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  • Monday, July 8, 2019
    After a 2011 explosion at a fireworks disposal magazine, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) made recommendations relating to the use of RCRA emergency permits to the EPA. In 2017, the EPA issued the recommended policy memo.
  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019
    In 2013, the EPA promulgated a final rule that removed solvent-contaminated wipes that are either cleaned and reused or disposed of from regulation under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Here we summarize a condition that wipes being shipped for cleaning and disposal have no free liquids.
  • Thursday, June 13, 2019
    In March 2019, the EPA issued a final rule prohibiting the manufacture, processing, and distribution in commerce of methylene chloride for consumer paint and coating removal. That proposal also sought to prohibit the manufacture, processing, and distribution of methylene chloride for most types of commercial stripping. However, in the final rule, the EPA has left out the commercial prohibition.
  • Thursday, May 30, 2019
    The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), which is part of the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB), recently issued a memo clarifying how it determines if a proposed federal rule is a major rule and the level of cooperation the OIRA expects from federal agencies to assist in that determination.
  • Thursday, May 23, 2019
    The EPA’s Clean Air Act Stationary Source Compliance Monitoring Strategy (CMS) describes the Agency’s approach for EPA regional offices, states, Indian tribes, and localities to assess and document compliance with permits and regulations at major stationary and synthetic minor sources.A 2016 update to the document included elements of the Agency’s Next Generation approach, which incorporates new and emerging monitoring and information technologies as well as increased transparency.
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