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Keep Abreast Of Waste Disposal Enforcement Trends That Are Closest To You

The size and impact of the EPA has grown exponentially since its inception in 1970, and so has its effects upon the way a legitimate business can operate without running afoul of a myriad of environmental laws and complicated regulations. This is doubly so for enterprises needing to dispose of hazardous waste, as the [...]

By | 2018-04-17T10:50:57+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Sustainability|Comments Off on Keep Abreast Of Waste Disposal Enforcement Trends That Are Closest To You

What Do You Need to Know About Delisting A Hazardous Waste Stream?

There are two kinds of hazardous waste according to the EPA. Characteristic hazardous wastes are more-or-less what you would expect: unusable byproducts requiring hazardous waste management because they possess noxious qualities such as corrosivity, ignitability, reactivity, and/or toxicity. Listed hazardous wastes are less intuitive. These don’t exhibit such noxious qualities per se. Instead, because [...]

By | 2018-04-17T10:32:05+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Do You Need to Know About Delisting A Hazardous Waste Stream?

How OSHA Workplace Rules Affect Hazardous Waste Management

In matters of hazardous waste removal, it’s just not EPA directives that you need to heed. There are also OSHA requirements. Proper hazardous waste management—which falls under EPA auspices—serves to protect the ecology. But it’s also an integral part of industrial hygiene (aka occupational hygiene or workplace health), which is the central concern of OSHA. So what exactly is [...]

By | 2018-03-20T13:22:27+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How OSHA Workplace Rules Affect Hazardous Waste Management

A Review of the EPA Hazardous Waste Profile and its Requirements

Among the many procedures and requirements dictated by the EPA in matters of hazardous waste disposal is something called a Hazardous Waste Profile, formerly known as a “waste characterization profile.” In essence, a Hazardous Waste Profile requires you to list the chemical properties of the particular type of waste you intend to dispose of or [...]

By | 2018-04-04T12:21:55+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Review of the EPA Hazardous Waste Profile and its Requirements

What is a Waste Analysis Plan?

Put into place more than 40 years ago, the purpose of the U.S. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is to ensure the proper treatment and storage of hazardous materials and regulate hazardous waste disposal. Thereby, RCRA permits are required for all hazardous waste management facilities, and they are issued only to such facilities that can demonstrate the ability [...]

By | 2018-02-19T15:48:06+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Hazardous Waste|Comments Off on What is a Waste Analysis Plan?

Four National Associations You Should Know As A Hazardous Waste Management Professional

The health, legal, and environmental liabilities endemic to hazmat make it crucial that both its generators and managers be more than merely conversant with the best practices, applicable law, and technological trends affecting both solid- and hazardous-waste disposal.Thereby, the advisability of aligning yourself (and your enterprise) with one or more nationally recognized industry associations is patent; [...]

By | 2018-02-28T14:12:00+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Hazardous Waste|Comments Off on Four National Associations You Should Know As A Hazardous Waste Management Professional

Some Worthy National Conferences For Hazardous Waste Management Professionals

January is a good time to start pondering your schedule for professional development, and so we’ve listed a number of annual national conferences that focus upon hazardous waste management. So as not to be overwhelming, we’ve limited ourselves to U.S. national conferences, effectively ignoring such worthies as the International EcoWASTE Conference in Abu Dhabi. Neither have we [...]

By | 2018-01-03T13:32:06+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Some Worthy National Conferences For Hazardous Waste Management Professionals

What are the Educational Requirements for your Onsite Hazardous Waste Manager?

  Perhaps some people are born to hazardous waste management. Others aspire to it. And yet others have it thrust upon them. But whatever the case, while the academic requirements to become a hazardous waste manager vary across employers, in virtually all cases the minimum educational prerequisite is—or should be—an undergraduate degree. Usually, that degree [...]

By | 2017-12-14T09:48:43+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What are the Educational Requirements for your Onsite Hazardous Waste Manager?

Is the EPA a Creature of Republican Environmentalism?

Few remember (and perhaps many simply do not want to know) that the EPA was created by a Republican president nearly a half-century ago. Would you believe: Richard M. Nixon? By way of history, during the late 1950’s and throughout the 1960’s there was increasing public concern about environmental degradation. Such alarm was intensified by [...]

By | 2017-12-14T09:41:40+00:00 December 15th, 2017|EPA|Comments Off on Is the EPA a Creature of Republican Environmentalism?

Can You Treat Hazardous Waste Without A Treatment Permit?

Any enterprise intending to engage in hazardous waste “treatment” is required to obtain a treatment permit from the EPA, per the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Bear in mind that the EPA deems almost any facet of hazardous waste management as an instance of “treatment,” including any effort to make a hazardous waste non-hazardous [...]

By | 2017-11-16T15:01:31+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Regulatory|Comments Off on Can You Treat Hazardous Waste Without A Treatment Permit?