Archive for the ‘Hazardous Waste’ Category

By: Stericycle
Jun12

The state of Washington has passed House Bill 1652, creating a statewide product stewardship program for paint. Proponents of this bill have been working for nearly one decade to pass a paint stewardship program. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed the bill into law on May 9, with it going into…

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By: Stericycle
Jun03

As we reported earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals, impacting health care entities including long-term care (LTC) facilities. These requirements regard the generation, management, storage, treatment and disposal of hazardous wastes. As we continue to monitor, below is the most…

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By: Stericycle
May17

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is soliciting nominees for a new Lithium Battery Safety Advisory Committee. Nominations from across the transportation and manufacturing industries are encouraged. “The Department is seeking experts from diverse technical and transportation backgrounds to evaluate safety improvements for the…

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By: Stericycle
May13

With Washington’s rule effective last month, 28 states are left pending adoption of the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule. As states and territories analyze the rule, Stericycle Environmental Solutions continues to monitor the latest activity. Below, we outline the most recent anticipated schedule of states and territories adopting the rule. States…

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By: Stericycle
May11

Illinois is considering special manifest requirements for non-hazardous waste. This would solve an issue that exists today, as “special waste” must be shipped on a Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest. “Special waste” generally refers to all non-hazardous waste in Illinois, including non-hazardous pharmaceutical waste. As a result, this designation has created…

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By: Stericycle
May08

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposal in the Federal Register (84 Fed. Reg. 12539) to “modernize” the determination for the characteristic of ignitability for liquids under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Comments are being accepted until June 3, 2019, and the final rule is projected to…

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By: Stericycle
Apr29

As Earth Day was observed globally last week, Stericycle Environmental Solutions celebrated what we stand for all year long – protecting what matters. Our company is committed to protecting what matters for our customers, our team members, the communities we serve and the environment. Coinciding with Earth Day, we proudly…

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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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