Category: Hazardous Waste Management

How the New e-Manifest System Affects Transporters

June 30, 2018, marks the launch of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) national electronic manifest (e-manifest) system. It seems as though much of the focus by the EPA and those who write about the new system has been on how the system will affect hazardous waste generators and “receiving facilities” (i.e., hazardous waste treatment, […]


Hazardous Waste: Property Owner/Operator

Q. A company on my property has generated hazardous waste from past operations (subsurface cleanup) and I’m wondering if I must be identified as the legal owner and operator on the forms for the EPA ID Number and subsequent Biennial Reporting.


The E-Manifest System and How It Affects You

After more than 6 years of developing new electronic manifest (e-manifest) regulations and the technology to make electronic submission possible, the EPA is set to launch the national e-manifest system on June 30th. The Final Rule, issued on January 3, 2018, is one of the last steps in the implementation of the e-manifest system.  It […]


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 […]