Tag Archives: RCRA

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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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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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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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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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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Is Your Facility Compliant?

It can be difficult to prioritise your efforts in environmental compliance. The first article in this month’s post will help you sort this out. Click here for details about our FREE environmental seminar for colleges, universities, and hospitals scheduled for … Continue reading

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Hazardous Air Pollutant Regulations for Boilers and Process Heaters Update

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart DDDDD Effective Date: September 3, 2004 Compliance Date for Existing Sources: September 17, 2007 Compliance Date for New Sources: Six … Continue reading

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Hazardous Air Pollutant Regulations for Boilers and Process Heaters

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart DDDDD Effective Date: September 13, 2004 Compliance Date: September 13, 2007 This new regulation (known as The Boilers NESHAP) requires … Continue reading

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