […]


Infographic: Labeling Requirements for Containers and Tanks

Do you know that new labeling requirements were finalized under the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule? This infographic provides a view into what is required for hazardous waste containers and tanks. Click here to register! Join us on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, for BLR’s webinar, Hazardous Waste Labeling and Marking: Old and New Requirements that […]

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California Putting More Pressure on Hazwaste Facilities—Will Your State Follow Suit?

California is in the process of amending its regulations for facilities that treat, store, and dispose of hazardous waste. The added compliance costs will most likely be passed on to hazardous waste generator customers. With the federal government taking a back seat on environmental regulations, your state regulators may look to states like California for […]


Fee System for e-Manifest Users Finalized by EPA

On June 30, 2018, the EPA will begin accepting electronic hazardous wastes manifests (e-manifests), a process that Congress set in motion in 2012 with passage of the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act (e-Manifest Act). Under the Act, the Agency was authorized to collect fees from users of the hazardous waste manifest to recover the […]


Are You Ready to Prepare Your 2017 Biennial Report?

As hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs) and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) know all too well, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) requires them to report every 2 years on the quantities, types, and management methods of hazardous wastes generated on-site and hazardous wastes received from off-site sources. Referred to […]


SQGs and the New Hazardous Waste Generator Rule

The Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (Rule), finalized this time last year, is in the process of being adopted in each state. A lot of focus has been on the numerous changes that affect hazardous waste large quantity generators (LQGs) (e.g., contingency plans, biennial reports) and those that affect both LQGs and hazardous waste small […]


Should Your Hazardous Waste Be Managed As Universal Waste?

Determining whether you are allowed to, and also whether you should, manage certain generated wastes as universal wastes rather than hazardous wastes is a dilemma that can plague a generator of hazardous waste. The questions the issue brings forth range from knowing what hazardous wastes qualify for universal waste management to identifying the perceivable advantages […]


When Should a 55-Gallon Drum in the Satellite Storage Area of a Small Quantity Generator (SQG) Be Marked with a Date?

Q. I am an SQG of hazardous waste. When should the accumulation date be written on the hazwaste label placed on a 55-gallon drum that would apply to my allowable monthly accumulation amount which is 1,000 kilograms? Is it when the drum becomes full at the satellite area and is sealed and moved to the hazwaste […]