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Don’t Flush the Drugs! The EPA is Coming!

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a pre-publication Proposed Rule (40 C.F.R. part 266, subpart P) regulating the management and disposal of drugs deemed “hazardous waste pharmaceuticals” by healthcare...more

EPA Proposes Changes to Hazardous Waste Generator Rules and a New Management of Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing two new hazardous waste rules that EPA believes will strengthen environmental protection and reduce regulatory burdens. The first is an update to the hazardous...more

EPA Proposes New Rules for Pharmaceutical Hazardous Waste Management and for Other Hazardous Waste Generators

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced two new proposed hazardous waste rules that EPA believes would clarify and simplify requirements for health care facilities and retail pharmacies to manage their...more

Recent Developments Regarding Disposal of Pharmaceutical Products

Recent environmental developments may impact the health care industry and should continue to be monitored. Several environmental developments related to the discarding of pharmaceutical products (including veterinary...more

EPA to Propose Health Care Facility-Specific Regulations for the Management of Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Under RCRA

EPA plans to propose new regulations this year to address the management of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The agency anticipates issuing a notice of proposed...more

New York Environmental Commissioner Will Issue an Order Early Next Year Banning “Fracking,” Under a Moratorium Since 2008

In a much-anticipated report, the New York State Department of Health has concluded that high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) should be banned statewide. In a nutshell, the Department found that there was insufficient...more

Taking A Look At Significant Environmental Legislation This Session:

SB 38 – Amend Environmental Laws started as Emergency Management Amendments. The House added environmental amendments. The House sent the bill back to the Senate for concurrence. The Senate Clerk’s Office is holding the bill...more

Applying for a Permit, License, Certification or Registration from DHEC

In this presentation: - Which Permit(s) Do I Need? - Your Planning List - How long will the Permitting Process Take? - Planning Process Time Frames for Some of DHEC's More Common Permits -...more

City Adopts Progressive General Plan Addressing Link Between the Built Environment and Public Health

Recently, the City of Richmond, a bay area industrial and commercial hub, approved an innovative General Plan that includes a comprehensive element dedicated to community health and wellness. The city’s General Plan, which...more

Controversial DTSC Vapor Intrusion Policy May Impede Development

The California Department of ToxicSubstances Control ("DTSC") is seeking comments on its revised "Vapor Intrusion Mitigation Advisory" ("DTSC Advisory") which emphasizes remediation over engineering controls at sites with...more

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