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By: Stericycle
Apr12

In March, two federal agency departures were announced. These departures may result in a delay in rules that are currently being worked on at the federal level as well as a change in direction for opioid crisis-related activities. Neomi Rao, former administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs…

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By: Stericycle
Apr09

With Arizona’s rule going into effect last month, 22 states and territories have now adopted the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule. As areas continue to analyze the rule, we are continuing to monitor the latest rulemaking activity. Below, we outline the most recent anticipated schedule of states and territories adopting the Hazardous…

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By: Stericycle
Apr05

Virginia is the latest state to pass legislation for a statewide drug take back program. This legislation will go into effect July 1 and requires pharmacists to provide counseling on proper drug disposal. Additionally, Illinois held a hearing on March 27 to discuss an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) bill, House…

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By: Stericycle
Apr02

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (April 3, 2019) – Stericycle Environmental Solutions, a leading provider of environmental and regulated waste management solutions, has partnered with La Paz County to provide drug take back envelopes for the Arizona county’s upcoming Community Health Expo on Saturday, April 6. The Health Expo is sponsored by…

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By: Stericycle
Mar26

Bustle's Brandi Neal recently spoke with Stericycle Director of Governmental Affairs Wade Scheel about household hazardous waste best practices, as well as how Stericycle Environmental Solutions is combatting the nation’s opioid crisis with its drug take back solutions. "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency considers some leftover household products that can…

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By: Stericycle
Mar18

There have been a few recent confirmations to key positions in the Trump administration, outlined below. Recent confirmations Andrew Wheeler was confirmed as the 15th Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Feb. 28. Wheeler served as the deputy administrator from April to July 2018, and he was…

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By: Stericycle
Mar15

Healthcare facilities, including nursing, skilled nursing and inpatient hospital facilities, are facing several changes when it comes to managing pharmaceuticals considered to be hazardous waste. These changes are coming because of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals final rule. The rule, released in the…

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By: Stericycle
Mar13

With the opioid crisis showing no signs of slowing down, several states are in the process of considering drug take back legislation, with some already being approved. Legislation proposals include implementing local pharmaceutical disposal programs, drug education programs, take back initiatives and more. Stericycle Environmental Solutions will continue to monitor…

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By: Stericycle
Mar11

Several states have worked on paint stewardship legislation. Most bills require program maintenance and proper disposal based on type of paint, as well as reporting on quantities. Any entity selling paint into that state is also required to participate. What are the latest updates? States with recent paint stewardship activity…

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By: Stericycle
Feb21

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a major update to its chemicals list, known as the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory. The list contains all existing chemical substances manufactured, processed or imported in the U.S. that do not qualify for an exemption or exclusion under TSCA.…

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