Tag Archives: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

EPA Publishes the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency recently published the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (“HWGIR”), offering improvements to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act’s (“RCRA”) Hazardous Waste Generator Regulatory program enacted in 1980. The new rule brings over 60 changes, which are intended to clarify existing requirements, increase flexibility and improve the rule’s usability by the regulating … Continue Reading

Retail Merchants Subject to Hazardous Waste Regulation

State and federal environmental agencies continue to focus enforcement efforts on the management of “waste” retail products, including cosmetics, pharmacy and lawn and garden supplies.  The US EPA has also announced its intentions to consider additional hazardous waste regulations and/or guidance focused specifically on the management of waste retail products. Recent state enforcement efforts have … Continue Reading