Archive for the ‘Hazardous Waste’ Category

By: Stericycle
Apr15

Several states are continuing to work on paint stewardship legislation. Most bills require program maintenance, proper disposal based on type of paint and reporting on quantities. Any entity selling paint into that state is also required to participate. States with recent paint stewardship activity include: Connecticut: Requires state paint stewardship…

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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
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
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
Feb12

With official approval in Washington state, 21 states and territories have now adopted the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, with 20 in effect. As areas continue to analyze the rule, we are continuing to monitor the latest rulemaking activity. Below is the most recent anticipated schedule of states and territories adopting the…

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By: Stericycle
Feb08

There have been several recent announcements on key positions to be filled in the Trump administration, including: The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved Andrew Wheeler to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which he currently leads on an acting basis. Wheeler's nomination will now be considered by…

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By: Stericycle
Jan15

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) recently announced its international enforcement policy, which says the organization won’t take enforcement action against any carrier using the newly adopted International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards when transporting hazardous materials by certain modes. The announcement comes after the understanding that many carriers transporting…

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By: Stericycle
Jan08

With implementation official for Illinois and New Mexico, 20 states have now adopted the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule. As states and territories continue to analyze the 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…

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By: Stericycle
Jan08

The final rule for the Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals has been signed by the EPA and is now waiting for the final step in the rulemaking process, which is for the final rule to be published in the Federal Register. The final rule was originally anticipated to be…

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By: Stericycle
Jan04

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that through the end of November 2018, it processed 655,000 manifests into the Hazardous Waste Electronic Manifest (e-Manifest) system. A breakdown of the data submittal format (as of November 2018) is as follows: 21 percent via PDF image only 20 percent via PDF…

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