The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulation to prohibit manufacturing importing, processing, and distributing methylene chloride in all paint removers for consumer use went into effect on November 22, 2019
We’re Not Software People; We’re Waste People
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new rule (Docket No. EPA-HQ-OLEM-2017-0463) that adds hazardous waste aerosol cans to the list of universal wastes regulated under the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
The EPA’s Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest initiative is one of the most important set of requirements to emerge in the waste industry in some time.
As environmental service professionals, we are on the front lines of the fight to conserve resources and preserve the planet. But efforts to recycle, reuse, or reclaim hazardous waste materials can be a daunting task. The fact is that it is really easy to just replace or upgrade items without giving any thought to what happens to the products being replaced.
While it sometimes seems that people can’t agree on anything, there is one thing that every human being can agree upon: that there are far too many abbreviations within the waste industry.
Regulations at every level are constantly updated with the intention of making industrial plants more transparent regardingthe chemicals that they store and use.
Among the most daunting tasks facing any EHS manager is the challenge of keeping abreast of EPA regulations. Regulations change frequently and on many fronts, making it difficult to ensure regulatory compliance.
Regardless of one’s role in an organization, compliance with environmental regulations is a concept as important as it is complex. Recent changes in federal regulations – along with the abilities of the individual state, county, local district, and municipality to enforce regulations even more stringent than those of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – make it absolutely essential that every member ...
In many companies, waste management is an afterthought. This attitude is rooted in a number of preconceptions. Compliance is not a line item on the P&L. Managing waste is not one of the glamor jobs; the people managing waste wear boots, not loafers. Local, state, and federal rules are confusing and complex.