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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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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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Andrew Wheeler to lead U.S. EPA

The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a 52-47 mostly party-line vote. https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/432033-senate-confirms-wheeler-to-lead-epa

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e-Manifest ICR

A Federal Register Notice announcing EPA’s intent to submit the e-Manifest ICR to OMB for review and approval was published on February 8, 2019 (Go to Regulations.gov at https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EPA_FRDOC_0001-23405 to view). The FRN provides an overview of the manifest program and proposes estimates of the time and cost for the public to respond to the…

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Should Your Hazardous Waste Be Managed as Universal Waste?

Shared from A&WMA Newswire By Elizabeth M Dickinson, JD Feb 1, 2019 Hazardous Waste Management Determining whether you are allowed to, and also whether you should, manage certain generated wastes as universal wastes rather than hazardous wastes is a dilemma that can plague a generator of hazardous waste. The questions the issue brings forth range…

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