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Accumulating Universal Waste: The One-Year Factor

Topic: Hazardous and Solid Waste; Special Topics in Environmental Management

By Elizabeth M Dickinson, JD, Legal Editor

“One year” is the operative time frame for managing universal wastes under the RCRA regulations at 40 CFR 273. All handlers of universal waste have one year to keep universal waste onsite. To prove that it meets this time limitation, the handler must be able to demonstrate the number of days the universal waste has been accumulating at the facility. Similarly, any handler of universal waste that wants to accumulate universal wastes for over one year must be able to demonstrate that more than 365 days is needed to accumulate enough universal waste to make offsite shipments easier.

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Do Not Help with the CPP, AGs Tell EPA

Topic: Special Topics in Environmental Management

The attorneys general (AGs) of West Virginia and Texas do not believe the EPA should provide assistance to the states with implementing the Clean Power Plan (CPP) while the U.S. Supreme Court’s stay of that rule is in effect. In a letter to Janet McCabe, EPA’s acting assistant administrator of Air and Radiation, West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey and Texas AG Ken Paxton wrote that the Agency is not respecting the purpose of the stay if it continues to spend federal taxpayer dollars to help states plan for compliance with the CPP.

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SPCC: Trucking Terminal

Topic: Ask the Expert; Special Topics in Environmental Management; Q&A

Q. Does a trucking terminal need an SPCC plan?

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Proposal Updates NPDES Provisions

Topic: Environmental Permitting; Regulatory Developments; Special Topics in Environmental Management

The EPA has issued a proposal to update provisions under 15 headings in its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program. The proposal results in part from an ongoing directive from the White House instructing federal agencies to conduct periodic reviews of regulations to eliminate outdated requirements and reduce the compliance burden on the regulated community.

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TSCA Reform Bill Heads to the White House

Topic: Chemicals; Regulatory Developments; Special Topics in Environmental Management

The Senate voted to pass a bill to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Bill. The bill now goes to President Obama for his signature in order to become law. It’s the first time the Act has been amended in 40 years.

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