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By: Stericycle
Jun25

Multiple states are adopting federal commercial driving regulations set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). Others are deleting provisions that were more stringent or different from federal commercial driving regulations. While we’ll continue to monitor the…

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By: Stericycle
Jun19

As states and territories continue to analyze the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, we are continuing to monitor their latest rulemaking activity. West Virginia became the latest state to put the rule into effect as of June 1, 2018. Below is the most recent anticipated schedule of states and territories…

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By: Stericycle
Jun12

On May 9, the EPA issued its “unified agenda,” which included the statuses of all regulations in process. Previously, the Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste Rule was scheduled to be finalized in July 2018. Following the agenda, the latest target for finalization is October 2018. The rule would work to remedy the…

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By: Stericycle
Jun08

Aerosol cans are broadly used for dispensing a variety of products including personal care items (like hairspray and sunscreens), cleaners, food items, paints, pesticides, and many more. It’s estimated that 3.82 billion aerosol cans were filled in the U.S. in 2015 for commercial, industrial, and household use. The United States…

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By: Stericycle
May10

Several states are in the process of considering state pharmaceutical takeback legislation, including local drug disposal programs, drug education programs, and takeback initiatives. We will continue to monitor the progress as legislation moves forward, but at the moment, here are a few of the states considering these types of programs:…

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By: Stericycle
May03

As states continue to analyze the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, we are continuing to monitor the latest rule-making activity for each state. Below is the most recent anticipated schedule of states and territories adopting the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule: States Where the Rule is in Effect: Alabama, Alaska,…

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By: Stericycle
Apr25

On March 19, 2018, President Trump announced his new initiative to combat our nation’s opioid epidemic, which includes ways to “reduce drug demand through education, awareness and preventing over-prescription.” The president’s opioid initiative aims to: Reduce drug demand through education, awareness, and preventing over-prescription. Cut off the flow of illicit…

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By: Stericycle
Apr11

CHICAGO (April 11, 2018) ⎯ Stericycle team members are joining with the National Safety Council today on the Ellipse in President’s Park, to unveil Prescribed to Death: A Memorial to the Victims of the Opioid Crisis.  The memorial is free and will be open to the public from April 12 – 18 from…

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By: Stericycle
Apr06

New EPA regulations related to electronic manifesting of hazardous waste will take effect later this year.  These new E-manifest requirements will apply to all hazardous waste pick-ups performed June 30 and later and require hazardous waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs) to submit manifest data to EPA for the…

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By: Stericycle
Mar22

Macy’s is sponsoring the following free training sessions conducted by Stericycle to provide guidance for retailers regarding how to properly manage hazardous waste from their operations. For example, did you know that certain products such as cleaners, aerosols or personal care items and cosmetics could become hazardous wastes? And did…

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