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RCRA imminent & hazardous endangerment notice must be specific, notes Second Circuit
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

A RCRA notice is mandatory, as noted by the U.S. Supreme Court in Hallstrom v. Tillamook County , 493 U.S. 20, 26 (1989). The purpose of the notice is to a) inform public agencies of the alleged problem so that they can ascertain if they wish to take... Read More

Generators Need to be Vigilant About TCLP Sampling Protocol
Posted on 17 Jul 2015 by Williams Mullen

By A. Keith "Kip" McAlister, Jr. The Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP), SW-846 Method 1311, was promulgated by EPA pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act to test and determine the potential leaching rate... Read More

EPA Issues New Rules Governing Recycling That Will Impact Most Major Industries
Posted on 10 Feb 2015 by Babst Calland

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently revised its rules governing the recycling of spent materials, listed hazardous sludge and listed by-products associated with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) definition of solid... Read More

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EPA Issues Final Rulemaking for Coal Combustion Residuals
Posted on 5 Feb 2015 by Babst Calland

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued an advance notice of a final rulemaking that will regulate coal combustion residuals (CCR) as solid waste under Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The rulemaking will... Read More

EPA proposes new hazardous waste recycling regulations to address environmental justice concerns
Posted on 17 Jul 2011 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

EPA is has released for public comment its draft expanded environmental justice analysis of the 2008 definition of solid waste. The draft evaluates the rule’s potential impact on low-income and minority communities. EPA is also requesting public... Read More

New York Environmental Regulator Announces New Hazardous Waste Enforcement Initiative Against Supermarkets, Retail Pharmacies and Similar Establishments
Posted on 3 Mar 2015 by GreenbergTraurig

In a move that will have a substantial impact on future obligations of supermarkets, drug stores and “big box” retailers in New York State, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently announced that it would begin... Read More