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AWMA-LMSS Annual Waste Conference Highlights – 2 in a series of 6 – Session II – Hazardous Waste Power Hour Recap, Laura Sugano

Hazardous Waste Power Hour, the second session of the Annual Waste Conference, was moderated by Kathy Doyle, Managing Director with Relief EHS. Cara Simaga, Director of Regulatory Affairs with Stericycle, kicked off the power hour with her presentation titled “New Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals Rule”. She was followed by David Rieser, Of Counsel with K&L Gates,…

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Resource Recovery in the Wastewater Sector: Crystal Green, Algae, and EQ Compost

Dominic Brose, PhD, Senior Environmental Research Scientist for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, presented on Resource Recovery in the Wastewater Sector: Crystal Green, Algae, and EQ Compost (exceptional quality) at the AWMA-LMS Waste Conference on May 14, 2019. He referenced the MWRD’s history as being founded to reverse the Chicago River in…

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2019 Annual Waste Conference A Great Success

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2019 Annual Waste Conference on May 14, 2019 at Union League Club and to all the speakers for generously giving of their time and knowledge.  We’ve heard numerous great comments and hope you also found the conference to be informative and worthwhile. Conference handbooks can be found on…

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EPA to Hold First Meeting of the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals

On May 8, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will hold the first meeting of the Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), as amended by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (Lautenberg Act), for Pigment Violet 29 (PV29), the first…

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EPA Regional Offices Getting a New Look

“Beginning this week, the EPA is going to start implementing its plans to reorganize the 10 regional offices to more closely resemble the organizational structure at the headquarters in Washington, D.C. Plans for this move were announced back in September 2018 via a memo to EPA staff. According to a letter sent by Administrator Andrew…

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What Illinois Manufacturers Need to Know About California’s Proposition 65

“California’s so-called “Prop 65” law is the common nickname for California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. Prop 65 requires a set of specific and distinct warnings to be placed on “consumer products” that reveal whether the product contains any one of more than 900 chemicals on California’s disclosure list (which is…

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EPA, USDA, and FDA Unveil Formal Strategy to Reduce Food Waste, Bring State and Local Partners Together to Increase Collaboration

(4/12/2019) This week, as part of the Trump Administration’s Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the release of a federal interagency strategy to address food waste. The agencies held an event at EPA headquarters…

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2019 Stephen Rothblatt Scholarship Application Deadline extended to May 31, 2019

For the ninth consecutive year, the Air & Waste Management Association Lake Michigan States Section (A&WMA-LMSS) will again be awarding a graduate student scholarship in memory of Mr. Stephen H. Rothblatt.  Mr. Rothblatt was a longtime supporter and contributor to the A&WMA-LMSS, including serving as Chairman of the Board from 1987-1988.  In his professional capacity,…

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EPA Finalized Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals

This final rule establishes cost-saving, streamlined standards for handling hazardous waste pharmaceuticals to better fit the operations of the healthcare sector while maintaining protection of human health and the environment.  Under this final rule, FDA-approved, over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies (i.e., nicotine patches, gums and lozenges) will no longer be considered hazardous waste when discarded, which…

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Chicago’s Bulk Materials Rules

On January 29, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) was implementing stronger rules governing industries that handle bulk materials, including manganese. Specifically, CDPH strengthened the City’s Bulk Materials Rules, including imposing enhanced monitoring requirements for all bulk solid material facilities and establishing new requirements for facilities that handle unpackaged…

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