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By: Stericycle
Feb12

With official approval in Washington state, 21 states and territories have now adopted the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, with 20 in effect. As areas continue to analyze the rule, we are continuing to monitor the latest rulemaking activity. Below is the most recent anticipated schedule of states and territories adopting the…

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By: Stericycle
Feb08

There have been several recent announcements on key positions to be filled in the Trump administration, including: The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved Andrew Wheeler to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which he currently leads on an acting basis. Wheeler's nomination will now be considered by…

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By: Stericycle
Feb01

The United States federal government shutdown of 2018–2019 occurred from Dec. 22, 2018 until Jan. 25, 2019 (35 days). During the shutdown, all regulatory offices of non-essential personnel were affected. No regulatory activity was conducted during this time, including the publication of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hazardous waste pharmaceutical…

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By: Stericycle
Jan15

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently announced its international enforcement policy, which says the organization won’t take enforcement action against any carrier using the newly adopted International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards when transporting hazardous materials by certain modes. The announcement comes after the understanding that many carriers transporting…

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By: Stericycle
Jan08

With implementation official for Illinois and New Mexico, 20 states have now adopted the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule. As states and territories continue to analyze the rule, we are continuing to monitor the latest rulemaking activity. Below is the most recent anticipated schedule of states and territories adopting the Hazardous Waste…

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By: Stericycle
Jan08

The final rule for the Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals has been signed by the EPA and is now waiting for the final step in the rulemaking process, which is for the final rule to be published in the Federal Register. The final rule was originally anticipated to be…

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By: Stericycle
Jan04

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that through the end of November 2018, it processed 655,000 manifests into the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest (e-Manifest) system. A breakdown of the data submittal format (as of November 2018) is as follows: 21 percent via PDF image only 20 percent via PDF…

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By: Stericycle
Dec20

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a final rule on Nov. 7 in response to petitions from the industry and regulated community requesting “to modify, clarify or eliminate certain regulations.” The final rule is significant because of its approval of electronic signatures, which may allow for the…

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By: Stericycle
Dec17

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is proposing changes to harmonize hazardous material regulations with recent changes to maritime, air and international dangerous good shipping regulations. The purpose of these proposed changes would be to align current U.S. hazmat shipping rules with international standards, including recent changes in…

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By: Stericycle
Dec14

Widely known in the industry and as we’ve discussed previously, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new hazardous waste e-Manifest system went live on June 30, 2018. The purpose of the new e-Manifest system is to improve access to higher quality and more timely hazardous waste shipment data and save industry…

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