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By: Stericycle
Oct15

Although Atlantic hurricane season simmering down and officially ends Nov. 30, it is still 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…

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By: Stericycle
Oct07

As of April 2019, 70% of the U.S. population now lives less than five miles from a permanent drug disposal collection site – however, most people are unaware of recommended disposal methods available within their communities or have not disposed of unused prescription opioids in the past. In response to…

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By: Stericycle
Sep24

Below are the most recent movements for the Generator Improvement Rule with South Dakota now having their ruling in effect and Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, and Wisconsin pushing to 2020 rule-making. We will continue to monitor activity and keep you posted with the most up-to-date information available. States Where the Rule…

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By: Stericycle
Sep18

Stericycle is the official launch partner of the National Safety Council  resource and is providing simple medication and sharps solutions for employers WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 18, 2019) – Stericycle, Inc. – a leading provider of complete compliance-based, safe medication and sharps disposal solutions – has joined the National Safety Council…

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By: Stericycle
Sep16

As of August 2019, there are still 27 states pending adoption of the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule. Once this rule is updated by each state, it will make other rules easier to understand and facilities more complian. It will also provide greater flexibility in how hazardous waste is managed…

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By: Stericycle
Sep16

As we’ve been preparing the last few months for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals, we’ve continued to share updates on the progression of this rule on a national and state level. We continue to remind our customers that these new regulations require many health care entities…

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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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