rcra compliance Articles

  • RCRA and CERCLA Hazardous Waste Sites - case study

    Expert management oversight and support at polluted sites Nationwide The Summary For more than a quarter-century, we provided a wide range of scientific and regulatory expertise on enforcement, permitting and corrective action at some of the nation's most polluted hazardous waste sites. The Client ...


    By AlterEcho

  • Streamlining compliance

    For a chemical manufacturer seeking to become a global supplier, keeping up with numerous foreign safety regulations and requirements can be quite a challenge. MSDgen®, a compliance tool from Carlsbad, Calif.-based 3E Co., was created to streamline one important aspect of this process, the creation and distribution of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs). “The challenge that our clients are faced ...


    By 3E Company

  • Managing RCRA statistical requirements to minimize ground water monitoring costs

    Abstract This paper will provide an overview of how ground water monitoring statistical choices can significantly impact a facility's ground water monitoring costs. For example, a recent study analyzed the long term ground-water monitoring cost impacts of different statistical analysis approaches on over 20 landfills. The study found that the choice of statistical approach can make over a ...


    By Sanitas Technologies

  • Developing and Implementing a Successful Environmental Compliance Management System for the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) Refineries in Washington State

    As the number of environmental regulations and operating requirements included within operating permits for refineries continue to grow, many environmental managers have opted to implement environmental data management systems. This case study will demonstrate how a group of five refineries through the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) in Washington State have chosen to work together to ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Managing compliance: Hazardous Waste Management: Understanding EPA and state-level categories, numbers and reports

    Many companies often are surprised to discover exactly how much hazardous waste they generate. A company can be considered a hazardous waste generator if it uses, produces or stores anything from oil-based paint to hydrofluoric acid. If a company uses, stores or generates a certain amount of materials ranging from oil-based paint to hydrofluoric acid, it is required to register with EPA and ...


    By 3E Company

  • Modification of the Hazardous Waste Program: Hazardous Waste Lamps. Final Rule - July 6, 1999

    Today's final rule adds hazardous waste lamps to the federal list of universal wastes regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Handlers of universal wastes are subject to less stringent standards for storing, transporting, and collecting these wastes. The Agency has concluded that regulating spent hazardous waste lamps as a universal waste under 40 CFR Part 273 will lead ...

  • Emission Performance Results for a Liquid Waste Incinerator upgraded to meet the HWC MACT Standards

    Abstract Eastman Chemical Company operates three hazardous waste incinerators at its facility in Kingsport, Tennessee, one liquid waste incinerator and two rotary kilns. The air pollution control systems for these incinerators are being upgraded to meet the MACT standard for existing hazardous waste incinerators. The upgraded air pollution control systems include a vertical, rapid-quench ...


  • Emissions Performance Results for a Liquid Waste Incinerator Upgraded to Meet the HWC MACT Standards

    ABSTRACT Eastman Chemical Company operates three hazardous waste incinerators at its facility in Kingsport, Tennessee, oneliquid waste incinerator and two rotary kilns. The air pollution control systems for these incinerators are beingupgraded to meet the MACT standard for existing hazardous waste incinerators. The upgraded air pollution controlsystems include a vertical, ...


  • Medical waste management - quarterly journal

    Routine inspections at laboratories have found a pattern of hazardous waste management problems in recent years. EPA has discovered chemicals forgotten in university stockrooms for decades, a research lab with wastes in damaged containers, some labeled “unknown”, and a hospital storing a chemical at almost twice the temperature at which it could explode. Improper disposal of waste is ...


  • Vapor-Phase Biofilters Show Promise for Treating High VOC Emissions.

    Evaluating the Feasibility of Natural AttenuationUsing natural attenuation to remediate organic compounds in groundwater has gained popularity. In some cases, this process can reduce contaminant levels to below risk-based corrective action criteria or regulatory standards without implementing additional remedial action alternatives. However, it is often difficult to prove that natural ...


  • Vapor-Phase Biofilters Show Promise for Treating High VOC Emissions

    Evaluating the Feasibility of Natural AttenuationUsing natural attenuation to remediate organic compounds in groundwater has gained popularity. In some cases, this process can reduce contaminant levels to below risk-based corrective action criteria or regulatory standards without implementing additional remedial action alternatives. However, it is often difficult to prove that natural ...


  • Pollution Prevention Solutions During Permitting, Inspection and Enforcement Activities

    Executive Summary In 1995, the nation’s largest industrial users of toxic chemicals released 2.2 billion pounds of toxic chemicals into the environment (U.S. EPA, 1995 Toxic Release Inventory) and spent billions of dollars managing pollution control technology systems to prevent that number from being higher. If one were to add in the purchase price of the raw materials that eventually escaped ...

  • Performance-Based Measurement Systems

    Many of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) methods used to monitor air, water and soil for environmental contaminants prescribe step-by-step details on how the chemical analysis must be conducted and prohibit any deviations or variations. The EPA has recognized that monitoring equipment and technology have improved tremendously over the last few years; that environmental media do not ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • Financial assurance and long-term stewardship

    While financial reporting is a SEC requirement for all publicly traded companies, financial assurance is a requirement of regulatory authorities and applies to all responsible parties, whether publicly or privately held. Here the author tackles the question of the financial impact on companies if the scope of liabilities requiring financial assurance were increased and, as a result, they failed ...


    By AHC Group

  • Shimadzu Guide to US EPA Method 8260 for analysis of volatile organic compounds in groundwater and solid waste

    Environmental contamination has been at the forefront of government policy and regulation since the US EPA was established in 1970. Over the years the US EPA has developed, published, and updated multiple methods for analysis of environmental pollutants, and single-quadrupole gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS) has long been the technique of choice for determination of volatile ...

  • An updated response to EEI’s timeline of environmental regulations

    This fact sheet updates the analysis done in our earlier response to EEI’s timeline of environmental regulations. EPA remains on track in issuing rules that provide a path to a cleaner power fleet. After years of delay, the U.S. Environmental ...

  • Aerojet builds on tradition of EH&S performance and supports innovation in mobile waste data collection

    Aerojet, a GenCorp Inc. company, is a major space and defense contractor specializing in missile and space propulsion. Since its founding in 1942, Aerojet has been widely recognized as a leading force in the development of crucial technology and products that have protected America from potential enemies. In recent years, Aerojet has also played a leadership role in the implementation of ...


    By IHS

  • EPA proposes updates to CISWI rules

    On June 4, 2010, the U.S. EPA proposed updates to the Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources (NSPS) for Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incineration (CISWI) Units (NSPS Subpart CCCC) and Emission Guidelines (EG) for Existing CISWI Units (EG Subpart DDDD), collectively referred to as the "CISWI Rules." In order to describe the proposed updates to the CISWI Rules, it is necessary ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • EPA finalizes boiler NESHAP

    EPA published the final National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for industrial, commercial, and institutional boilers and process heaters at both major and area sources of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) emissions. EPA developed separate rules for units at major sources of HAP emissions (greater than 10 tons per year [tpy] of any single HAP and/or greater than 25 tpy of ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Incentives for environmental performance

    There are many advantages for a company who is pursuing a course of superior environmental performance. Governmental Trends to Improve Environmental Management Better organization and more efficient management of environmental responsibilities. Better compliance with laws and regulations. Reduction in environmental risk and liabilities with possible ...

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