Resource Conservation and Recovery (RCRA) Articles

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Groundwater & Wastewater applications notes

    The Clean Water Act (CWA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) were designed to limit the amount of contaminants that are discharged into waterways and combat the level of organic pollution in the environment. Horizon Technology takes a strong stand on these topics and offers many Application Notes regarding the ...


    By Horizon Technology, 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

  • 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.

  • When is material ‘spent?

    The definition of solid waste has been frequently tested in the courts. A recent court decision provides new guidance on this meaning, and might have made things tougher for well-meaning enterprises. The definition of a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is nearly impossible to understand. A recent court ruling has not helped eliminate confusion and, some ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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.

  • Centralized Waste Management in the Utility Industry

    Companies are struggling to manage and track their waste according to RCRA guidelines. But waste management has been an even greater challenge in the utility industry given the unpredictable and dispersed nature of waste generation in the utility sector. This white paper discusses the unique business challenges utilities face in managing and tracking waste according to EPA rules and regulations. ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Redefining Solid Waste -- Again

    On March 26, 2007, EPA announced the issuance of a sweeping proposal to modify the RCRA definition of solid waste. The proposal seeks to streamline regulation of hazardous secondary materials, and revise the definition of solid waste to exclude certain secondary materials from RCRA regulation to promote the legitimate recycling of these materials. Proposal elements The proposal would ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Constituents of Emerging Concern: An Overview

    Emerging constituents of concern have been with us from the beginning of the environmental era 45 years ago. They were behind the 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act. They are behind our struggle with disinfection byproducts. They were behind the development of the 129 (126) priority pollutants. They were behind RCRA and the Superfund. Now they are “emerging” as endocrine disruptors, pharmaceuticals, ...

  • RCRA Regulation of Wastes from the Production, Use, and Disposal of Nanomaterials

    The booming growth of nanotechnology in the U.S. economy has already begun to create an expanding universe of wastes from the manufacture, use, and disposal of products containing nanomaterials. Just as nanomaterial products offer useful novel properties, nanomaterial wastes may present regulators with unexpected and unique questions. Researchers are trying to assess how nanomaterials and ...

  • National Partnership for Environmental Priorities: Rewarding Waste Minimization

    EPA seeks to reward efforts to reduce waste generation and emissions of chemicals that the agency believes are harmful. Their general strategy is to bestow public recognition and other rewards upon companies and other entities that choose to partner with the agency in a varied and growing number of partnership opportunities. This column describes one such partnership program, the National ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Encouraging Americans to Reuse, Recycle, and Conserve Natural Resources

    When Congress passed the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) in 1976, it charged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with ensuring the safe disposal and management of municipal and industrial waste, and it broadly championed a new ethic of resource conservation. During the first two decades of RCRA, EPA, in partnership with the states, focused primarily on establishing a ...

  • 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 ...

  • Green products get green light

    Untitled Document Green procedurement is not new. Congress recognized its potential when it enacted the Resource Conservation and Recovery ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • RCRA Waste Identification: Meaningful Reform Is Needed (PDF)

    Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its long-awaited Hazardous Waste Identification Rule (HWIR): Revisions to the Mixture and Derived-From Rules. 1 To industry’s chagrin, EPA decided to retain, while revising modestly, the so-called “mixture” and “derived-from” rules. Perhaps more than any others promulgated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ...


    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

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