Archive for the ‘Hazardous Waste’ Category

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
Aug02

From a single store to a large brand with a national presence, retailers face many unique challenges. Few of these challenges, however, have as much potential to impact a retailer’s brand and financial status as environmental and waste regulations. The rising focus on regulations and enforcement can result in fines…

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By: Stericycle
Jul18

We are continuing to see more states move forward with paint stewardship bills. Putting paint stewardship legislation in place requires states to have program maintenance, proper disposal based on type of paint and reporting on quantities. As we continue to monitor and report the progress of paint stewardship legislation, below…

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By: Stericycle
Jul15

With Tropical Storm Barry making landfall on the Gulf Coast, it is 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 your facility’s…

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By: Stericycle
Jul15

As of July 2019, there are 27 states pending adoption of the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule. This rule is a much-needed update and makes other rules easier to understand, facilitates better compliance, provides greater flexibility in how hazardous waste is managed and closes important gaps in the regulations. Two…

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By: Stericycle
Jul08

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently published its highly anticipated final rule on the Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals. These new regulations require retailers with pharmacies to examine – and likely restructure – their hazardous waste management practices. Additionally, the rule also has implications for retailers without pharmaceuticals, as it addresses the reverse logistics…

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By: Stericycle
Jul05

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its final rule on the Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals in February 2019. These new regulations require many health care entities and retailers to examine hazardous waste management practices. Failure to comply with any part can result in costly fines and brand damage. State-by-state adoption will…

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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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