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  • RCRA: Reducing Risk From Waste

    This document provides an overview of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) solid and hazardous waste regulations. It describes the history of RCRA, the role of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the states, and hazardous waste definitions and management requirements, including the roles of generators, transporters, and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities. In ...

  • EPA Proposes Revisions to RCRA Definition of Solid Waste

    On June 30, 2011, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson signed a proposed rule seeking to narrow certain recycling exemptions under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's (RCRA) "Definition of Solid Waste" (DSW) provisions. The rule should be published in the Federal Register within the next two weeks. A pre-publication copy of the rule and related ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • RCRA Closure of Materials Disposal Area P, Los Alamos, New Mexico

    Material Disposal Area P (MDA-P) is undergoing clean closure under the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) as regulated by the New Mexico Environmental Department. The MDA is located on the north-facing slope of Canyon de Valle, an ephemeral drainage in Technical Area 16 of the Laboratory. It was operated from 1950 to 1984 and received materials from the burning of high explosives ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • 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

  • A technical guide to complying with Federal SPCC Regulations

    Let’s start by clarifying what SPCC is not since SPCC does overlap other Federal and State environmental regulations. SPCC is not: NPDES – Permits under NPDES, such as stormwater or water discharge permits, are required to discharge pollutants into the “navigable waters of United States.” While it is never permitted to discharge “oil” into any waters of the US, there is some overlap with NPDES in ...


    By Ecocion, Inc.

  • 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 ...


  • Legal lookout: competing coal ash proposals

    Depending upon comments the EPA gathers, industry may have to or not have to close out their coal ash containment ponds within five years. On May 4, 2010, EPA issued its long-awaited proposal to manage coal ash – the byproduct of burning coal to generate power. The agency proposed two quite different approaches for regulating coal ash, somewhat to the consternation of critics, who had hoped ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Excavation, Retrieval, and Off-Site Disposal

    Introduction: Contaminated material is removed and transported to permitted off-site treatment and/or disposal facilities. Some pretreatment of the contaminated media usually is required in order to meet land disposal restrictions. Confined disposal facilities (CDFs) are engineered structure enclosed by dikes and designed to retain dredged materials. A CDF may have a large cell for ...

  • Drum & Tote Washing Wastewater Treatment

    55 Gallon Drum 275 Gallon Tote Washing Wastewater Test Floccin™ 909 Treatment 100% Wastewater Reuse This facility receives 55-gallon drums (plastic) and 275 gallon totes (plastic and SS) from several different ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • 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 ...


  • Chesapeake Bay Expert analysis and litigation support - case study

    Chesapeake Bay, Maryland The Summary Our experts review reports, analyze state and federal hazardous waste regulations, and provide consulting services and opinions during the course of litigation connected to the cleanup of a former steel mill on Chesapeake Bay. The Client A regional, private-sector ...


    By AlterEcho

  • 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 ...


  • EPA Issues Proposed Revisions to Definition of Solid Waste

    The definition of “solid waste” under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is unquestionably one of the most difficult environmental concepts to get one's head around. Even after 27 years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is still tinkering with revisions to the definition to better define the types of recycling activities that fall within the scope of the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Supporting best in class performance case study

    Challenge: A precious metals refiner retained Antea Group to evaluate and improve their EHS programs with the end goal of achieving best in class EHS performance among the industry as a way to differentiate itself and create additional business opportunity.   As their current New Jersey industrial facility with deteriorating infrastructure was recognized as a significant ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • The need for specialized statistical software for ground-water analysis

    Peer-reviewed guidance documents for the statistical analysis of ground-water monitoring data have been available for years, from the US EPA and from other bodies such as state Departments of Environmental Quality and ASTM. The truth, however, is that many of the statistical requirements are not being enforced by state regulators, with the result that statistics — where performed at all ...


    By Sanitas Technologies

  • Defining solid waste

    Simultaneous to the publication of the final National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Boilers (the Boiler NESHAP) and the Commercial and Industrial Solid Waste Incinerator (CISWI) Rules, EPA issued a new regulation that for the first time defines what materials are a non-hazardous solid waste when combusted. This rule, Solid Wastes Used as Fuels or Ingredients in Combustion ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • 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

  • The Future of Secondary Materials as Fuel

    Many questions related to the regulatory status of facilities that use secondary materials as alternative fuels are anticipated to be answered in 2010.  In simple terms, if a combustion source uses a secondary material that is characterized as solid waste as an alternative fuel, then that source could be subject to a Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 129 standard.  If the same source used a ...


    By All4 Inc.

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