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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?

Are Environmental Regulations In Your State More Stringent Than Those Of The EPA?

Individual states have the power to adopt hazardous waste management regulations that are more stringent than those of the federal government—and a number of them have done so. How did that happen? In matters of hazardous waste disposal, the face of the EPA is likely that of your state—not the federal government. This is because the 1976 Resource Conservation [...]

By | 2017-11-01T10:16:28+00:00 November 6th, 2017|EPA|Comments Off on Are Environmental Regulations In Your State More Stringent Than Those Of The EPA?

Your Environmental Emergency Requires an EPA Provisional Identification Number—And More!

Perhaps your business or enterprise doesn’t normally produce hazardous waste. But that doesn’t mean the intricate requirements of hazardous waste management couldn’t suddenly be thrust upon you. If deemed an environmental hazard, a spill or other kind of emergency can set into motion the regulatory prerogatives of the EPA; and what’s totally benign in moderation can [...]

By | 2017-09-13T10:04:32+00:00 September 13th, 2017|EPA|Comments Off on Your Environmental Emergency Requires an EPA Provisional Identification Number—And More!

New “Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule” Goes Into Effect May 30

The first major effort in 35 years on the part of the EPA to amend its rules applicable to hazardous materials disposal goes into effect May 30th. Dubbed the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, it’s an attempt by the EPA to simplify some regulations for hazardous waste generators, making such rules easier to understand, while [...]

By | 2017-05-24T10:50:52+00:00 May 24th, 2017|EPA, Hazardous Waste|Comments Off on New “Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule” Goes Into Effect May 30

What effect will Scott Pruitt have on EPA federal policy concerning hazardous waste disposal?

For environmentally sensitive businesses and other enterprises in need of specialized waste disposal and sustainability solutions, what are the ramifications of Scott Pruitt’s ascendency to head the federal EPA? EnviroBLR.com, a paid subscription website providing comprehensive information about state and federal environmental compliance requirements, surveyed its membership about what they thought the size of the [...]

By | 2017-06-02T14:00:03+00:00 February 6th, 2017|EPA|Comments Off on What effect will Scott Pruitt have on EPA federal policy concerning hazardous waste disposal?

4 Common Hazardous Waste Tests You Need to Know About

If you’re unsure what kind of hazardous materials you might be in possession of, it’s absolutely essential to have hazardous waste tests performed. Whether it’s due to poor labeling, improper storage, or some other factor, it’s not always clear to customers what kind of waste they’re dealing with when looking for disposal options. When this [...]

By | 2017-06-02T14:00:05+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|EPA, Hazardous Waste, Regulatory|Comments Off on 4 Common Hazardous Waste Tests You Need to Know About

What You Should Know About the Concept of Sham Recycling

Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) establishes guidelines for the recycling of hazardous waste. These guidelines highlight the difference in what’s considered legitimate recycling versus what is determined to be sham recycling (illegitimate). So, what exactly is sham recycling? Let’s start by defining what’s legitimate. Defining Legitimate Recycling [...]

By | 2017-06-02T14:00:05+00:00 August 11th, 2016|EPA, Hazardous Waste, Recycling, Regulatory|Comments Off on What You Should Know About the Concept of Sham Recycling

Penalties for Noncompliance Will Soon Cost You More

We have long said that failing to remain in compliance with the many different regulations out there will cost you more in the end. With an increase in penalties fast approaching, it’s more true now than ever before. Due to Congress amending the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 in 2015, the Environmental Protection [...]

By | 2016-07-22T16:23:11+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|EPA, Regulatory, Safety|Comments Off on Penalties for Noncompliance Will Soon Cost You More

Cradle to Grave: The Most Important Concept for Generators

Most generators understand that hazardous waste is a serious threat to human health and the environment alike. They’re also likely aware that when disposing any hazardous material, they have to contact a waste disposal company to do so properly. What some generators may not know, however, is that generator responsibility goes further than that. As [...]

By | 2017-06-02T14:00:05+00:00 June 24th, 2016|EPA, Hazardous Waste, Regulatory|Comments Off on Cradle to Grave: The Most Important Concept for Generators

A Quick Refresher on Underground Storage Tanks

Awhile back we published a blog post on our Environmental Remediation Experts website regarding the regulation and dangers of underground storage tanks. Given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revised certain regulations in 2015, along with it being the time of year we typically start hearing from customers regarding remediation work, we thought it'd be [...]

By | 2017-06-02T14:00:05+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Environmental Remediation, EPA, Regulatory|Comments Off on A Quick Refresher on Underground Storage Tanks