One of the most important, but often misunderstood parts of the hazardous waste (HW) regulations is the “Hazardous Waste Determination” that must be made by HW generators. As it is misunderstood, it is typically not done correctly. From different agency analyses, generators consistently fail to make an accurate hazardous waste determination, leading to the mismanagement of hazardous waste.
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A hazardous waste generator, by rule, is an entity, by site, whose acts or processes generate (produce or bring about) a solid waste that is:
- listed in the hazardous waste regulations,
- determined to be a characteristically hazardous, or
- otherwise identified as a hazardous waste.
Continue reading “New EPA Generator Rule Part Two: Definition of a Hazardous Waste Generator”
With this new rule, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing revisions to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act’s (RCRA) hazardous waste generator regulatory program proposed on September 25, 2015.
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Part One: Framework of Rule”
In our last blog post, we discussed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Proposed Rule on the Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals (HWP) This week’s post will examine how this regulation may affect long-term care facilities.
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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a Proposed Rule on the Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals (HWP) in September 2015. The proposed rule streamlines hazardous pharmaceutical waste management standards for healthcare facilities operating in the United States, including pharmacies, veterinary clinics, physicians’ offices, dentists’ offices, outpatient care centers, chiropractors, hospitals, nursing care facilities, pharmaceutical reverse distributors and medical examiners and coroners’ offices.
Continue reading “Part 1: New EPA Rule Explained”