Hazardous Waste Regulations Articles

  • Retail Strategy: A New Focus on Hazardous Waste Regulations

    America’s hazardous waste management program ensures the safe management of hazardous waste from the “cradle to the grave”. Many of these regulations were developed more than three decades ago, so it is important we ensure they continue to effectively protect human health and environment into the future. These regulations were developed primarily for ...

  • Practitioner Spotlight--Rob Duffy

    Name: Rob Duffy Office: Charlotte, NC Practice Area(s): Primarily OPA, but I also work in TS, ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • A chance to drive hazardous waste policy

    The proliferation of energy-from-waste (EfW) power plants is making a significant contribution to the UK’s efforts to end its reliance on harmful fossil fuels. But while EfW plants provide a solution to municipal waste, they also produce a low amount of hazardous waste in the form of air pollution control residue (APCr). Despite numerous solutions existing that process and reuse APCr ...

  • Beware Hazards in Healthcare: New Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

    Recently proposed EPA regulation provides a streamlined approach for healthcare facilities to better manage their hazardous pharmaceutical waste. To prepare for these changes, healthcare facilities, including manufacturers, distributers, pharmacies and retailers of pharmaceutical products in the USA will need to make operational adjustments around notification, training, record keeping and ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Environment Agency Environmental Management Quality Protocols: converting waste into non-waste products

    Many organisations are unaware of how waste impacts their bottom line. The EU Waste Framework Directive outlines 5 core steps for dealing with waste and when ranked according their environmental impact, they make up the ‘waste hierarchy’. With an increase in demand for resources and increasing input costs, businesses could benefit substantially from adopting the waste ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Superfund Compliance Review - Document/site review and investigation - Case Study

    Midwestern US The Summary We provided expertise in determining if previously closed waste management units and ongoing remediation efforts at an oil facility were and are being conducted in a manner consistent with applicable provisions of the federal Superfund program and the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). ...


    By AlterEcho

  • The European environment — state and outlook 2015 — synthesis report

    In 2015, Europe stands roughly halfway between the initiation of EU environmental policy in the early 1970s and the EU's 2050 vision of 'living well within the limits of the planet' (1). Underlying this vision is a recognition that Europe's economic prosperity and well-being is intrinsically linked to its natural environment — from fertile soils to clean air and water. Looking back on the ...

  • SGS Informs on Persistent Organic Pollutants and Hazardous Waste Management in Greece

    On 25 September 2014, the European Commission (1) announced that it is asking the European Union Court to fine Greece for inadequate management of hazardous waste. Greece Inadequate Management of Hazardous Waste The fine is EUR 14,904,736 and a daily penalty payment of EUR 72,864 until Greece fulfills its obligations. The hazardous waste ...


    By SGS

  • Get the Lead Out - Standards Aid in RoHS Compliance

    RoHS, the seminal European sustainability directive, and others like it challenge manufacturers to eliminate hazardous substances in their products. With RoHS compliance deadlines ongoing through at least the next five years, and more to come from other regions and nations, ASTM Committee F40 is helping companies with testing standards and other resources. The recent introduction of the new Apple ...


    By ASTM International

  • Managing Global EHS Compliance case study

    Challenge: Facing the challenges of operating in an international regulatory environment, a global technology company was seeking a consultant to manage its EHS compliance program across 40 countries located throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Program objectives included ensuring compliance with local EHS regulations and internal management standards. ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Safety implications In the Waste industry following implementations of Atex directives

    Summary: Introduction of ATEX Directives 95 and 137 in July 2003 increased pressure on all industries dealing with potentially explosive atmospheres, including the waste industry. Both the equipment and the operating procedures had to be reviewed in order to comply with the directives. ATEX is the acronym of French words ATmosphere Explosives. In the UK, although the Dangerous Substances and ...


    By Biogas Technology Limited

  • Potential environmental hazards of non–rechargeable electric torch wastes in Nigeria

    This study assessed the material and chemical compositions and methods of disposal of end–of–life non–rechargeable electric torches (EOLNETs). Thirty EOLNETs of ten different models were collected in Lagos, Nigeria. Total heavy metals in plastic and PWB components of the samples were determined using CPSC–CH–1002–08 and EPA 3050B methods. Questionnaires were distributed to 200 unselected ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Eglin air force base achieves goal of 100% compliance with EHS regulations for hazardous materials management

    For personnel at Eglin Air Force Base, working with hazardous materials is all part of the job. Yet, thanks to the base’s highly successful Hazardous Materials Program (HMP), it is a job that is done safely every day and in full compliance with a host of government and military regulations. Eglin, an operating unit of the Air Force Materiel Command, is home to the 96th Air Base Wing and the ...


    By IHS

  • 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

  • Managing environmental risk and compliance: facility decommissioning

    While most companies are familiar with the regulatory requirements that must be managed when opening or operating a commercial or industrial facility; the regulatory requirements which need to be met when closing a facility are less commonly known. To reduce operating costs in a challenging economic environment, organizations may need to downsize, relocate, or close facilities. There are ...

  • Case Study - Northwest Airlines

    Prior to Northwest Airlines (NWA) acquisition by Delta Airlines, E2 was contracted to develop a solution design for management of a wide variety of environmental information. Functional requirements considered in the strategic plan and solution design were: Compliance management / Task Tracking Forms Management Key Performance Indicators (KPI) / Metric Roll-Up Facilities ...


    By E2 ManageTech

  • Assessment of waste management practices in sub-Saharan Africa

    This paper presents an overview of the waste management systems in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on the West African nations in the region. It must be acknowledged that, owing to the lack of a comprehensive database on waste generation for the region, the information provided is neither complete nor exhaustive. Nonetheless, initial site reconnaissance and a survey of available databases for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rsh case study

    AN NHS Acute hospital in the UK implemented a hazardous waste material tracking solution from IMEC. The need to provide accurate and up-to-date knowledge about clinical waste disposal lead to the installation and implementation of Hazmat T&T. Any waste produced by the hospital is tracked down from the point of generation until it is removed by a waste disposal contractor. A comprehensive ...


  • Rsh case study

    AN NHS Acute hospital in the UK implemented a hazardous waste material tracking solution from IMEC. The need to provide accurate and up-to-date knowledge about clinical waste disposal lead to the installation and implementation of Hazmat T&T. Any waste produced by the hospital is tracked down from the point of generation until it is removed by a waste disposal contractor. A comprehensive ...


    By IMEC Technologies

  • Greater functionality, reduced costs

    LTV Steel's Use of Essential EH&S Enables Environmental Pros To Do Much More Than Just Crunch Numbers The Challenge: LTV Steel's (now Mittal Steel) internal Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) solutions were adequate to do the job they were being called upon to do, but it was clear they would soon be outdated. The solutions resided on a mainframe and data had to be manually keyed in ...


    By IHS

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