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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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New Disposal Option for Pharmaceutical Waste

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that they are in the process of developing a proposal to establish standards for the management and disposal of hazardous pharmaceutical waste. We can hopefully expect this proposal in 2015.  In the meantime, … Continue reading

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News and Notes from EES

Now in our 18th year, Environmental and Engineering Solutions, Inc. (EES) continues to serve our manufacturing, healthcare and higher education clients.  This year our focus has been on a few key industries, including foundries, HVAC equipment manufacturing, metals reprocessing, container … Continue reading

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Do you dispose of pharmaceutical controlled substances?

As part of the work that we do for the healthcare industry on pharmaceutical waste management, we track regulations related to controlled substances.  On September 8, 2014 the US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a final rule … Continue reading

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Environmental Compliance Assistance for Hospitals

Managing pharmaceutical waste and conserving energy at hospitals and health care facilities are both difficult and time-consuming, ongoing processes.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not have specific regulations for managing pharmaceutical waste.  According to the EPA, a proposal is … Continue reading

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Recent News at EES

EES offers a number of different types of projects and services to our clients.  Recently, we have been working on some interesting things and would like to take the time to inform our readers. We have completed, and are currently … 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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Regulation of Pharmaceutical Waste

Since the passage of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) in 1976, the U.S. EPA has not used its clearly defined authority to determine whether certain pharmaceuticals should be classified as hazardous waste.  EPA hasn’t even established a process … Continue reading

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