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By: Brian Rees
Aug31

Below are the most recent movements for the Generator Improvement Rule with New Hampshire moving into anticipated rulemaking in 2019 and North Dakota pushing back to the second half of 2020. We will continue to monitor activity and keep you posted with the most up-to-date information available. States Where the…

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By: Brian Rees
Aug29

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control has scheduled a public workshop for September 18, 2019 to evaluate the current Administrative Penalties Regulations (22 CCR 66272.60-66272.69) for violations of California's Hazardous Waste Control Law and discuss possible revisions to the regulations. The workshop is an opportunity to increase public awareness…

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By: Stericycle
Aug28

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that e-Manifest submission fees are going up substantially beginning Oct. 1. The Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest Establishment Act that authorized the EPA to implement the national system also required that the costs of developing and operating e-Manifests be recovered from user fees.…

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By: Stericycle
Aug27

Bloomberg Environment’s Sylvia Carignan recently spoke with Director of Governmental Affairs Wade Scheel about the new Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule. In the article, Wade talks about how the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation – which went into effect Aug. 21 – changes operations for health…

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By: Stericycle
Aug09

California and Oregon are the latest states to see movement on passed safe medication disposal legislation. California passed its statewide Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) legislation Senate Bill 212 in August 2018. The state is currently undergoing informal rulemaking, which allows more opportunity for dialogue and influence by stakeholders. The formal…

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By: Stericycle
Aug08

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) newest rule will be in effect in various states beginning Aug. 21, 2019. The new regulations require retailers with pharmacies and many other health care practices to asses hazardous waste management procedures. Any missteps in compliance can result in costly fines and brand damage.…

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By: Stericycle
Aug02

From a single store to a large brand with a national presence, retailers face many unique challenges. Few of these challenges, however, have as much potential to impact a retailer’s brand and financial status as environmental and waste regulations. The rising focus on regulations and enforcement can result in fines…

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By: Brian Rees
Jul25

We continue to see more movement in states who have adopted the new Generator Improvements Rule or who have had activity and are anticipated to make decisions. Some states have moved up their anticipated rule adoption and others have moved it back. We will continue to monitor activity and keep…

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By: Stericycle
Jul18

We are continuing to see more states move forward with paint stewardship bills. Putting paint stewardship legislation in place requires states to have program maintenance, proper disposal based on type of paint and reporting on quantities. As we continue to monitor and report the progress of paint stewardship legislation, below…

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By: Stericycle
Jul15

With being in the midst of hurricane season, it is imperative that businesses of all sizes – from small to large quantity generators – are prepared for emergencies caused by high winds, heavy rainfall and flooding. The following tips will help you better prepare to protect your facility’s hazardous waste…

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