With multiple environmental reporting due at the first of the year, it’s hard to find time to attend Conferences. However, February 9-10 is the 14th Annual Kentucky Chamber Environmental Conference. Several people from SMG will be providing value information on a host of subjects including “Environmental Policy, Politics and the Courts”, “Those Containers and Areas Apply to EPA’s Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Rule (40 CFR 112)?”, “Decoding the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule”, “It’s Time to Brush the Dust Off of the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)”, “Local Control and Stormwater Programs”, and “Use of AERMOD for NAAQS Area Designations and State Implementation Plan Submittals”.

I will be speaking with Jennifer Cave partner at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP to decode the proposed changes to the hazardous waste generator rules. Final comments to US EPA have been extended to December 24, 2015, and final rules are expected in September 2016. This presentation will help generators understand the two key provisions in the proposed rule: 1) hazardous waste generator may avoid the increased burden of a higher generator status when generating episodic waste, and 2) conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQG) may send hazardous waste to a large quantity generator under control of the same person. The presentation will also provide an overview of hazardous waste generator compliance changes and pitfalls.

Come join us to learn more about the new rules and how to avoid pitfalls and take advantage of changes to the hazardous waste rules.

Karen Thompson is a Senior Project Manager at Smith Management Group. Karen can be reached at karent@smithmanage.com.