Hazardous Waste

Additional Hazardous Waste 101 Training in Reno, Waitlist for Las Vegas Course

Due to demand, BEP will be offering an additional Hazardous Waste 101 Course in Reno on Wednesday, December 20th at UNR Redfield Campus from 9AM to 12PM. Spots are limited, and registration is required. Register here today! Note: if you were on the waitlist for the December 19th course, you have been automatically registered for the course on December 20th. The Hazardous Waste 101 Course scheduled for Wednesday, 12/13 in Las Vegas is now full! Contact Kat Olson to be added to the waitlist …

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Small Business Environmental Roundtable

Trichloroethylene (TCE); Regulation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Procedures for Chemical Risk Evaluation Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Tuesday, November 17, 2023 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST Microsoft Teams Webinar The next Office of Advocacy Environmental Roundtable will be held virtually on November 17, 2023, at 1 PM ET on the Microsoft Teams platform. The discussion will focus on <SUBJECT> Please register here and provide the information requested to receive a Teams link. AGENDA                         I.        Welcome and Introductions …

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National Enforcement and Compliance Initiatives

FY 2024-2027 The EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) updates its national enforcement and compliance initiatives (NECIs) every three years to address difficult environmental and public health challenges. The EPA focuses its enforcement and compliance assurance resources on the most serious environmental violations by developing and implementing NECIs, in addition to the EPA’s core enforcement work. The six NECIs for FY 2024-2027 are: Mitigating climate change (new) Addressing exposure to PFAS (new) Protecting communities from coal ash contamination (new) Reducing …

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EPA Issues Technical Corrections to the Hazardous Waste Regulations

On August 9, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule that corrects typographical errors, incorrect citations, and clarifies ambiguous language in approximately 50 sections of the hazardous waste regulations, including the Generator Improvement Rule, Pharmaceutical Rule, and the Definition of Solid Waste Rule. The rule is effective on December 7, 2023, unless adverse comments are received by October 10, 2023.  Read the rule for more information and contact BEP with any questions.

Proposed Restricted Use of Perchloroethylene

SBA to Hold Small Business Environmental Roundtable August 2, 2023 As reported previously, the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) has proposed a rule to restrict the use of perchlorethylene under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) and public comments are due by August 15, 2023. On August 2, 2023, from 2:00pm – 3:00pm EST, the US Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy will be holding a Small Business Environmental Roundtable to present the proposed rule and provide an overview of issues particularly …

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e-Manifest News

User Fees for Fiscal Years 2024 and 2025 The EPA sets user fees based on the manifest usage and processing costs for each manifest type in accordance with its user fee calculation methodology (40 CFR parts 264/265 subpart FF).  The user fees for fiscal years 2024 and 2025 (October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2025) are included below: Manifest Submission Type/Fee per Manifest Scanned Image Upload – $22.00 Data + Image Upload – $10.00 Electronic Manifest (Fully electronic & hybrid) – $6.00 …

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Proposed Phase Down of Methylene Chloride

Methylene chloride is widely used in many industries for paint removing, degreasing, cleaning, manufacturing, and more. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a rapid phase-down for its use.  The proposed rule would: Prohibit manufacturing, processing and distribution of methylene chloride for all consumer uses Prohibit most industrial and commercial uses of methylene chloride Create strict workplace protections to ensure that for the remaining uses, workers will not be harmed by methylene chloride use. Require manufacturers (including importers), processors, and distributors to notify …

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Take Advantage of BEP’s New Hazardous Waste Management Tools

Weekly Inspection Tools for SQGs and LQGs of Hazardous Waste State and Federal law require small and large quantity hazardous waste generators to inspect their central accumulation areas once per week. BEP’s new comprehensive Weekly Inspection Tools for SQGs and LQGs will help keep your facility in compliance. The tool can be used digitally as a fillable PDF. Have questions on the requirements for your weekly inspections? Contact us for free, confidential assistance. SQG Weekly Inspection Tool LQG Weekly Inspection …

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EPA Proposes Reforms to New Chemical Review Process Under TSCA

Public Comment Due by July 25th The EPA proposed amendments to regulations that govern the review of new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  Read the Federal Register notice and submit a public comment by July 25.  These amendments would update the regulations to:  Include the five statutory determinations EPA must make for each new chemical submission; Eliminate eligibility exemptions from the full safety review process for PFAS and other persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic chemicals; and Make the …

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NEW Hazardous Waste Determination Tool

Identifying whether your waste is hazardous or not can be tricky. BEP’s new Hazardous Waste Determination Tool takes you step by step through the process of evaluating your waste, connects you to relevant regulations, and keeps recordkeeping organized and thorough. Need help with determining your waste? Check out BEP’s Hazardous Waste Determination Factsheet and contact us for free, confidential assistance.