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  • EPA Exempts Carbon Dioxide Injection From RCRA Hazardous Waste Regulations

    The Environmental Protection Agency is issuing a final rule that will exempt carbon dioxide streams captured from power plants and industrial sources and injected underground for geologic sequestration from federal hazardous waste regulations. The agency did not make the text of the final rule available Dec. 19. The EPA said carbon dioxide injected into Class VI wells approved for geological ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • WEBINAR - New RCRA Hazardous Waste Export-Import Rule

    On November 28, 2016, the Hazardous Waste Export-Import Revisions rule was published in the Federal Register and is effective as of December 31, 2016. This rule impacts thousands of entities that export and/or import shipments of hazardous wastes. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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)

  • ABA Publishes "The RCRA Practice Manual," with Chapter on Hazardous Waste Co-Authored by Lynn L. Bergeson and Christopher R. Bryant

    The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy and Resources has published the third edition of "The RCRA Practice Manual." The Manual focuses on the "cradle-to-grave" program for managing hazardous wastes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and is a comprehensive yet easy-to-use guide to an extraordinarily complex area of environmental law. Each chapter of ...


    By Acta Group

  • DWD International, LCC Agrees to Address RCRA Violations in Texas

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a consent agreement and final order to DWD International, LLC in Houston, Texas. The company violated laws under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) related to the storage and handling of hazardous waste. The company will pay a $91,773 civil penalty and is required to take steps to protect the local community from health and ...

  • ABA Publishes `The RCRA Practice Manual,` with Chapter on Hazardous Waste Co-Authored by Lynn L. Bergeson and Christopher R. Bryant

    The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy and Resources has published the third edition of "The RCRA Practice Manual." The Manual focuses on the "cradle-to-grave" program for managing hazardous wastes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and is a comprehensive yet easy-to-use guide to an extraordinarily complex area of environmental law. Each chapter of ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA awards $450,000 RCRA grant to New Mexico (NM)

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $450,000 to the New Mexico Environment Department. The funds will be used to assist Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) implementation issues. The grant will promote and stimulate enforcement, facility inspections, corrective actions, state authorizations, program management and provide program information. RCRA was created to ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • EPA to Revise Definition of Solid Waste

    Washington, D.C. -  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to modify the definition of solid waste rule to streamline regulation of hazardous secondary materials. The proposed rule would provide for the recycling of such materials as solvents, metals, and certain other chemicals. 'This proposal recognizes that recycling secondary materials can both help the environment and ...

  • EPA Fines Wharton Chemical for Hazardous Waste Violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently conducted a compliance evaluation of Wharton Chemical in Hungerford, Texas. The evaluation revealed violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) related to the storage and handling of hazardous waste at the facility. The company will pay a $230,000 civil penalty to settle allegations that it violated RCRA, and taking steps to ...

  • Sentara Norfolk general hospital settles hazardous waste violations

    Sentara Norfolk General Hospital has agreed to pay a $19,920 penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations at its medical facility, located at 600 Gresham Drive in Norfolk, Va., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. EPA cited Sentara for violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the federal law governing the proper treatment, storage, ...

  • Sunoco Settles Hazardous Waste Violations at its Former Philadelphia Facility

    Sunoco, Inc. (R&M) has agreed to pay a $117,000 penalty to settle alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations at its former facility located at 4701 Margaret St., Philadelphia, Pa., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. EPA cited Sunoco for violating the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the federal law governing the treatment, storage, and disposal of ...

  • EPA requires Phoenix facility to safely handle hazardous waste

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently fined World Resources Company $39,900 for violations of hazardous waste laws. World Resources, located in Tolleson, Ariz. uses manufactured residues to produce metal concentrates and was fined $39,900 for violations of hazardous waste regulations. In this case, the violations stemmed from improper shipment of hazardous wastes. World Resources ...

  • EPA Inspections reveal hazardous waste violations at ABC Labs of Columbia, Mo.

    EPA Region 7 conducted Compliance Evaluation Inspections at Analytical Bio-Chemistry Laboratories Inc.’s (ABC Labs’) two facilities in Columbia, Mo., in April 2012. The inspections revealed violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) related to the storage and handling of hazardous waste at each facility. The company has agreed to pay a $19,040 civil penalty to ...

  • 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)

  • 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 ...

  • U.S. EPA fines reno area facility $79,500 for hazardous waste violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined a hazardous waste treatment, storage and recycling company $79,500 for the improper management of hazardous waste at its Fernley facility. A 2010 inspection at 21st Century Environmental Management of Nevada, LLC, uncovered violations of federal standards governing the handling and storage of hazardous waste. In this case, the facility processes and ...

  • U.S. EPA fines tucson facility $30,000 for hazardous waste violations

    Inspections at MRI Manufacturing and Research, Inc. in 2010 uncovered violations of federal standards governing the handling and storing of hazardous waste. In this case, the materials were industrial solvents used to manufacture medical devices, such as tubing for catheters. Among the violations were mislabeled or unlabeled containers, failure to provide proof of employee training and inadequate ...

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