hazardous waste reporting News

  • National lab reports violations of hazardous waste permit

    An extensive review at one of the nation's premier federal laboratories has turned up violations in how the lab handled hundreds of containers of radioactive waste over the past decade. The latest revelations are on top of the permit violations Los Alamos National Laboratory first reported last year in the wake of a radiation release at the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in ...


    By Associated Press

  • 7 California companies penalized for failing to report 285 tons of hazardous waste

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined seven California companies for not filing biennial hazardous waste reports with the Agency.  The companies, listed below, are located throughout the state in the cities of South San Francisco, Burbank, Alameda, Irvine, Anaheim, Arleta, and Sausalito. Even in very small amounts, hazardous waste can cause severe health effects.  The ...

  • ‘Edoc for hazardous waste’ being developed

    The UK’s four environmental agencies are working together to develop an electronic hazardous waste tracking system to replace the current paper-based consignment note system. A website for Hazdoc, similar to the electronic duty of care (Edoc) service, has been made but the service will not be operational until about 2019-20. This follows four events held in June and July across England, ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • EU exporting more waste, including hazardous waste

    Waste is increasingly moving across EU borders, for recovery or disposal. This is true for waste shipments between EU countries, and also transfers of waste outside the EU, according to a new assessment from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Increasingly stringent and harmonised waste policies in the EU have led countries to transport more waste material elsewhere, for example if ...

  • Laboratory to improve hazardous waste monitoring

    In a bid to protect the coastal environment of West Africa from hazardous waste, a modern laboratory has been set in Abidjan, Côte d"Ivoire, to improve the port"s waste monitoring standards. The laboratory which was formally handed over to the Côte d"Ivoire"s ministry of environment, is equipped to test for hazardous waste from ships entering the West African port. The laboratory ...


  • Hazardous waste in the UK is not being treated properly

    According to the Environmental Services Association, an incalculable amount of hazardous waste is not being treated properly in the UK. A report by the Environmental Services Association (ESA) namely, Making Defra’s hazardous waste strategy a reality, the ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Hazardous waste management from Intelex Technologies Inc.

    Each day organizations are confronted with the responsibility of effectively handling, tracking, and disposing of hazardous waste materials such as chemicals, water, and old computer equipment. To manage these hazardous items according to corporate standards and government regulations, organizations need a comprehensive set of tools that will enable them to manage, track, and report on the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • EPA strengthens transboundary hazardous waste shipment regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening the regulations that govern the shipping of hazardous waste for recycling between the United States and other countries. The new measures are meant to increase the level of regulatory oversight, provide stricter controls, and greater transparency. The final rule announced today aligns EPA’s hazardous waste import/export/transit ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Weather Station Customization for Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Columbia Weather Systems offers software and hardware customization for applications whose weather monitoring requirements aren’t met by our standard systems. US Ecology Idaho is just such a case. The company’s Grand View, Idaho facility treats and disposes hazardous waste, non-hazardous industrial waste and low-activity radioactive ...

  • EPA strengthens transboundary hazardous waste shipment regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is strengthening the regulations that govern the shipping of hazardous waste for recycling between the United States and other countries. The new measures are meant to increase the level of regulatory oversight, provide stricter controls, and greater transparency. The final rule announced today aligns EPA’s hazardous waste import/export/transit shipment ...

  • EPA proposes better approach to reporting hazardous substances from farm animal waste

    EPA has proposed a rule change to provide an administrative reporting exemption for air releases of hazardous substances -- primarily ammonia and hydrogen sulfide -- from animal waste at farms. EPA is proposing a rule enabling response authorities to better focus their attention on hazardous substance releases that require emergency response while reducing reporting burdens on America’s farms. ...

  • ESS` Waste Reporter Downloads Point to Growing Trend

    Waste reporting tool experiences record downloads while organizations save time and money meeting EPA biennial reporting requirements TEMPE, Ariz. -- March 28, 2006 -- Six years ago, ESS decided to make a big difference in how hazardous waste was tracked and recorded. The company released Waste Reporter, a free new software product that could be downloaded from the company's website ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Report reveals flawed U.S. e-waste policies

    In a harsh review of U.S. hazardous waste laws, independent government investigators highlighted the need for improved regulation of electronic waste in a new report. A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released last week said a 'substantial quantity' of discarded electronics, such as computers, televisions, and cell phones, are sent to the developing world where they are ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • European hazardous waste management improving, but its prevention needs attention

    Despite improvements in hazardous waste management, more measures would be required to prevent the build-up of hazardous waste across Europe, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report released today. The report reviews the application of waste prevention programmes across European countries regarding waste types that are considered to be most dangerous to human health and the ...

  • Zippo Manufacturing settles hazardous waste violations at Bradford, Pa. plant

    Zippo Manufacturing Company will pay a $186,000 penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations at its manufacturing facility in Bradford, Pa., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. EPA cited Zippo for violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the federal law governing the treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous ...

  • Sewer use discharge permit renewal application, hazardous waste

    Completing your Sewer Use Discharge Permit Renewal Application provides an opportunity to check your compliance with DEP and MWRA hazardous waste regulations. The MWRA requires you list and estimate the liquids or sludge amounts removed from your facility each year. This information is easily gathered from a call to your local waste removal vendor(s) or by reviewing your hazardous waste ...


    By Practical Applications, Inc.

  • Idaho hazardous waste disposal site failed to disclose chemical releases

    “Companies that handle toxic chemicals have a responsibility to be transparent about what they use and release into the environment,” said Kelly Huynh, manager of the Inspection and Enforcement Management Unit at EPA in Seattle. “Accurate, timely numbers from companies are critical for communities to have up-to-date information on chemical releases in their states.” US ...

  • Ontario`s hazardous waste program shouldn`t be shelved: ECO

    Ontario's program for managing hazardous waste is an important step in the right direction and should not be scrapped, says Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) Gord Miller in a new report. The report notes, however, that the program is not perfect, and offers recommendations for its improvement. Miller fears that recent controversy and confusion over the implementation of the second phase ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • EPA Proposes New Protections for International Hazardous Waste Shipments

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing enhancements to the oversight of hazardous waste shipments to help ensure safe management of imported and exported hazardous wastes. “When hazardous waste is shipped across multiple countries there can be a higher risk of mismanagement from unsafe transport, recycling and disposal practices,” said Mathy Stanislaus, assistant ...

  • EPA proposes changes to transboundary hazardous waste shipment regulations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing revisions to certain regulatory requirements for hazardous waste shipments between countries to ensure that recovery is done in an environmentally sound and economically efficient manner. These changes would make the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act’s (RCRA) hazardous waste transboundary shipment regulations more consistent with those of ...

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