Tag Archives: Hazardous Waste

New Proposal for Electronic Hazardous Waste Fee Payments

In late June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new proposed rule on the methodology for setting and revising user fees for the hazardous waste electronic manifest (e-Manifest) system. This is part of a larger development project aiming for … Continue reading

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Revisions to Hazardous Waste Regulations

In September 2015, the EPA announced a proposal for a large number of changes to the existing hazardous waste regulations. The current regulations were established by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and are housed in title 40 of … Continue reading

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EPA’s 2017-2019 Enforcement Initiatives

On February 18th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its seven National Enforcement Initiatives for fiscal years 2017-2019. These initiatives are selected every three years by the EPA to “focus resources on national environmental problems where there is significant non-compliance … Continue reading

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Proposed Standards for Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste

Early this month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released proposed Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule. The proposed rule would apply to both healthcare facilities (including pharmacies) and reverse distributors. Previously, hazardous pharmaceutical waste at these facilities was managed … Continue reading

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Effective EPA Compliance for Healthcare

This is the third post in our 4-part blog series for the healthcare industry. To view part one, click here and part two, click here. We help our clients meet the requirements of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and we also help … Continue reading

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Update on RCRA Exclusion for Solvent Contaminated Wipes

This post updates the earlier EES blog post on this topic. As of today, the EPA Solvent Wipe rule is in effect in the following states, as shown on this map: Pennsylvania New Jersey Virginia North Carolina Florida Illinois Iowa … Continue reading

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One Step Closer to Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifesting

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final rule on January 15, 2014 on the development of the national electronic manifest (e-Manifest) system.  The new system will upgrade the current paper system of tracking hazardous waste to an electronic one. … Continue reading

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RCRA Exclusion for Solvent Contaminated Wipes

In July of 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) passed a rule lessening the hazardous waste requirements for solvent contaminated wipes.  The rule will become effective on January 21, 2014 at the Federal level.  Solvent contaminated wipes, or shop towels, … Continue reading

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2013 Proposal to Address Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing a proposal to create separate standards for hazardous waste pharmaceuticals.  The proposal is a continuation of one created in December of 2008 to add hazardous waste pharmaceuticals to the Universal Waste Program.  This … Continue reading

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Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Wiki

Regulations concerning hazardous waste can often be cumbersome and difficult to understand.  These regulations were created under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and are governed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Included in RCRA are regulations regarding pharmaceuticals.  … Continue reading

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