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New Year Brings New Coal Ash Regulations and New Legislative Proposals

by Burr & Forman on

December 19, 2014 marked the deadline for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to announce its final decision regarding a new regulatory scheme for coal ash disposal (Coal Combustion Residuals or CCR). The new...more

EPA Significantly Revises Regulations Affecting Hazardous Materials Recyclers

by BakerHostetler on

On December 10, 2014, EPA released a prepublication version of its long-awaited final rule revising regulations affecting hazardous materials recyclers under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”). The rule,...more

Hazardous Waste Recycling Regulations – the Latest Chapter

by McDermott Will & Emery on

“A long time ago in a [May 19, 1980 Federal Register] far, far away [or so it seems],” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared its authority to regulate all hazardous secondary material, whether discarded or...more

EPA Rewrites Hazardous Waste Recycling Rules (Again)

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

The U.S. EPA recycling rules for “hazardous secondary materials” have been like the mathematical word problems you wanted to avoid on the algebra test: complicated and mind-bending. But what wastes are exempted from...more

Cleaning House? – Environmental Issues to Consider

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

While spring is typically the time of year we think of for cleaning, I find fall a good time to do it. I probably never got over the feeling of new beginnings that come with fall and school starting. So, as I was cleaning my...more

RCRA Developments - What’s Hot, What’s Simmering?

EPA’s efforts to regulate certain types of wastes as hazardous wastes -- some decades in the making -- are starting to see the light of day. Ranging from “very hot” to “simmering,” a number of EPA’s rules under the Resource...more

Proposed Regulation of Hazardous Waste in Retail Sector

by Reed Smith on

The Environmental Protection Agency has released a Notice of Data Availability (NODA) in order “to collect information towards improving hazardous waste requirements for the retail sector.” Retailer hazardous waste violations...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - September 27, 2013

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Governor Brown signs bill to regulate hydraulic fracturing in California: Reuters - Sep 20 -- California's first legislatively-mandated regulations on hydraulic fracturing and related...more

EPA Finalizes a Rule Excluding Reusable and Disposable Wipes from Hazardous Waste Regulation

by BakerHostetler on

Businesses spend millions of dollars each year disposing of solvent-contaminated rags, towels and other wipes. Much of the high cost stems from the fact that, under existing regulations, wipes contaminated with hazardous...more

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