hazardous waste News

  • ‘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

  • Treating old railway sleepers as hazardous waste

    Wooden railway sleepers, or crossties, soaked in creosote are used in railway tracks across Europe. However, wooden sleepers are gradually being removed and disposed of, to be replaced with concrete ones. New research suggests that many of the wooden sleepers exceed the critical creosote limit set by the European Union and when they are disposed of they should be treated as hazardous waste. ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson settles with EPA for hazardous waste law violations

    Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage failed to comply with federal hazardous waste management laws and has agreed to pay a fine to resolve the violations, according to a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The base has taken action to correct the violations and will pay a fine of over $21,000. “Careful hazardous waste management protects human lives and the ...

  • Texas Man Sentenced Gets Five Months Prison Time for Hazardous Waste Transport Crimes

    Dennis Rodriguez of El Paso, Texas, was sentenced yesterday to five months in prison for violating hazardous waste transport law while operating his company, North American Waste ...

  • EPA takes important step in implementing the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a final rule that is a crucial step in the development of a national electronic manifest (e-Manifest) system, which will upgrade the current paper-based system of tracking hazardous waste to an electronic one. “Today’s action is a key step in bringing the oversight of these potentially dangerous materials into the 21st ...

  • The waste trade – legal and illegal

    A new EEA report 'Waste without borders in the EU' examines the increase in cross-border waste shipments and the drivers behind them. It also reveals that the number of reported illegal shipments of waste is increasing. But while the European Union can do better in tracking electronic waste as well as other hazardous and problematic 'waste streams', almost all waste generated in the EU that needs ...

  • Medical waste was dumped on farm land

    A man’s farm became a dump when he allowed waste, including medical items, to be tipped and stored there without an environmental permit. Neil John Spooner was today (Wed) fined £2,000 for two offences at Little Tressells Farm, The Tye, Margaretting, Essex and was ordered to pay full costs of £2,900 by Chelmsford Crown Court. The court heard that a significant amount of mixed ...

  • Waste prevention in Europe - the status in 2013

    The Waste Framework Directive sets a legal obligation for European Union (EU) Member States to adopt waste prevention programmes by 12 December 2013. The European Environment Agency (EEA) has been asked to review the progress of the 'completion and implementation of the programmes' annually (EU, 2008). This report presents a first review of waste prevention programmes across Europe. The waste ...

  • 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

  • Quantum Compliance System, Inc. announces support for biennial waste report changes

    Ypsilanti, MI - Quantum Compliance Systems, Inc. (Quantum) announces an update to FacTS™ Waste Tracking/Management feature to support changes in the Biennial Report. The Environmental Protection Agency’s 2009 Hazardous Waste Report Instructions document a new field called the Waste Minimization Code for the Waste Generation and Management (GM) form. This code will be used to categorize the ...


    By Quantum Compliance

  • RWM offers free seminars to tackle council waste worries

    What is the secret to PFI success? How can Facebook and Twitter encourage your residents to recycle more? How do you conquer the planning process to minimise delay and achieve a cost effective result? Are macerators the answer to food waste, and what’s the best policy for handling radioactive waste? With an entire seminar theatre dedicated to local authority issues, a new theatre covering waste ...


    By Emap Ltd

  • Wastedge.com December release is here!

    It seems like just yesterday we were deploying our September 2009 release of Wastedge.com yet here we are 3 months later and we are introducing our lastest release of Wastedge.com functionality. This release includes alot of new functionality and extentions to existing functions of our software package. The latest features include our new Vehicle Tracking, Customisable Reports (Beta), PDF Merging ...


    By Wastedge.com

  • Quantum Compliance System`s New Federal Manifest 2006

    I would like to announce the release of the enhancements to the FacTS Software Product to support the Manifest 2006 report to meet the new EPA requirements. Change highlights include a new harmonized manifest form that has been design to be used by all states. The changes released by the EPA are: - A new Manifest 2006 form and continuation sheet that must be used starting September 5, 2006: ...


    By Quantum Compliance

  • EM’s Exhibit Attracts International Attention

    EM recently showcased its work in safeguards for nuclear and radioactive material transportation for the world to see in a joint effort with the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). “This symposium enhances EM’s profile in safeguards, safety, and security in the transport of radioactive and nuclear materials throughout the DOE complex,” said Dr. James ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Over 500 top firms join US environmental performance program

    Facilities from Nestle, Frito-Lay, and Toyota are among the 42 new members committing to go above and beyond environmental requirements as members of EPA's National Environmental Performance Track Program. The latest members bring the total number of environmental leaders in Performance Track to 538 with members in 49 states and Puerto Rico. 'EPA applauds our Performance Track partners who are ...

  • EPA Performance Track Program Nears 500-Member Mark

    (Washington, D.C. - Oct. 18, 2007) Coca Cola, 3M and Corning facilities are among the 55 new members committing to go above and beyond environmental requirements as members of EPA's National Environmental Performance Track Program. The latest members bring the total number of environmental leaders in Performance Track to nearly 500, with members now found in 49 states. 'We are proud to have ...

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