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EPA Publishes Interim Guidance on Destruction and Disposal of PFAS and Materials Containing PFAS

On December 18, 2020, as required by § 7361 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its Interim Guidance on Destroying and Disposing of PFAS and Materials...more

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Hazardous Waste Enforcement: Alabama Department of Environmental Management and Huntsville Solar Panel Manufacturing Facility...

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (“ADEM”) and LG Electronics USA, Inc. (“LG”) entered into a January 6th Consent Order (“CO”) addressing alleged violations of the ADEM Administrative Code addressing...more

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Hazardous Waste Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment - Division of Environmental Quality and Hot Springs...

The Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment – Division of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) and Timber Automation, LLC (“TA”) entered into a December 17th Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressing alleged violations...more

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Emergency Preparedness and Prevention under the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule

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Generators of hazardous waste have long understood the importance of emergency preparedness and prevention to regulatory compliance and facility safety.  Contingency planning and coordination with emergency service providers...more

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EPA Says No Risk from CERCLA Financial Assurance Exemptions for Three Named Industries

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EPA has promulgated a final rule declining to impose final assurance requirements on the electric power, petroleum and coal manufacturing, and chemical manufacturing industries to clean up spills of hazardous substances. ...more

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Retailers: Potential Problems When Dealing with Hazardous Waste

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Recently, Dana Palmer, a partner at Allen Matkins, presented a webinar entitled Hazardous Waste Management & Regulatory Interpretations: Perils & Pitfalls for Companies Regarding Salvageable/Usable Goods vs. Waste. The...more

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Hazardous Waste Enforcement: Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Proposed Order/Assessment Related to Memphis...

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (“TDEC”) issued a December 1st proposed Director’s Order and Assessment (“Order”) to Methodist Healthcare – Memphis Hospitals (“MHMH”) addressing alleged violations of...more

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California Environmental Law & Policy Update - December 2020 #4

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Congress takes aim at climate change in massive relief bill - Bullet Associated Press – December 21 - The pandemic relief and spending package that President Donald Trump signed into law on Monday includes billions of...more

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EPA Releases Interim Guidance on Destruction and Disposal of PFAS

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EPA encourages storage of PFAS and PFAS-containing materials rather than disposal On December 18, 2020, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released interim guidance on destruction and disposal of...more

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Environmental Update, December 2020 #2

Early Stakeholder Outreach – Review 2021 Rules: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA), Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization (DERR), is seeking early stakeholder input on amendments to the Hazardous...more

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Criminal Enforcement/Clean Water Act: Leetsdale, Pennsylvania, Copper-Processing Company Charged for Alleged Violations

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania issued a December 1st news release stating that a copper-processing company had been charged with three felony counts alleging violations of the...more

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Superfund Defense That The Government Hopes You Don't Know About - Part 3

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The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (“CERCLA”), also known as the Superfund law, imposes strict, joint and several, and retroactive liability.  Over time, many companies and their legal...more

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Hazardous Waste Enforcement: Alabama Department of Environmental Management and Limestone County Automotive Gasket Manufacturing...

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (“ADEM”) and American Leakless Company LLC (“ALC”) entered into a November 9th Consent Order (“CO”) addressing alleged violations of Alabama hazardous waste regulations. See...more

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Criminal Enforcement: Former Electronics Recycling Company President Sentenced for Alleged Hazardous Waste Violations

The United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin issued a November 19th news release stating that James Moss (“Moss”) of Ladysmith, Wisconsin, was sentenced by a U.S. District Judge to 18 months in federal...more

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Hazardous Waste Enforcement: Alabama Department of Environmental Management and Montgomery Hinge/Kick-Plate Manufacturing and...

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (“ADEM”) and C. Hager & Sons Hinge Manufacturing Company, Inc. (“C. Hager”) entered into an October 21st Consent Order (“CO”) addressing alleged violations of the Alabama...more

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Hazardous Waste Enforcement: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Grand Rapids, Michigan, Hospital Enter into Consent...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and Spectrum Health Hospitals (“Spectrum”) entered into an October 29th Consent Agreement and Final Order (“CAFO”) addressing alleged violations of the Resource...more

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COVID-19 Fake Cures | Accuracy In Debt Collection Reporting | North Carolina AG Reelected

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2020 AG Elections- Just Called: Incumbent Attorney General Wins Second Term in North Carolina- •North Carolina AG Josh Stein (D) won reelection in a closely watched race over Jim O’Neill (R) by a margin of 51% to 49.9%....more

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Wyoming Industrial Siting: Navigating the Path for Industrial Growth

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To balance the needs of both industry and communities, Wyoming has developed a uniform, state-wide permitting system for all large-scale industrial facilities. Wyoming's Industrial Development Information and Siting Act sets...more

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Universal Waste Enforcement: Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment – Division of Environmental Quality and Crittenden...

The Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment – Division of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) and Upper Edge Technologies, Inc. (“Upper Edge”) entered into an October 13th Consent Administrative Order (“CAO”) addressing...more

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Hazardous Waste Enforcement: Alabama Department of Environmental Management and Cullman County, Alabama, Hazardous Waste...

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (“ADEM”) and Action Environmental, LLC, (“Action”) entered into an October 1st Consent Order (“CO”) addressing alleged violations of the ADEM Admin. Code addressing the...more

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Renewable Energy: California Department of Toxic Substances Control Classifies Solar Panels as Universal Waste

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (“DTSC”) announced in an October 26th news release that it was classifying hazardous waste (i.e., discarded) solar panels as universal waste. DTSC states that the...more

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California Classifies Solar Panels as Universal Waste

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The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) recently finalized long-awaited revisions to its hazardous waste regulations that will allow PV solar panels to be managed as “universal waste” beginning on January...more

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Modernizing the EPA Ignitability Test: Alcohol, Thermometers, and Multi-Phased Substances

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It took nearly thirty years, but EPA has updated the test methods used to determine whether a waste is an ignitable hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The revisions are intended to...more

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Hazardous Waste Enforcement: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Covington, Louisiana, Health Care Facility Enter into...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and Ochsner Health Center (“OHC”) entered into an October 6th Consent Agreement and Final Order (“CAFO”) addressing alleged violations of the Resource Conservation and...more

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Washington State Provides Hazardous Waste Updates for Business

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On September 30, 2020, the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) adopted updates to its Dangerous Waste Regulations, Chapter 173-303 WAC. These updates go into effect on October 31, 2020. The updated...more

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