Friday, September 4, 2015
On the heels of its final Clean Power Plan and Clean Water Rule—both regulations with broad economic consequences—the EPA has sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) its final revision of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ozone, which will likely carry even more economic significance than the other two actions.
A coalition of environmental groups have launched a fresh attack on the oil and gas (O&G) sector by notifying the EPA that they intend to sue the Agency for its failure to review and, if necessary, revise the federal regulations and state guidelines covering the disposal of O&G wastes.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
The current RCRA regulations governing hazardous waste generators were written in 1980, and since then, the EPA has been made aware of “ambiguities, inconsistencies, gaps, and a lack of flexibility in the regulations,” which have limited the effectiveness of the requirements to protect human health and the environment. In a new proposal, the Agency says it is attempting to correct at least some of those drawbacks to improve the usability of the regulations by the regulated community.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
The generation of pharmaceutical hazardous waste and pharmaceutical acute hazardous waste in healthcare facilities has presented a unique management challenge to this business sector as well as to the solid waste regulators at the EPA.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
On August 31, 2015, EPA issued a proposed rule, the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule.
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