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A&WMA-LMSS 2019 Annual Waste Conference Highlights – Session III – State Regulatory Agency Panel

Article provided by Laura Sugano, Roux Associates, Inc.   State Regulatory Agency Panel, the third session of the Annual Waste Conference, was moderated by Larry Falbe, Principal with Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. Charles Breitenfeldt, Compliance Assistance & Voluntary Programs Partners for Clean Air Coordinator with Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) began the…

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2019 Waste Conference – Electronic Waste Recap

The following article was provided by Cathy Hill, CEO, HOBI International. Electronic waste and the dumping of IT assets is a worldwide concern. And while putting a stop to growing technology is impossible, there are ways to control how we manage our e-waste.  The easiest method is to partner with an IT Asset Disposition (ITAD)…

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EPA formalizes approach to avoid federal and state duplication of inspections and enforcement

In navigating the complex and ever-changing framework of federal, state and local environmental law, the regulated community is often subject to duplicative federal and state regulatory requirements. At times, this can lead to multiple requests from various agencies for information, notices of violation, and seemingly duplicative penalties. Further, the involvement of multiple state and federal…

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EPA Air Chief Exits as Deregulatory Agenda Hangs in Balance

EPA’s air chief Bill Wehrum’s exit from the agency surprised many observers, as critical portions of his agenda remain unfinished. But observers said Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator Anne Idsal, who is set to take over Wehrum’s responsibilities as acting assistant administrator, is likely to continue many of Wehrum’s priority actions. Wehrum’s departure, announced June 26…

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A&WMA-LMSS 2019 Annual Waste Conference Highlights – Session II – Hazardous Waste Power Hour Recap

Article provided by Laura Sugano, Roux Associates, Inc.   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…

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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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