Archive for the ‘Compliance’ Category

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
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
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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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
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
Sep26

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, Florida, Georgia,…

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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
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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