Category: Hazardous Waste Management

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How to Avoid Hazardous Waste Container Violations

If you are a hazardous waste generator, you are more than likely storing waste in containers without a permit pending the waste being shipped off-site. When agency inspectors come around, many go straight to your containers because they are easy to look at and container violations are very common. We’ll take a look at some […]

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What Land Disposal Restriction Paperwork Applies to Generators?

Just when you thought you had enough paperwork… There’s no doubt that hazardous waste generators have plenty of paperwork in connection with managing hazardous waste, what with inspection records, manifests, hazardous waste determination records, and biennial or annual reports. Most of it, although time-consuming, is pretty straightforward.

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Counting Hazardous Waste? Don’t Include These

As a hazardous waste generator you are required to determine your generator status or category by counting how much hazardous waste you have on-site. Yesterday we discussed steps for counting your hazardous waste and included wastes that are exempt from counting for your generator status, primarily because they are managed under other regulations, such as […]

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Four Steps for Counting Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste generators are required to count their hazardous waste in order to determine their generator status. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, which is effective May 30, 2017, on the federal level, includes a consolidated provision on determining your generator status. Here are some tips for counting your […]

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Penalty in Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule Draws Industry Ire

Hazardous waste generators will be operating under new rules come the end of May this year. While some of the 60-plus changes are seen as beneficial for the regulated community, there is one provision that has provoked the particular ire of industry groups. We’ll take a look at “conditions for exemption” under the new rules […]

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Are Satellite Accumulation Area Rules Still the Same?

Yes … The Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (Final Rule), which goes into effect at the federal level on May 30, 2017, adds many new provisions. However, the thrust of the Final Rule is to clarify existing provisions, including the requirements for satellite accumulation areas (SAAs). Many generators of hazardous waste use SAAs at their […]

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EPA’s Revised Pesticide Rule Follows State Lead

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) […]

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Sending VSQG Hazardous Waste to an LQG – A Win/Win

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 […]

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