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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?

Does the EPA Alcohol Exemption Apply to Your Business?

Solid or otherwise, not all waste that incidentally contains alcohol necessarily requires hazardous material removal.  So how do you know? EPA hazardous waste regulations stipulate that any aqueous solution with a flashpoint below 140F is ignitable and therefore requires hazardous waste management. However, this rule does not apply to aqueous solutions containing less than 24 [...]

By | 2017-06-02T14:00:03+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Regulatory|Comments Off on Does the EPA Alcohol Exemption Apply to Your Business?

3 Surprising Consequences Of E-Cigarette Regulations

Throughout the last few years, regulations governing electronic cigarettes and related products (like the e-liquids or “juice” they require to function) have strengthened significantly. Earlier this year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a rule that widened their authority to regulate e-cigarettes and products as tobacco products, despite not actually containing tobacco. This is [...]

By | 2016-11-14T10:47:16+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Regulatory|Comments Off on 3 Surprising Consequences Of E-Cigarette Regulations

What will a Trump presidency mean for environmental regulation?

Depending on your politics, you might be celebrating this morning, or still seething. But wherever you stand, there's probably one thing we can all agree on: with Trump in the White House and the GOP controlling Congress, Republicans are now in position to bring about drastic change. Some of these changes might include massive tax cuts for high [...]

By | 2016-11-09T10:27:42+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Regulatory|Comments Off on What will a Trump presidency mean for environmental regulation?

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

TSCA Reform: Highlights from the Proposal

Since first being passed into law in 1976, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) hasn’t had any of its core provisions updated. However, congressional lawmakers have recently come to a compromise that would overhaul what many consider the worst environmental law in place. The new draft hasn’t officially been voted on yet, but it is [...]

By | 2017-06-02T14:00:05+00:00 May 24th, 2016|EPA, Hazardous Waste, Regulatory|Comments Off on TSCA Reform: Highlights from the Proposal