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2024 Compliance Calendars Now Available

Download our 2024 Hazardous Waste Compliance Calendar! The calendar includes space for your facility to document weekly inspections, staff training, waste determinations, and more. The calendar also contains compliance tips and QR codes to helpful resources to keep your facility in compliance with hazardous waste regulations. Download the calendar here. The 2024 Dry Cleaner Calendar is also available for download here.

Minor Source Permitting in Washoe County Workshop

January 22, 2024 at UNR Redfield Campus UNR’s Business Environmental Program (BEP) is hosting a Workshop on Minor Source Permitting in Washoe County on January 22, 2024 at 10am at the Redfield Campus. Who Should Attend: Minor source permittees Potential minor source permittees Businesses looking to expand or open a new facility in Washoe County Consultants Topics Covered: Who needs a permit Different permit categories and what permit is needed for each category Forms you will need for your application …

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Wood Burning Device Workshop

January 8th, 2024 at UNR Redfield Campus UNR’s Business Environmental Program (BEP) is hosting a Workshop on Wood-Burning Devices located in Washoe County on January 8, 2024 at 10am at the Redfield Campus. Who Should Attend: If you own a wood-burning device, are planning to purchase one, or install or sell them in Washoe County, this workshop is for you. Why Attend: This workshop will cover the rules and regulations pertaining to owning, selling, or installing wood-burning devices, as well …

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Biennial Reporting Workshops

Reno: January 9th, Las Vegas: January 11th The Biennial Reporting Workshops scheduled for Reno on Tuesday, January 9 and for Las Vegas on Thursday, January 11 are currently full. Join the waitlists for the workshops today by emailing Kat Olson at katolson@unr.edu. Additional courses may be added based on demand. If you generated at a large quantity generator (LQG) status (greater than 2,200 lbs of hazardous waste in a calendar month) for any month during 2023, you must complete a …

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New Rule in the Works: End-of-Life Solar Panels and Lithium Batteries as Universal Wastes

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on October 23rd that they are planning to propose new rules to improve the management and recycling of end-of-life solar panels and lithium batteries. Some solar panels, though not all, contain enough metals to meet the definition of hazardous waste and lithium batteries can cause fires when improperly discarded or mismanaged. If solar panels are added to the universal waste regulations and tailored universal waste standards are added for lithium batteries then generators could benefit from streamlined regulatory …

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NNPH Proposes Revisions to Fees

Northern Nevada Public Health (NNPH, formerly Washoe County Health District) is proposing revisions to Environmental Health Services and Air Quality Management fees, due to higher costs to perform these services. Review the proposed changes: Air quality management fee revisions EHS fee revisions Comments on business impacts from the proposed fee increases can be submitted by filling out this survey by November 30th. CLICK HERE for the latest information from NNPH.  You can review an online recording of a previous workshop on the fee changes here.

2023 Clean School Bus Rebates

OPEN NOW! EPA is accepting new applications for 2023 The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2021 authorizes EPA to offer rebates to replace existing school buses with clean and zero-emission (ZE) models. The 2023 Clean School Bus (CSB) Rebates process includes SAM.gov account registration, rebate application submission, review and selection by EPA. Selectees will then submit purchase orders to request payment and then receive payment, which is followed by new bus delivery, existing bus replacement, and project close out. Clean School Bus Rebate …

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Gas Dispensing Facilities in Washoe County: Air Quality Workshop

December 21, 2023 Registration Now Open! CLICK HERE to Register Topics Covered Record keeping requirements Control measures for vapor emissions Common violations during inspections Target Audience Gas dispensing facility owners/operators Gas tanker truck owners/operators Consultants Workshop Details Location: Room 216, UNR Redfield Campus, 8325 Opal Station Dr, Reno, NV 89506 Time: 10am – 12 pm Parking: FREE Registration Required Register HERE Download the FLYER

Safer Choice

Proposed Updates Webinar On December 19, 2023 from 2-3p.m. ET, the EPA will hold a webinar to provide information on the proposed updates to the Safer Choice Standard, which identifies the requirements that products and their ingredients must meet to earn EPA’s Safer Choice label or Design for the Environment (DfE) logo.  Register here for the webinar, and submit any comments about the proposed updates to docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2023-0520 on regulations.gov by January 16, 2024.

EPA Proposes Trichloroethylene (TCE) Ban

Comments due by December 15th In October 2023, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to ban the manufacture (including import), processing, and distribution in commerce of TCE for all uses. The proposed rule would rapidly phase down manufacturing, processing, distribution, and use of TCE for all uses, most of which would be fully phased out in one year.  EPA is prohibiting manufacture, processing, and distribution in commerce of TCE for all consumer uses, including in: • Cleaners and degreasers …

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