Drum Reconditioners: Are You Sending RCRA Empty Containers?

Posted: April 18th, 2023

United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) is currently reviewing compliance with the definition of RCRA “empty”. U.S. EPA completed a damage case report to improve their understanding of how the drum reconditioner industry operates and to document incidents at […]

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2024 U.S. EPA Budget: How Could It Affect You?

Posted: April 3rd, 2023

The Biden-Harris Administration released its President’s Budget for fiscal year 2024 (Budget) on March 9th. The Budget includes a request for over $12 billion to be allocated to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA or the Agency) for […]

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2023 Look Ahead: Battery Technology and Regulatory Changes

Posted: January 26th, 2023

As the market demand increases for electric vehicles and alternative energy storage, i.e., batteries, the technology and regulations around the technology are developing.  As we lookahead in 2023, we see the following items getting traction. Advances around battery technology with […]

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Recent Changes Proposed to the Refrigerant Rules

Posted: January 26th, 2023

The American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) act was enacted by Congress on December 27, 2020 to direct the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) to curtail and restrict the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by 85% in the United States by […]

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U.S. EPA Issues Engine Compliance Advisory and Enforcement Alert

Posted: October 5th, 2022

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance recently issued a Clean Air Act (CAA) Compliance Advisory and Enforcement Alert for Stationary Engines.  In this alert, U.S. EPA notes taking numerous enforcement actions against […]

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North Carolina DEQ Action Strategy for PFAS

Posted: August 24th, 2022

On June 7, 2022, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) announced their Action Strategy for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). NC DEQ plans to enact the Action Strategy in conjunction with the United States Environmental Protection Agency […]

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SCAQMD – Proposed Metal Recycling and Shredding Rule

Posted: August 15th, 2022

On July 1, 2022, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD or District) published an Initial Preliminary Draft of Proposed Rule 1460 for the control of particulate matter emissions from metal recycling and shredding operations. If promulgated, Rule 1460 […]

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