Archive for the ‘Compliance’ Category

By: Brian Rees
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
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: 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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By: Stericycle
Aug08

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) newest rule will be in effect in various states beginning Aug. 21, 2019. The new regulations require retailers with pharmacies and many other health care practices to asses hazardous waste management procedures. Any missteps in compliance can result in costly fines and brand damage.…

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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
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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