Tag: Hazardous Waste

The New E-Manifest

On January 3, 2018, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its new E-Manifest Rule that will become effective June 30, 2018. The rule is being promulgated to fulfill the directives set by Congress in its Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act. 42 U.S.C. 6339(g). The rule authorizes EPA to implement a national electronic manifest system […]

Labelling Hazardous Waste Containers - KY adopts GIR

The Kentucky Division of Waste Management has adopted revisions to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations that became effective on December 7, 2017.  These revisions affect labelling of hazardous waste containers for Small Quantity Generators (SQG), Large Quantity Generators (LQG), transporters, and Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDF). For SQGs and LQGs, containers […]

Are You Ready for a Waste Management Inspection? Is Your Documentation in Order?

While there is no one national list of the most common violations, several sources keep track of various state violations issued. These violations can be broken out into waste handling, tracking (documentation) and training, and labeling. Lack of documentation is one of the easiest violations to correct. Simply, have all of your documents in order and […]

EPCRA, air, and hazardous waste March 1 reporting deadlines are quickly approaching

It’s a busy time of year for environmental managers. Several common environmental reports have March 1 reporting deadlines. Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Sections 311-312 inventory reports are due March 1.  US EPA has a lot of useful information and references at its EPCRA Sections 311-312 webpage. Additionally, Kentucky has published a 2014 […]

EPA Requests Public Input on Hazardous Waste Operations

Does your facility generate, treat, store or dispose of hazardous wastes?  If so, take the time to read and comment on EPA’s revision to “Waste Analysis at Facilities That Generate, Treat, Store, and Dispose of Hazardous Wastes: A Guidance Manual.” The guidance manual was last updated in 1994. The current version of the guidance manual […]