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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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John Kim appointed as Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)

Today, Governor JB Pritzker named John Kim to serve as Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA).  John is well known to the environmental community, as he currently serves as Chief Legal Counsel for the IEPA and has previously served in many senior roles at IEPA during his 25-year tenure there. https://capitolfax.com/2019/01/17/pritzker-names-another-deputy-governor-and-new-directors-of-iepa-idhr-and-idol/

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