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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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By: Stericycle
Dec12

In the past, correction letters have been an acceptable method for issuing corrections to the manifest after the treatment, storage and disposal facility (TSDF) received the shipment. While a correction letter can still be used for manifests generated prior to June 30, 2018, they are no longer required or necessary for…

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By: Stericycle
Dec03

As we reported back in November, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released a Final Rule for the Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals. It is anticipated that the EPA will now publish the final rule by the end of 2018. The final rule will cover most healthcare…

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By: Stericycle
Nov27

As states and territories continue to analyze the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements 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 Generator Improvements Rule: States Where the Rule is in Effect: Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Florida,…

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By: Stericycle
Nov20

On Oct. 24, President Donald Trump signed a bipartisan bill to fight the opioid crisis into law. The bill, called SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act (House Resolution 6), packages dozens of smaller proposals sponsored by hundreds of lawmakers, including a bill that would provide grants to incentivize medication takeback…

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By: Stericycle
Nov15

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released a Final Rule for the Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals. The EPA will now publish the Final Rule by the end of 2018. The original proposed rule asked to establish a sector-specific set of regulations for the management of hazardous…

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By: Stericycle
Nov12

This week we will be exhibiting at the Clean Gulf Conference in New Orleans, LA where we will be showcasing our services in: Hazardous Waste Transportation & Disposal Emergency Response Remediation & Field Services Stop by booth 336 and meet our team (Dave Nelson, Jody DeLuca, Bruce Trubee, Dale Hampton,…

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By: Stericycle
Nov08

As Hawaii becomes latest state to adopt the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule and as states and territories continue to analyze the 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:…

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By: Stericycle
Oct08

The Senate passed comprehensive opioids legislation with bipartisan support on Oct. 3, sending it to the White House. The legislation packages dozens of smaller proposals sponsored by hundreds of lawmakers, including a bill that would provide grants to incentivize medication takeback programming in up to five states. This takeback portion…

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By: Stericycle
Oct04

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law SB 212, establishing a comprehensive statewide takeback system for sharps and medications. California is the first state to create a comprehensive, producer-funded takeback program to provide safe and convenient disposal options for both home-generated pharmaceutical drugs and sharps waste. A traditional Extended…

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