hazardous waste rule News

  • EPA to act on hazardous waste rules

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  has announced the next steps with respect to two hazardous waste rules to respond to concerns raised by stakeholders. These are: the Definition of Solid Waste Rule (DSW) and the Emission Comparable Fuels Rule (ECF).  Both the DSW and ECF rules, which were both pushed through during the waning days of the Bush administration, have been criticized as ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA proposes adding hazardous pharmaceutical waste to universal waste rule

    To help provide a streamlined system for disposing of hazardous pharmaceutical waste that is protective of public health and the environment, the US Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to add hazardous pharmaceutical waste to the Universal Waste Rule.  The proposed rule encourages generators to dispose of pharmaceutical waste that is classified as non-hazardous under the Resource ...

  • EPA announces next steps on two hazardous waste rules

    EPA is announcing next steps on two hazardous waste rules to respond to concerns raised by stakeholders: the Definition of Solid Waste rule and the Emission Comparable Fuels rule. EPA is planning to hold a public meeting to discuss possible revisions to the Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rule in response to an administrative petition asking the agency to reconsider and repeal the rule.  ...

  • Making the EPA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule Work For You

    The public comment period on the proposed revisions to the hazardous waste management program closed just before the end of 2015. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed these regulations to ”address gaps in the regulations, provide greater flexibility for hazardous waste generators to manage their hazardous ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Definition of Solid Waste Proposed Rule

    For a material to be classified as a hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, it must first be defined as a solid waste. Thus the "definition of solid waste" is contained in the hazardous waste regulations at 40 CFR 261.2. In the 2008 Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) rule, EPA sought to define "solid waste" so as to exclude certain hazardous secondary materials when they ...

  • EPA issues rule on carbamate wastes

    On June 13, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a direct final rule to revise the Land Disposal Restriction (LDR) treatment standard for carbamate wastes to ensure that the wastes are adequately treated before land disposal to minimize risks to people’s health and the environment. Carbamate wastes are wastes generated from the production of pesticides, herbicides, ...

  • Hazardous waste in British Columbia

    The Government of British Columbia is working with the province’s environment industry to promote increased awareness of an important element of proper environmental stewardship, namely, the proper treatment, transportation and processing of hazardous wastes.The BC Ministry of the Environment is working with the BC Environment Industry Association (BCEIA), a not-for-profit association dedicated ...

  • EPA Rule Promotes Responsible Hazardous Materials Recycling, Protects Communities

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized new safeguards that promote responsible recycling of hazardous secondary materials and demonstrate a significant step forward in promoting recycling innovation, resulting in both resource conservation and economic benefits, while strengthening protections for environmental justice communities. “Americans do not have to choose ...

  • EPA Proposes Rules to Improve Hazardous Waste Management and Better Protect our Waterways

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing two new hazardous waste rules to strengthen environmental protection while reducing regulatory burden on businesses. One of the proposed rules will protect waterways, including drinking and surface water, by preventing the flushing of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and simplify the requirements for healthcare workers. The other rule ...

  • US revises standards for hazardous waste combustion

    The US Environmental Protection Agency issued the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for new and existing hazardous waste combustors on October 12, 2005. The April 8, 2008 amendments to this rule revise or clarify several compliance and monitoring provisions in the October 12, 2005 rule. In addition, these amendments correct several omissions and typographical ...

  • EPA Exemption for Incinerators Ruled Illegal

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - A federal court has thrown out an attempt by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA to exempt tens of thousands of waste incinerators from the controls of the Clean Air Act. In a decision June 8 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, a panel of three judges ruled that facilities that burn waste are incinerators, not ...

  • Final amendment to the US hazardous waste listing

    The US Environmental Protection Agency is amending the F019 hazardous waste listing to facilitate the use of aluminum in automobiles, light trucks and utility vehicles. This action will encourage motor vehicle manufacturers to use more aluminum parts, producing vehicles that are lighter. Lighter vehicles are capable of increased gas mileage and decreased exhaust air emissions, including ...

  • EPA Settles With Anchorage Companies for Hazardous Waste Violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has settled with UIC Roofing and UIC Construction in Anchorage, Alaska for alleged mishandling of hazardous waste in violation of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). “Improperly managing hazardous waste puts people and our environment at risk from exposure to harmful substances,” said Ed Kowalski, Director of EPA’s ...

  • Environment: New rules on e-waste to boost resource efficiency

    Improved rules on the collection and treatment of e-waste enter into force today. E-waste (i.e. waste electrical and electronic equipment, or WEEE) is one the fastest growing waste streams, and it offers substantial opportunities in terms of making secondary raw materials available on the market. Systematic collection and proper treatment is a precondition for recycling materials like gold, ...

  • 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 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)

  • 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

  • 3E Company Enriches Ariel expert rules to support U.S. OSHA`s Hazard communication standard 2012

    3E Company, a leading provider of EH&S compliance and information management services, today announced that it has extended its Ariel Expert Rules Set to facilitate conformance with the United States' Occupational Health and Safety Administration's (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard 2012 (HazComm 2012), which aligns with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System for the Classification ...


    By 3E Company

  • EPA withdraws emission comparable fuels rule (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has withdrawn the Emission Comparable Fuels (ECF) Rule, a rule that was finalized in December 2008. The rule sought to remove regulatory costs by reclassifying fuels that would otherwise be regulated as hazardous waste, but generate emissions similar to fuel oil when burned. EPA has now withdrawn the rule due to difficulty of ensuring that emissions ...

  • US EPA may change RCRA rule

    According to the US-based Waste Business Journal, US EPA is considering measures that would make its controversial rule amending the definition of solid waste (DSW) under the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) more stringent. In answer to critics, the agency, which finalized the rule late last year in an effort to promote recycling, is considering a more precise definition of how ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

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