When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issues a final hazardous waste regulation, the regulated community safely assumes that’s that and all that now needs to be done is to accurately decipher the implications of the rule and follow its requirements. But that is not always the case, especially when litigation is involved and a […]
Category: Hazardous and Solid Waste
In the absence of any enthusiasm on the part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in environmental matters, environment, health, and safety (EHS) managers should look to states for new developments in the environmental arena. Today we will look at a new law in Florida that encourages plastics recycling.
Q. We have a triple basin collection system on our city sewer line that allows solids and oils to separate out, leaving just the water to continue on to the city. We have the solids tested at a local lab, but I am having trouble finding a listing of thresholds or limits of metals/chemicals signifying […]
Q. Where can I find a list of thresholds for metal/chemicals to use to determine if the sludge-type waste from the triple basin collection system on our city sewer line is hazardous? A. From your question, we infer that you have already determined that your waste is not a listed hazardous waste and that you […]
Q. As a small quantity generator (SQGs), we know that our waste containers during the 180-day accumulation period must be inspected weekly. Does the area still need to be inspected weekly when there are no containers? Also, is there a record retention requirement for the weekly inspection log?
Q. We ship some hazardous materials generated as part of our lead acid battery recycling process for further reclamation by a recycler. Should the hazardous materials be shipped using a hazardous waste manifest or should they be shipped as a hazardous material on a bill of lading?
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?
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?