The EPA is proposing to revise requirements regarding the test methods that must be used to determine if a liquid waste is a RCRA hazardous waste because it has the characteristic of ignitability.
A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit disagreed with a district court on how much harm two citizens had to have suffered from polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on their property to prevail in a citizen suit brought against the party responsible for the contamination.
Published in the February 22, 2019 Federal Register, EPA’s long-awaited final rule to manage hazardous waste pharmaceuticals generated by healthcare facilities (including hospitals, clinics, and retail stores with pharmacies) and reverse distributors will go into effect August 21, 2019 in EPA territories and in states that do not have an authorized Resource Conservation and Recovery […]
Two types of jurisdiction were central to a case in which two plaintiff companies deposited hazardous waste generated in Colorado into industrial wells in Illinois. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) found that the injections were conducted without the required Class I permit and brought charges against the companies before the Illinois Pollution Control Board […]
Section 3009 of Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) allows EPA-authorized states to promulgate hazardous waste regulations that are more stringent (MS) than counterpart federal hazardous waste (hazwaste) rules. If the EPA authorizes the MS provisions, they become part of the federal hazwaste program, which means that the EPA may enforce […]
Although the EPA is at the moment essentially crippled in the midst of the ongoing government shutdown, we have a few enforcement items to report from late 2018. Our latest roundup of five cases includes RCRA, EPCRA, and TSCA violations.
With the issuance of an interim exemption from the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act’s (RCRA) hazardous waste (Subtitle C) requirements, the EPA is playing its part in mitigating risks associated with the recall of Takata’s defective auto airbag inflators.
Although it sounds like a trick question, it’s not. A container that seems empty of all its hazardous waste contents may not be empty enough to avoid being managed as a hazardous waste.
The EPA’s enforcement of violations of environmental laws and regulations at federal facilities is a complicated business that has been addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court (Ohio v. United States Department of Energy, 1992, which affirmed federal facility sovereign immunity with respect to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)), presidential Executive Orders, and by […]
Question: If our shipping and receiving clerk is the person who receives our compressed gas tanks and they sign the manifest, do they need to be trained in Hazardous Waste Regulations RCRA or is training in just DOT ok?