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By: Stericycle
Jul17

As states and territories continue to analyze the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, we are continuing to monitor their latest rulemaking activity. Below is the most recent anticipated schedule of states and territories adopting the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule: Where the Rule is in Effect: Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho,…

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By: Stericycle
Jul12

On June 19, 2018, House Rule 5687, the “SOUND Disposal and Packaging Act,” was passed by the House of Representatives and referred to the Senate. H.R.5687 directs the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to work with manufacturers to establish programs for efficient return or destruction of unused Schedule II or…

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By: Stericycle
Jul09

Last month, the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks Industrial Waste Program in King County, Washington, awarded Stericycle Environmental Solutions, Inc. DBA Burlington Environmental LLC with the 2017 Gold Award. This award recognizes the company’s compliance with the terms and conditions of its wastewater discharge permit in 2017.…

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By: Stericycle
Jul03

As of June 30, 2018, all manifests signed by generators will be required to be submitted to the EPA’s e-Manifest system. Some of these regulations have changed since we last reported about the e-Manifest, including the provisional fee structure. According to the EPA, this updated system will improve access to…

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By: Stericycle
Jul01

Several states are in the process of considering state pharmaceutical takeback legislation, including local drug disposal programs, drug education programs, and takeback initiatives. More have moved through committees and are at final stages, however, many state legislatures have ended. We will continue to monitor the progress as legislation moves forward,…

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By: Stericycle
Jun27

States are continuing to move forward in considering state pharmaceutical takeback legislation, including local drug disposal programs, drug education programs, and takeback initiatives. While we’ll continue to monitor the progress as legislation moves forward, here is an updated list of the states considering these types of programs: Drug Disposal Programs…

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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
Jun14

As we reported in April, there have recently been several new updates with the opioid and drug abuse commission. In addition to President Trump’s new initiative to combat our nation’s opioid epidemic and the introduction of the Access to Increased Drug Disposal Act of 2018, the Senate Judiciary Committee has…

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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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